On March 14, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. (Central Time) Marla Crockett, trained NIF moderator, veteran public radio and television journalist, and John Doble, seasoned reporter of public thinking based on National Issues Forums (among other talents!) will lead a free online citizen journalism workshop for members of the Texas Forums and NIF network. The purpose of this workshop is to prepare volunteers to observe and report on NIF forums. Participants will learn how to identify deliberation, listen for common ground and points that are unresolved, conduct post-forum interviews and write a quality report that will be used for the national report. For our first workshop, we will use the Energy Issue as our guide.
And here’s some good news! The Kettering Foundation is providing a free copy of the Energy Issue Guide to people who register and participate in the workshop. OK, it’s on the honor system, since you need to order the book BEFORE you participate in the workshop, but we trust ya!
To register and find out how to log into the virtual room, go to the Texas Forums Web Site.
To order your free copy of the Energy Problem issue book so you can do your homework before March 14th, call: 1.800.600.4060 and tell them you are registering for the online workshop on report-writing.
I have set up a web site for projects that are not ready for prime time…i.e., still in development and too fluid to put on our REAL web site. Here’s where you can learn more about our Citizen Journalism Project and other projects in development.