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Workshops ReporterCorps

Workshops ReporterCorps

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Reporter Corps - Alhambra Source
Civic Engagement and Journalism Initiative at USC Annenberg 
Welcome to Reporter Corps!Reporter Corps is an opportunity to engage with your community, make a difference throughyour reporting, and build new skills with the support of our editorial team, mentors, andresearchers. You will be trained in journalistic ethics and practice, multimedia storytelling skills,and how your local government works so that you can report on your own community. Reporter Corps is made possible with the support of USC Annenberg School for Communication andJournalism and the McCormick Foundation.Collaboration with USC StudentsUSC journalism graduate students, on a project basis, will be recruited to work with members of Reporter Corps and sometimes be paired with them. This process should be mutually beneficial,with the reporters serving as guides to the communities and the graduate students providingadded reporting skills.MentorshipReporters will be assigned to one professional journalist during the six month program.Journalists will serve as mentors and provide guidance, support, and feedback on stories andideas. You are required to meet with your mentor at least once a month while maintainingcommunication via email or phone. Introductions will take place the week of October 15. As a member of Reporter Corps, your success depends on completion of all trainings,maintaining communication with your team, building relationships within your community, andmeeting the following program requirements:
Coordinate a meeting with your mentor every month
Produce at least one story within beat per week (20-25 stories by April)
On-call for general assignment one day per week
Produce one audio slideshow per program
Produce one “I am Alhambra” feature per program
Produce one social issue (immigration, race) story per program
Attend staff meetings on Thursdays at 2pm
Attend City Council meetings every other Monday at 7pm
Attend community contributor meetings the first Monday of month at 7pm
Attend seminars the third Monday of every month at 7pm
Participate in quarterly public event to share reportage with community
Enroll in Poynter courses for professional development - complete two per monthYou have been given access to the Reporter Corps calendar via your Alhambra Source emailaddresses. All workshops, meetings, and deadlines will be listed there.
Monday, Oct. 15
3 - 6pm Orientation
Tuesday, Oct. 16
1:30 - 5pm: Workshops
Wednesday, Oct. 17
5 - 8pm: Workshops
Reporter Corps - Alhambra Source
Civic Engagement and Journalism Initiative at USC Annenberg 
Thursday, Oct. 18
2 - 3pm: Workshop
7 - 9pm: Launch party
Friday, Oct. 19
10am - 12pm AHS Presentation
1:30 - 2:30pm Workshop
Monday, Oct. 22
7 - 9pm: City Council Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 23
3 - 4pm: Police Chief, Mark Yokoyama4:30-5:30pm: Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 25
9 - 10am Fire Chief, Bill Walker 
3 - 4pm AUSD Superintendent, Laura Tellez
Thursday, Nov. 1
10 - 11am: City Manager, Julio Fuentes
MADMAN, ARCHITECT, CARPENTER, JUDGENo writer sits down at a keyboard and watches in amazement as brilliant, seamless prose spillseffortlessly from her fingertips. Good journalism is not a product but a process -- a way of thinking about meaning, structure, language, and usage that calls for the writer to be bothcreative and clinical, expansive and meticulous. Author, journalist, and editor Jesse Katz breaksdown the four primary identities every writer needs to inhabit. Audio, Photography, Audio and PhotographyMultimedia journalist Lauren M. Whaley will talk about using pictures and sound to tell a story.She'll share examples of pieces she loves, pieces she has produced, and she'll talk about her creative process: planning, preparing, recording, producing. Come with questions!

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