Media Release: People-Powered Media [un]Workshop set for Nov. 8

Greater Austin Community Media Action Group
c/o channelAustin
1143 Northwestern Avenue
Austin, TX 78702

Media Contact:
Stefan Wray
512-478-8600 x 13

People-Powered Media [un]Workshop set for Nov. 8

Austin, TX – A People-Powered Media [un]Workshop, hosted by the Greater Austin Community Media Action Group, will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at the Ruiz Branch of the Austin Public Library, located at 1600 Grove Blvd. The event is free and the community is invited to participate.

The [un]Workshop, scheduled from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, is an "unconference" created to explore community media and how it can be a tool for information, organization, and action. In the morning, attendees will generate the agenda, the sessions and the discussion. This "unconference" format is borrowed from the BarCamp model popular within the tech community.

The [un]Workshop will consist of two tracks with as many as 18 half hour sessions. Possible session topics include blogging and podcasting, citizen journalism, communications and media policy, and community broadcasting.

If you are a journalist, artist, technologist, community advocate, creator or just a citizen then the People Powered Media Workshop will have something for you.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so people are encouraged to register in advance for this free event at: http://media-unworkshop.eventbrite.com/

To check for event details and updates, go to: http://www.texascommunitymedia.org/unworkshop

For event location information, go to: http://www.austinlibrary.com/library/branches/index.cfm?action=ruiz

The Greater Austin Community Media Action Group is an offshoot of the Texas Community Media Summit, an event held at the University of Texas at Austin on March 1, 2008, that brought together community media makers, stakeholders, activists, and advocates from across Texas. A 2nd Texas Community Media Summit is being planned for 2009.