The local community news website, co-founded by PWAC Quebec member and National VP Craig Silverman, launched in Toronto last spring. OpenFile has freelance journalists covering the news in several cities across Canada and is expanding to Montreal.
A message from Craig Silverman:
I’m spreading the word that OpenFile, the online news startup I’m involved with, is looking for candidates for our Montreal editor position. This is a full time contract position, likely starting in early 2011 or late 2010. Click here for the job description.
OpenFile is hiring editors in more cities, and while unfortunately Montreal is not on the list (yet), we all have contacts out there in the wide yonder. If you know someone who might fit the bill for one of these positions, then make sure you give them a heads up.
Montréal’s 2nd Citizen Media Rendez-Vous, which was held yesterday, Monday, August 23, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. (http://citizen-media.ca).
Bringing together bloggers, engaged filmmakers, citizen journalists, media experts, independent media practitioners the event featured a morning invite-only mash up networking session, and two panel discussions during which attendants learned about how citizen media is being practised around the world to better inform and mobilize the public.
Wow, seems like it is the season for events! Here’s another one that is worth a look – and it’s FREE:
On Monday, August 23, 2010, bloggers, engaged filmmakers, citizen journalists, media experts, independent media practitioners will gather at the Palais des congrès de Montréal for two panel discussions to learn about how citizen media is being practised around the world to better inform and mobilize the public.
In this second part of our conversation with Craig Silverman, journalist, author and Digital Journalism Director at OpenFile, we continue talking about their approach to a pressing news question:
How to create a real opportunity for ‘journalists looking to thrive in a digital media world’?