CJMP News Director Carrie Swiggum was recently recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with an award for her radio documentary, “Polka’s Not Dead” (linked here). Carrie undertook this work for KFAI Community Radio in Minneapolis, but actually completed the project amongst the hibernating bears in Lund last winter.
In addition to directing CJMP News content Carrie’s work has appeared in print media such as The Globe and Mail, The Tyee, Mental Floss, Utne Reader as well as on the air at the CBC.
This is not the first time Carrie’s excellence in journalism has been recognized. She also brought home a Canadian Online Publishing Award for a project she co-produced with CBC contributor Lisa Hale.
Carrie will be travelling to Minneapolis to receive the award later this month.
Way to go Carrie!
Ryan Thoms is the Manager of Emergency Services for the Powell River Regional District. He talks live with Mel Edgar live on CJMP News about how the Powell River region would respond to a large scale disaster.
(May 6, 2016)
Powell River Emergency Plan: http://www.powellriverrd.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/emergplan.pdf
What’s happening in this community?! Inquiring minds want to know and if you want to find out how to tell them, please join us at our fun & informative workshops!!
This will be the first of three CJMP-hosted workshops held over the next year to train community journalists and volunteers the basics of reporting news for radio. You may attend one or both.
-What is news and how does it serve our community? (e.g. giving voice to the public)
-Practice writing a news story
-Basic legal and ethical guidelines
One week later on Wednesday May 4, there will be a workshop on the technical side of working in radio at the CJMP studio (4476C Marine Avenue)
-Using recorders and mics
-Basic audio editing
-How to use the soundboard
We are able to provide these workshops at no cost thanks to a community radio grant.
Join us on Wed April 27 @ 6-8PM at the Powell River Community Resource Centre (4752 Joyce Ave. and the May 4th session will be at CJMP studio (4476C Marine Ave.)