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Weave Bloggers Forum

9/1/13 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Sykes Common Room

Are you interested in blogging? Journalism? Social media? Activism and advocacy? Becoming a better writer? Working with others to make the world a better place?  If your answer to any of these questions is "yes," then come to the annual Weave Bloggers Forum!  This event is organized by the staff of the Weave, an SLU-based independent media project focused on underreported stories.  For the last seven years, the Weave has been a home for investigative, issue-based blogging as part of its larger mission of promoting citizen journalism, a better media system, and public dialogue and awareness about important global issues.  At this event, Weave bloggers (including several recent alumni) will be on hand to share what they have learned from the experience of blogging about issues such as urban poverty, refugees, media reform, and student activism.  You'll have the chance to:

  • learn more about the Weave's mission
  • learn how easy it is to get started as a member of the Weave's growing community of bloggers
  • speak one-on-one with a Weave blogger about your own blogging ideas
  • learn how to get involved in this exciting on-campus organization in other capacities (e.g., in videography, fundraising, web design, public relations)

The Weave is built upon the belief that if the mainstream news media are failing to provide the quality, in-depth coverage that we need in order to be informed and active citizens, then we have a responsibility to make better media ourselves.  There is a media revolution happening, and joining the Weave is a perfect way to be a part of it.  Come to the Weave Bloggers Forum and find out more!

The Weave: stitching the world back together, one underreported story at a time.