Upcoming Twin Cities Media Alliance events this month include community conversations about how best to keep and create good jobs for Minnesota’s workforce; a celebration of the Daily Planet’s fifth birthday; a brown bag conversation about what the iPad means for journalism (with a free book offer for all who attend); and a citizen journalism class on using online tools such as Facebook and YouTube. Scroll down for details, and our editors’ reports.
The New Normal: Deciding Community Priorities in a Downsized Economy is the Daily Planet’s year-long project of news stories and community conversations, funded by the Bush Foundation, devoted to finding solutions to new economic challenges in our communities. We’re tackling a different topic every month. Here’s project manager Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva’s report on our April New Normal conversations:
Thanks to all of those who came and provided great insight at our three community conversations on the state state budget last month. And we were glad the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition and Growth and Justice co-hosted with the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Click here if you’d like to read last month’s coverage of the state budget.
Just a reminder: The Daily Planet is turning five, and we’re celebrating on May 17 with a birthday bash and happy hour.
When: Tuesday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: T’s Place, 2713 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
Who: Everyone is welcome, and there’s no charge.
Join TCDP editors, writers, photographers, videographers, media partners, readers and some special guests, for birthday cake, drinks, and conversation. Jimmi and the Band of Souls will provide the music. T’s Place has great happy hour specials – domestic beers for $2.50; imports, wine by the glass, and mixed drinks for $3.
Do you have an iPad? Do you wish you did? Do you wonder what impact the iPad 2 and other tablets will have on the future of journalism. Please join us for this month’s Brown Bag program, to be held Wednesday, May 25 at noon at the East Lake Public Library, 2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis. This month’s featured guest is Julio Ojeda-Zapata, editor, blogger, consumer technology columnist and award-winning reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a MediaNews Group newspaper. Julio is a nerd. A native of Quito, Ecuador, he was raised in San Juan, P.R., and he now lives in St. Paul with his wife and son. Everybody who comes to this presentation will receive a complimentary pdf copy of Julio’s newest book, ‘iPad Means Business,’ a book about how the Apple tablet became an essential work and school tool.
Daily Planet Editor Mary Turck reports:
Arts Editor Jay Gabler reports:
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