Come out and talk about local issues with Oakland Local staff, local leaders, and your neighbors. Come out this February to Urban Blend on Broadway near Jack London Square, and meet up with the Oakland Local reporting team and local leaders for a meet up and discussion.
The February news cafe will focus on how people in Oakland use social media to get the word out about causes and events--with powerful results.
Come talk about why social media is a powerful toll for connecting people around events and issues--and sharing important moments as they happen.
Join Oakland Local and sponsor Full Court Communications in an discussion of best practices and real world cases for using social media tools that have taken place right here in Oakland. Find out how Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, uStream and blogs have become amplifiers for cultural connections and causes-in Oakland and around the world.
- Adam Rozan, Audience Development Manager, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Museum, @adamrozan
- Meredith Fenton, Ella Baker Center, Communications, @meredithfenton, @ellabakercenter
- Alyssa Eisenberg, Occupied Oakland Tribune, @alyssa011968
- CB Smith-Dahl, Oakland Local social media community leader, @oaklandlocal, /oaklocal
Moderator: Dan Cohen, Full Court Press
Intros: Kwan Booth
Steve Fisher, reporter and tweeter, Oakland Local
How does the News Cafe work?
Coffee , tea and pastries are served from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., followed by a panel discussion from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Admission is $4-7 drink and pastry included, sliding scale for folks who are out of work, students, etc.
Editorial coverage for this event is sponsored by Full Court Communications, Oakland's super cool communications and social marketing company
For info on sponsorship of future events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org; Send ideas for NewsCafe to email@example.com
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