2012's inaugural workshop was a two-week summer intensive course for community storytellers interested in learning and applying New Media technologies. New Media expanded the possibilities of story collecting and sharing, fostering democratization of personal voice and community-building. Community storytellers learned new skills to empower community voices while also learning best practices in new media reporting. Participants learned how the platforms of print, video, audio, new media, and more can be effectively and creatively employed to tell important stories. They will gained practical skills, including equipment use, digital editing and production, basic reporting techniques, and best practices that journalists and citizen storytellers face when employing new media in their reporting work, while engaging new technologies that will empower themselves and their communities with voice.
Students for the 2012 class include:
1. Luis Baez or “Big B” from KWSO serving the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation, OR;
2. Brandon Miguel from KOHN serving the Tohono O’Odham Nation, AZ;
3. Jiselle Halfmoon from KCUW serving the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, OR;
4. Joshua Rogers from KCNP serving the Chickasaw Nation, OK;
5. Samantha George from KIYE serving the Nez Perce Nation, ID;
6. Lorena Richards from KSUT serving the Southern Ute Tribe, CO;
7. Anthony Nichols from KOJB serving Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, MN;
8. Richard Davis from KUYI serving the Hopi Nation, AZ;
9. Michael Corcoran from KHEW serving the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy, MT;
10. Joaqlin Estus from KNBA serving the greater urban Indian Population surrounding Anchorage, AK;
11. Gabriel Otero from KPYT-LPFM serving the Pascua Yaqui Nation, AZ; and
12. Ashley Martin from KKWE serving the White Earth Nation, MN.