University of Kentucky launches free citizen journalism classes

The university’s Kentucky Citizen Media Project (KCMP) launched its website Lexington Commons on January 23 and will begin its free citizen journalism classes from February 14, according to a news release.

The four workshops, which are open to members of the local Lexington community, will teach the basics of journalism (e.g. how to find a news story and how to write it), as well as exploring ethical and legal issues.

With a focus on multimedia, the classes will teach participants how to upload blog posts and stories, video, audio and images to the Commons site.

The project is funded as part of the Knight Foundation’s New Voices scheme.

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