Northwest Institute for Social Change Celebrates and Discusses Future of Media Activism
Are you sick of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan making national headlines?
Where has all the real news gone?
This past summer, 13 college students have been sponsored by the newly launched Northwest Institute and have been addressing these very issues—and learning about the new opportunities presented for the media by technologies like YouTube and blogs.
Sponsored by former Portland Mercury co-founder and managing editor Phil Busse, the program teaches and inspires a new generation of independent journalists.
The Northwest Institute for Social Change will celebrate the culmination of its inaugural year on August 22 with a gala event.
The event will be held at the Fleming Building, on the corner of NW 6thand Flanders, with doors opening at 6:30 and presentations beginning at 7:30.
The Institutes 13 fellows have traveled across the country—from Boston University, Princeton, University of Colorado—as well as local students from Lewis & Clark, Reed, and PSU. They will present their finished projects, including an insightful documentary about soldiers returning from Iraq and podcasts addressing local immigration and homelessness issues.
It is a wonderful opportunity to view the future of media activism and hear about positive media uses for new technologies — and, to find out how a group of smart and optimistic college students spent their summers!
For more information please look at www.nwisc.com or contact ExecutiveDirector Phil Busse, (503) 975-4545