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Written. Filmed. Reported. Digital Storytelling for New Media Reporters

Starts May 9

Co-presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance & IFP Minnesota

1 session: Saturday, May 9, 10am–6pm

Video-based reporting can convey a powerful and provocative message. From the riots in Ferguson to everyday life in your community, video-reporting can tell a story that provides immediacy and imagery to the events that shape the lives of your audience. Join media professional Jordan Lee Thompson and Twin Cities Daily Planet editor Allison Herrera to get the lowdown on how to make your video story deeply engaging. Learn the basics of planning, filming, and editing. Then… go out and create your own stories for the Twin Cities Daily Planet! Whether you’re new to journalism or an experienced print reporter wanting to explore new methods of storytelling, you’re sure to gain new skills and have fun.

Tuition: $175 regular/$130 member/$100 low-income

Jordan Lee Thompson is an art worker and educator who works in a variety of mediums including video production, installation, projection, performance, animation, and other new media to combine his passions of participatory art, critical theory, sociology, and storytelling. Jordan has been working with digital media production since he was fourteen and now spends his days as the Youth Media Coordinator at CTV North Suburbs, where he directs the Youth Media Department and its award-winning CreaTV afterschool program. Jordan and his team develop and facilitate on-site and mobile workshops on media literacy and production for youth, helping teens write, produce, and distribute their own short films. Jordan also teaches editing classes at Minneapolis Telecommunications Network and is the Creative Director of the Twin-Cities-based multidisciplinary dance company Dance & Other Behaviors. Jordan holds a BFA in Studio Arts, a BA in Art History and Arts Management, and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Iowa. You might find him around the Twin Cities wherever there’s new theater, live music, and great food.

Allison Herrera has a broad background in youth media. She has served as IFP MN’s Youth Program Director and taught youth workshops for Saint Paul Neighborhood Network and Intermedia Arts. Allison is also a reporter and producer for AMPERS, an association of 15 independent community radio stations in Minnesota, and a freelance video producer.

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May 9, 2015
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Jordan Lee Thompson & Allison Herrera
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May 4, 2015
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1 session: Saturday, May 9, 10am–6pm