3/28 in #LosAngeles: Digital Storytelling in L.A.’s Diverse Communities (with @Alhambra_Source)

Our friends at the Eastside LA Netsquared Group are focusing on local media justice at their upcoming monthly meetup:

Monday March 28, 2011 at 6:30pm.

To explore this topic, a panel of local media-makers will share their experiences in reporting on L.A.’s diversity. Each will talk about making the transition to online media, working with community members as an outsider, and how organizations can also tell their own stories and make sure they’re heard.

Location: Asian Pacific American Legal Center, 1145 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA

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Daniela Gerson, is editor of The Alhambra Source and previously an immigration reporter for the New York Sun and contributor to Financial Times Magazine, New York Times, and New York Public Radio. The Source was launched recently as a hybrid model of professional community journalism. It is a USC Annenberg joint communication and journalism research initiative and the intention is to provide coverage to a community that has a shortage of local news coverage, has low civic engagement levels, and is very diverse linguistically and ethnically.

P. Kim Bui manages KPCC Radio’s ongoing commitment to social media and engagement on and off the Web. A digital journalist, she has worked for major newspapers as well as several news start-ups. She is originally from Des Moines, Iowa and graduated with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University. A self-professed nerd, she co-founded #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat for web journalists. One of her projects, OnCentral is a new local venture funded by Southern California Public Radio with the help of the California Endowment. Their coverage area currently includes South Park, Historic South Central and Vernon Central. The online news site works to enrich, inform and empower the communities surrounding Central Avenue in South Los Angeles. OnCentral tells stories about the problems and solutions in the area as well as what is happening in your neighborhood. Through the power of citizen reporting, engagement with the community and the work of journalists, OnCentral hopes to shed light on the growth, issues and life in South Los Angeles.

Hear in the City host and senior producer Sara Harris comes from fifteen years of public radio experience and has a strong commitment to bringing issues of urban environment, education, public health, and culture to the forefront of the media conversation as opposed to their traditional roles of special feature reportage. Sara’s radio stories have been featured on Marketplace, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Studio 360, The BBC’s The World, Living on Earth, and Mexico’s IMER national network. Sara launched the Los Angeles Bureau at Youth Radio in 2003 and founded the AudioPostales cross-border radio project with youth in Mexico and the U.S.

Hear in the City’s senior producer, Luis Sierra Campos, has been committed to public heath and community media in Los Angeles for over ten-years. His work ranges from running community HIV and AIDS outreach prevention programs to teaching multimedia journalism, to reporting on immigration and health for Youth Radio and for NPR programs All Things Considered and Day to Day. Luis directs Hear in the City’s live radio broadcast and does much of the show’s public health reporting.

Hear in the City: Radio Realities from the Urban Landscape focuses on local environment, arts, education, and culture in and around Los Angeles. The show’s goal is to map the city through sound-rich profiles of people living and working toward creative social change and solutions. Hear in the City envisions their show as radio for and by community stakeholders. One main tactic in that strategy is that, as journalists and producers, Hear in the City staff work with community stakeholders who have important stories to tell.