The Big Meeting
19th March at 6.30pm @ Ampersand Interventions, Floor 4, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim St, Newcastle, NE1 6QE
We have entered the next phase of We Are Our Media and beginning to build for our second edition of ‘The Eclipse’. We are getting out and about again, meeting new groups of people, training up new citizens within our DIO journalism course, raising funds, growing our team and developing the organisation and our production model.
There is a lot happening. To ensure there are plenty of opportunities for all those involved in what we are doing to come together, to stay connected and to get support, we have put in the diary a few ‘Big Meetings’. This is a regular meeting for all those involved in what we are doing, to come together, support each other, share ideas and feedback on their particular area of work.
At our first big meeting last month, we developed some action/working groups to focus on different areas of our work.
Currently we have four action groups
1. Building the infrastructure / vessel - Public meetings, peer support & accountability, new people, new places, growing the net
2. Road to Production – Reaching people, listening, workshops, Do It Ourselves Journalism, identify stories, share skills, explore issues
3. Production - Commissions, writers, photographers, illustrators, Cold Submissions, Inviting Content Creators, Writers, Edit and Design
4. Getting it out there - Marketing, Fundraising - Relationships, Communication, Money, partnerships
Since the meeting on the 10th Feb, these groups have been talking, developing ideas, getting out there and planning their next steps. At the Big meeting, we will have a chance to hear back from them on what they have been doing.
To ensure the meeting is also fun, useful and interesting, we are inviting a guest speaker, Ian Wylie from Northern Correspondent to share with us about his journey, all things civic journalism, hyper local and getting the legal stuff right etc.
Although the meeting is open to everyone, if this is your first meeting or involvement with We Our Media, please let us know before hand if you are coming so we can try and give you a bit of a brief about who we are and what we are about. (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Floor 4 - Commercial Union House
Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6QE
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