We’re celebrating the Daily Planet’s 8th birthday this month with a party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at Honey, 205 E. Hennepin, Minneapolis, and you’re invited. (It’s in the basement below the Ginger Hop restaurant.) We’ll take a little time to look back on past accomplishments and talk about future plans, but mostly it will be a chance to celebrate and socialize. The appetizers and birthday cake are on us; there will also be a cash bar with happy hour pricing.
May is also the month for our annual membership / fundraising drive, so we are asking for a suggested donation of $10 – or whatever you can afford. You can sign up now on our Birthday Party registration page, (warning: it may load slowly) or at the door. But even if you can’t make a donation, please sign up to let us know that you are coming. And please invite your friends to come, too.
If you prefer, you can sign up as a sustaining member of the Daily Planet on our secure donation page at www.tcdailyplanet.net/donate , and we’ll add you to the guest list.
And please remember: your support of the Twin Cities Media Alliance makes all of this work possible. To donate, visit our secure online donation page, or send a check to TCMA, 2600 E. Franklin #2, Minneapolis MN 55406.
Jeremy Iggers, executive director
Around 20 people gathered at the Common Table last month for a smartphone video workshop facilitated by Line Break Media’s Eleonore Wesserle. The workshop prepped folks to shoot compelling footage during One Day in the Twin Cities, an event that we co-sponsored. It’s one example of affordable trainings and workshops becoming a major part of our work, and we have lots brewing on that front. In May we’ll be meeting with staff of the Phillips Family Foundation to plan media and communications trainings for its trainees; also the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association to plan trainings for its staff. At the invitation of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization and University of Minnesota’s Student Board of Community Engagement, we’re holding Newsroom Cafes at the U of M and in Corcoran. Let us know if you’d like us to hold a Newsroom Cafe in your neighborhood! Also coming up in May: Guante returns with two public workshops, one on writing a stronger bio, the other on the power of social media and Marcos Lopez-Carlson is back for May’s social media clinic. We look forward to seeing you at some of our classes!
Community engagement editor Caitlin Burgess reports:
The Twin Cities Daily Planet is making moves to be more visible in the communities we serve. In June there are two events we are working on participating in and we’re on the look out for more. With that, we are always looking for volunteers who want to wave the Daily Planet flag at these events. Please contact me if you’re interested in giving a little bit of your time to the cause, or if you have other ideas for events we should participate in. caitlinburgess@tcdailyplanet.