- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 07/01/12 to 07/31/13
- Focus Area
- Engaged Communities
- Knight Community Information Challenge
- Ellsworth, ME
To engage older adults in reporting local news stories, the Maine Community Foundation, in partnership with the University of Maine’s Center on Aging, will train older adults in rural communities to be citizen reporters.
These reporters will create local news stories, blogs, newsletters and social media content relevant to the community. The Center on Aging will work with the University of Maine’s New Media Department to provide training in accessing and reporting information. Workshop topics will include journalistic writing and ethics, photography and video production and social media basics. Expert media consultants and advisers will provide assistance in website development, newsletter and e-newsletter design and layout, blogging and more.