Making The News A Community Conversation

(BEDFORD) – You’re invited to a Bedford community conversation about journalism and how it’s done. This free, daylong event features discussions and presentations about the newsgathering process and how journalism might better serve you and your fellow Hoosiers.

This project is supported by Indiana University’s Arts and Humanities Council and the New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program. The community partners for the event include IU’s Media School, 1340 WBIW, the Center for Rural Engagement, Indiana Public Media stations WTIU and WFIU, Bedford’s Times-Mail newspaper, the Bloomington Press Club and others.
This forum is part of a research study designed to explore public perceptions of journalism. You’ll complete an online survey in advance of the event, attend the daylong forum and participate in a focus group discussion, and complete an online followup questionnaire several weeks after the event.
You’ll receive a $70 gift card (Walmart, Target or Amazon) for participation in the daylong event and a $10 Amazon credit for completing a follow-up survey.
Participants must be 18 years or older with a primary residence in the Bedford/Lawrence County region
To register visit here.
If you are unable to attend the April 13 community forum, you can still make your voice heard! Complete a 10- to 15-minute online survey about journalism, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card (Walmart, Target or
Based on the participation of 500 people, the odds of winning the drawing would be about 1 in 125.