Thursday, February 19, 2009

SPJ Presents Independent Media

Hi everyone I hope you are all excited for the first event of the semester! Jeff Cohen, the founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media, and the editors of the new independent magazine Ithaha, Emily and Marshall Hopkins will be joining SPJ Monday evening.

Professor Cohen will discuss his criticisms of corporate media, how indy media is working and what it's lacking, its potential, where it's going and how YOU can get involved in indy media organizations.

Emily and Marshall Hopkins are two former editors of the New Yorker magazine and they launched Ithaha magazine last year. Covering Ithaca's local color, the Hopkins are funding the magazine largely out of their own pockets with some help from relatives and local businesses. They will join Cohen's discussion of indy media and share their experience launching Ithaha, the advantages and the disadvantages of being indy.

It will be a great experience to learn about independent media!

The meeting will be held Monday, February 23 at 7 p.m. in Park 140.


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