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Part of OPIRG’s Power Your Passion for Public Interest Action series

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Media Attention: how to get it, what to do with it
6:00 -7:30 PM with Kelly Bennett, CBC Hamilton
MUSC 318

A workshop to help participants understand and practice:

what elements of their work might make a story in the media (and what doesn’t make the grade)
how to frame the issue when communicating it to a reporter
best way to get media to take notice (media release? social media? etc)
how to prepare to be interviewed – distilling key talking points, learning what details to share
Kelly Bennett is an award-winning investigative reporter who’s worked in digital, print, radio and television journalism for 11 years. She has investigated a plummeting housing market and uncovered controversial policing practices in diverse communities. She finds human stories to illustrate and illuminate complex systems, to question clichés and conventional wisdom. Bennett grew up in Victoria, B.C., and lived and worked in San Diego for 12 years before moving to Hamilton, Ontario, in 2014. She’s currently a reporter at CBC Hamilton. Previously, she helped grow the award-winning online nonprofit news organization Voice of San Diego and appeared regularly on NBC and PBS/NPR affiliates.

OPIRG will provide a light meal before the workshop at 5:30 PM

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