[CITASA] FW: ASA Social Media--of possible interest
cotten at uab.edu
Wed Jun 19 11:55:42 EDT 2013
Hi everyone. Take a look at the great series of workshops being offered by JustPublics.
JustPublics at 365 MediaCamp
Media & Digital Media Skills Workshops for Sociologists
219 W. 40th Street, New York, NY
MediaCamp Workshops are skills-building sessions for intellectuals who want to combine research and digital media for the public good. These workshops are free for faculty, staff, and graduate students who seek to enrich their digital media skills.
On August 8-9, just before the annual meetings in New York City, there are two days of workshops designed especially for sociologists who want to share their research with wider audiences.
MediaCamp is made possible by a partnership between JustPublics at 365, the CUNY Graduate Center and the CUNY J-School. MediaCamp is sponsored by the Ford Foundation.
The workshops include:
- Op-Ed Pieces and Pitches: Framing Research for Public Audiences
- Twitter: Social Media Practicum
- Blogging: Social Media Practicum
- Smart Photos with Smart Phones
- Data Visualization: Making Sense of the Numbers
- Being interview on Camera: Big Media for Academics
There is no limit to the number of workshops you can take. However, we expect these workshops to fill up quickly, so please sign up soon.
Praise for previous MediaCamp workshops:
"After attending a MediaCamp workshop, I ended up publishing some of my research on women taxi drivers in American Prospect magazine. The editors were so excited that they ran three of my stories on immigrant workers as part of a series. And, the things I learned at the workshop came in very handy last week when, following the death of Hugo Chavez (about whom I've written), I found myself beseiged by media requests, including many international and local tv stations, and an interview on MSNBC with Chris Hayes. I used the workshop notes to prepare for my appearance on television and it helped calm my nerves and make me feel more confident."
- Sujatha Fernandes, Associate Professor, Sociology, Queens College and the Graduate Center
Shelia R. Cotten, PhD
Department of Sociology
University of Alabama, Birmingham
460N Heritage Hall
1530 3rd Ave S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1152
cotten at uab.edu
Chair, Communication and Information Technologies Section (CITASA), American Sociological Association
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