Get on Board the Citizen Journalist Movement April 6 in Hasbrouck Heights!
AFP Foundation’s Citizen Watchdog Summit in Hasbrouck Heights is coming up fast! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn what it takes to become a highly skilled citizen journalist and to help restore accountability to government!
Taxpayer, you know it’s easy to forget sometimes just what a great opportunity everyday citizens have right now to take up the mantle of good journalism.
For most of our lives, the news that was put forth for public consumption was filtered and controlled by elites at outlets like the New York Times or NBC, CBS or ABC News. Locally, you and I relied on papers like The Record or the The Star-Ledger for our information about current events and politics. These media conglomerates told us what they thought we should know…and left out what they didn’t want to tell us.
Well, those days are over. Today this monopoly has forever been broken!
You and I now have tools available to us that past generations could only dream about. Incredible innovations in technology and the emergence of the Internet enable us to access, uncover, create and disseminate information about those in power like never before.
Everyday citizens can now find all kinds of public documents at their fingertips on the web. They can use their IPhones to capture and publish video to YouTube on the spot. Or they can take to Twitter or Facebook to market, promote and disseminate their own news stories via their own blogs and websites.
The only question is whether you and I will take advantage of the incredible opportunity these tools provide to hold those in power accountable to the people!
At our upcoming Citizen Watchdog Summit you will learn the skills needed to transform into a proficient citizen journalist ready to restore accountability to government! At this intense day of citizen journalism training led by our friends at the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity you will…
- Hear directly from experts in the citizen journalism movement like Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe and others;
- Learn how to promote your story to the media;
- Receive tips and techniques for making the most out of social media tools like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook;
- Discover how to unearth documents and public records via open public records (OPRA) or Freedom of Information (FOI) requests…and much more!
So, if you are angered and frustrated when the mainstream media doesn’t do its job, or you are just plain tired of people in power wasting and abusing our hard-earned tax dollars, don’t miss this opportunity to do something about it!
Hasbrouck Heights Event - Saturday, April 6
Hasbrouck Heights Hilton
650 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, 07604
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
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