Do you feel like your organization has a lot of important points to ad to the issues you work on, but no one is listening. Do you worry that the current discourse around your issue is leaving out key points? Join the Net Tuesday community as we explore online conversations. This interactive training will focus on practical skills for adding your voice to online media conversations about your issues.
You'll learn tricks of the trade for writing content, getting it in front of readers’ eyeballs, and contributing to the broader social justice discourse.
Our host for this workshop will be Jos Truitt the Media Relations Director at American Friends Service Committee, a 100-year-old Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice. She is passionate about shifting media narratives to change the way people think about important issues and inspire them to take action. Previously she was Executive Director of the popular publication Feminizing where she was also a columnist and editor. Truitt has organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference and was a field organizer at Choice USA. She has written for publications including The Nation, The Guardian, and Columbia Journalism Review, and has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about diverse newsrooms and online harassment, trans issues, reproductive justice, writing, feminism and grassroots organizing. She completed her Master in Fine Arts in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her “spare time” she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.