If you live in or near Ypsilanti, stop by the Heritage Community Media Lab!
A few of the EDMT faculty have been making presentations and running workshops at their storefront training studio. Their goal is to train the community to gather and report news on a variety of platforms. Community Media Lab offers a communications vehicle, free training, and a collaborative environment that welcomes and encourages community contributions to Heritage.com and their eight print publications.
I used to be a regular contributor to their newspapers. I was delighted at the welcome I received from them as a writer and, now, as a workshop organizer. They would love it if our EDMT students considered participating as well.
Dec. 5: “Blogging 101” — 1-3 p.m.Presented by Rick Kessler, a journalist, editor and blogger with the Journal Register Company
Dec. 12: “Contributing community content to your hometown newspaper” — 1-3 p.m. Presented by Michelle Rogers, managing editor of Heritage Media-West, publishers of eight weekly newspapers and the website Heritage.com
They are located at 215 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti and are open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.