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Advocacy Journalism 101: A two-part workshop

Join Vancouver's leading alternative and progressive media makers for this workshop, taking place over two evenings at The Hive

Wednesday November 13 2013
- 9:30pm
Wednesday November 20 2013

Venue: The Hive
Address: 128 West Hastings Street, suite #210
Cost: $45

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When: November 13 from 7:30-9:30pm & November 20 from 7:30-9:30pm
Location: Hive, 128 West Hastings Street, #210, Vancouver
Tickets: $45 for both evenings
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Payment at the door is fine, but please RSVP!


Should journalists report the news objectively or from the heart? Is objectivity the enemy of advocacy, or is it the other way around?

In our changing Canadian media landscape where the potential and limitations of journalistic practice are constantly being redifned, it's time to explore advocacy journalism, a genre of journalism that uses traditional reporting tools to work for social change. This workshop will explore the fundamentals of advocacy media as an instrument of change.

You will learn how to self publish, pitch stories to journalists and media outlets, and advocate for stories that shake up the status quo.

Editors from Vancouver's leading alternative media will be in attendance and you will have an opportunity to network with others in journalism.

No experience necessary! Just an interest in advocacy journalism.

Instructors for this session are:

Kevin Hollett, editor of Megaphone magazine: Vancouver's street paper.
Derrick O'Keefe, previously the editor of, freelance journalist, editor, and author of Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil? and the co-writer of Afghan MP Malalai Joya's political memoir,  A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice.

Meghan Murphy of, freelance writer, journalist, radio host, and founder and editor of Feminist Current, one of Canada's most-read feminist blogs

The workshop will be moderated by Sacha DeVoretz.


    * No Refunds on tickets purchased

Organizer:Meghan Murphy,

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