Eat Food, Join TruthSayers News

Categories Ithaca, Media

TruthSayers News will be hosting a potluck meal and a Media Making Session this coming Wednesday, September 27, at our new digs in the Tompkins County Workers Center.

Join us for an evening of food, fellowship, and learning how to take control of the media. A simple agenda, really.

If you’re in the Ithaca area and are interested in any aspect of media-making, we’d love to meet you. And, of course, if you can’t make this session, or are interested in locally-focused media in some other place across this vast nation, contact us via email or Facebook and say hello. This is a more-the-merrier project; the more people there are paying attention and reporting on our local communities, the more we can improve the places we live.

Bring a dish, or not – we’ll provide at the very least some vegan-friendly soup and plenty of bread to share.

Whether you can get hold of a bag of chips or not for the group, definitely bring your burning desire for better media that focuses on the actual problems facing everyday people, every day. We’ll be talking about stories in and around Ithaca that need some attention, about how to make better media that serves everyone’s needs, and what you can do to help. Expect an hour or so of discussion, starting around 7 p.m. Then for the ambitious and graphically-minded, we’ll take some Sharpies and some big paper and start laying out a template for what a print version of TruthSayers News should look like. Feel free to come and go as you need.

The Tompkins County Workers Center is located at 115 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, a/k/a 115 E. State St., a/k/a 115 E. The Commons – all three addresses are in Ithaca, N.Y., 14850. It’s on the second floor of the Autumn Leaves bookstore building and can be entered by the doorway in the right front of the bookstore facade.

If you’re on Facebook and want to join the event for reminder purposes, here’s the link.

Josh Brokaw is an independent reporter based in Ithaca, N.Y.

Email josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org with tips, story suggestions, and gentle criticism.

Twitter: @jdbrokaw