Friday, February 18, 2011

Citizen Journalism

Larry Wilson, public editor of the Pasadena Star-News, was the guest speaker at the kickoff of the Citizen Journalism Speaker Series on Wednesday evening.

Bloggers and others gathered in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library to hear Larry discuss the changing face of professional journalism today and how the average joe can become a competent citizen reporter via blogs, Facebook, cell phones and other social media.

Larry's a blogger, too!

Dean Lee, city editor of Mountain Views News, spoke briefly at the event:

Dean teaches a free class for current and budding citizen reporters every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 2057 N. Los Robles Ave., at the southwest corner of Los Robles and Woodbury. It's on the first floor of the two-story building (you can't miss it: It has "City of Pasadena" in great big letters). This is where our KPAS studio is!


Cafe Pasadena said...

Blogger Wilson best work is when he's writing about surfing.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

A lecture I wish I had attended

btw: You might want to let Larry know that when one tries to put in a comment at his blog, they get get a pop up saying "comment submission error"

I've tried several times

Kevin at Time River Productions said...

it was an excellent presentation by both speakers. Dean Lee was very thought provoking. Larry Wilson was too, but it was also very interesting to hear him tell of his career. i did not remember that he was a founder of Pasadena Weekly. It was a great evening. I look forward to the one next month with Andre Coleman, who is a top-notch journalist.

Bellis said...

How did I miss this? And I wanted to tell Larry the same thing as PA - the comments don't work on his blog.

Petrea said...

Larry is especially interesting on the urban homesteading kerfuffle today.

urban homestead urban homestead urban homestead
so sue me.