Workshop: 'How to Get Your Story the Attention it Deserves'
November 2, 2017
4:00 pm-6:30 pm
Integrated Sciences Building
UMass Amherst Campus
The Resistance Studies Initiative presents: "How to Get Your Story the Attention it Deserves: Understanding and dealing with media in your activism"
A workshop with Waging Nonviolence editor Eric Stoner, who will discuss the challenges activists and independent journalists face with the mainstream media and how they can be overcome.
Having a sophisticated understanding of how the media works and learning to use it to your advantage is critical to the success of social movements. He will also share guidelines for creating powerful storytelling and quality journalism, so that organizers will be more effective in getting their message out and ultimately driving change.
Eric Stoner is a co-founding editor at Waging Nonviolence (http://wagingnonviolence.or), a leading source for news, analysis and original reporting on the social movements that are constantly reshaping our world, and an adjunct professor at Rutgers University and St. Peter’s University. He has reported from Afghanistan and the Philippines, and his articles have appeared in The Guardian, Mother Jones, Salon, The Nation, Sojourners and In These Times.