Mark your calendar for an expert panel tackling the very current issue of citizen journalism. Here are the details:
Panel: Citizen Journalism, December 1, 2011
As police arrested credentialed journalists trying to cover sweeps against Occupy Wall Street protestors, “citizen journalists” stepped in to fill the gap, posting their accounts on websites like Storify. From covering OWS to Hurricane Irene to an impromptu striptease on the L train, “citizen journalists” are documenting their everyday experiences. But is it journalism? If not, what is it? Join us for a lively discussion with Anjali Mullany, social media manager at the New York Daily News; Mayhill Fowler, author of Notes From a Clueless Journalist; and Paolo Mastrangelo, curator of NYC the Blog. Moderated by Latrice Davis, chairwoman of the club’s social media and newsroom technology committee.
When: December 1, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
Where: The NYC Seminar and Conference Center, 71 West 23rd St., btw 5th & 6th
How much: $5 members; $15 nonmembers; $10 students
RSVP: to reserve a spot, please visit www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/panels
— Paolo Mastrangelo is the founder and curator of NYC The Blog, which attracted 50,000 monthly page views at its peak. Its original content was frequently cited by major media outlets like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Gawker, The Huffington Post, The London Telegraph, and numerous TV outlets. Currently on hiatus from blogging, he remains active on Twitter, where he reports on daily life in the city. Prior to creating NYC The Blog, Mastrangelo co-hosted a weekly radio show on community affairs in Northampton, Mass., where he also wrote a monthly column on politics, arts, and current affairs for a local alternative newspaper. Also, he’s since launched the @Newyorkist Twitter account.
— Mayhill Fowler is a freelance journalist whose previous career was being a stay-at-home mother to two now-adult daughters. She is the author of Notes From a Clueless Journalist: Media, Bias, and the Great Election of 2008, which detailed her experience covering the aforementioned presidential campaign for the Huffington Post. Fowler, who holds degrees from Vassar College and the University of California at Berkeley, served as a Knight Journalism Fellow at the University of Maryland.
— Anjali Mullany is the social media editor at the New York Daily News. She received her master’s degree in journalism from New York University.
— Latrice Davis is a freelance multimedia journalist and had been an online editor at the Associated Press from 2000 to 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication from New York University.