Journalism and media work are no longer performed by journalists and media professionals alone. The public wants to create, contribute, and share news and information. Tonight, filmmakers Elaine McMillion (Hollow, an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County, West Va), Michael Premo (Sandy Storylines, stories of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy), Laura Lo Forti (NPTMC Vanport Multimedia Project, a participatory oral history initiative that captures and honors the stories of Vanport Flood survivors), and panel moderator Jigar Mehta (18 Days in Egypt, an interactive storytelling website documenting a year of revolution in Egypt) will describe their interactive projects and documentaries, which are indicative of how journalists and media makers are redefining storytelling to engage with communities. This screening and panel discussion is part of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s “What is Journalism? Conference,” April 9-11. The public conference explores the past, present, and future of journalism as we move into the digital age.
Appears in: Special Screenings