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Community Activism and Citizen Journalism Made Easy

Community Activism and Citizen Journalism Made Easy

Join PDX Tech4Good and Portland Community Media (PCM) on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00 pm for look at the wide variety of simple-to-use tools for digital storytelling, community activism and citizen journalism that are available in the Portland area. PCM has recently put together some portable iPad kits that make shooting high-quality video on the fly incredibly easy to do. We will also discuss the various apps and smartphone techniques you can use to start spreading your message to a wider audience. 


Mark Ruskamp, Public Access Coordinator, Portland Community Media

Mark joined the Portland Community Media team in May of 2014 and has since been responsible for a number of studio and field production equipment improvements. In addition to researching and implementing new technology, Mark manages the team of people that loan video equipment out to community producers who have
completed the PCM certification coursework. In the interest of promoting free speech, PCM has been providing low-cost access to high-quality media equipment since 1982. Agenda:

Networking and refreshments: 6:00-6:30 pm.

Presentation and Hands-on Demonstration of iPad kits: 6:30-7:30 pm. Q&A: 7:30-8:00 pm.


PCM is wheelchair-accessible. We have off-street parking available and we are a block away from the Number 6 TriMet Bus Line. WHAT YOU'LL GET OUT OF PDXTECH4GOOD EVENTS

Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.

Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.

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  • Eric S.

    Very Hands On!

    1 · April 26

  • Joel Preston S.

    Mark Ruskamp was a great presenter. This was a very hands-on activity in which we shot video with Portland Community Media's new iPad systems, and learned how to upload and process it. We also got to see Christy Moore and Martin Jones do some pretty impressive improv on film.

    1 · April 26

  • Norman T.

    It opened my eyes to many new possibilities.

    1 · April 26

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