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Center staffing addition; Mobile workshop Wednesday, October 12, 6pm

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While the PPIIN CEO search continues, the Center for Public Interest Journalism has added a program coordinator, Jared Brey.  Jared graduated from Temple with a master’s degree in journalism in May.  He covers zoning reform for Planphilly.com, and teaches a business communication course in the Fox school. He also received his bachelor’s degree from Temple, majoring in English.  Jared will manage the Center’s online communications and assist Center Director Tom Jacobson and Associate Director Andy Mendelson in organizing events, including a mobile workshop next week.  Information on this event is below:

Mobile Strategies for Journalism
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mitten Hall, Room 250

The Center for Public Interest Journalism and the School of Communications and Theater’s Department of Journalism present Amy Gahran, JOUR ’90, media consultant and principal of House of Local.

Gahran is a journalist, consultant and entrepreneur who explores how media is changing — and how communities, organizations and media outlets can thrive in this change. Her current main focus is mobile media, because everyone has a cell phone and they’re using them in lots of interesting ways — even not-so-smartphones. She’s a co-founder of OaklandLocal.com, a community news/view site serving Oakland, Calif. (where she currently lives). Gahran also covers mobile technology for CNN.com, and offers guidance to journalists, newsrooms and news entrepreneurs through the Knight Digital Media Center at USC.  She’s always on Twitter at @agahran, and her blog is Contentious.com.

This event is free and open to the public. Light food and drink will be served.

Thanks for reading and hope to see you there.

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Written by Mike Greenle

October 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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