Pilot Workshop

The Community Communicators pilot workshop was held at Funglode, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on April 17-20, 2008. Hosted by the Office of the First Lady as part of the Communicators for Development (Comunicadores para el desarrollo) program, the community media journalism workshops was taught by faculty from the University of Miami School of Communication and Latin American journalism professionals.

The three-day workshop trained 26 members of rural areas and urban poverty belts in the skills needed to report on their communities and activities. The first class of graduates has gone on to make those reports available to a wider audience through radio broadcasts and online publications.

 

Prof. Aguirre coaching community reporters

Prof. Aguirre coaching community reporters