Diversity of voices participate in first-ever Ethnic Media Startup workshop

On September 23, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (in partnership with The Seattle Globalist) hosted the first-ever Ethnic Media Startup workshop. This was a free full-day workshop focused on building startup media skills, teaching the basics of business models for journalism, and connecting participants to the local media industry.

We worked with 52 participants interested in developing media outlets for a wide diversity of communities in our region, including African American, Arab, Somali, Pakistani, middle and lower class people of color, Latino, women of color, API and South Asian, Native American, Vietnamese, multicultural, African Americans in tech, and many more.

It was an exciting and energizing day! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Check out some photos from the event below. View even more photos on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Flickr page.

Photos: Jama Abdirahman

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Register for the Ethnic Media Startup Workshop on September 23

Do you feel like your community needs more representation in the local media landscape? Do you want to learn how you can provide a platform for issues and voices important to your community?

Join us as we launch our new workshop for Ethnic Media Startups. This will be a free full-day workshop focused on building your startup media skills, teaching you the basics of business models for journalism, and getting you connected to the local media industry.

The workshop will take place on September 23, 9am – 5pm at the 2100 Building (2100 24th Ave S. in Seattle).

Sessions will include:

  • Welcome and networking breakfast
  • Identifying your target audience and their information needs
  • Funding sources for media startups
  • Building your own media outlet
  • Hands-on workshop time with facilitators to map out your resources, next steps, and additional needs
  • Plus, a vendor lunch where you can learn about products and services available to support your startup

Register for the event at bit.ly/ethnic-media.

If you have questions or would like more information, send an email to PACE@seattle.gov.


Also, if you are a media vendor looking to get your products and services in front of diverse ethnic media outlets and nonprofit community organizations, be sure to sign up to be a vendor at our lunch hour from 12-1pm. This will be a special opportunity to meet and connect with new potential clients face-to-face.

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Save the Date: Ethnic Media Startup Workshop on September 23

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, in partnership with The Seattle Globalist, will be hosting a free full-day workshop on startup media skills and the basics of business models for journalism.

The workshop will take place on September 23, 9am – 5pm at the 2100 Building (2100 24th Ave S. in Seattle).

Sessions will include:

  • Welcome and networking breakfast
  • Identifying your target audience and their information needs
  • Funding sources for media startups
  • Building your own media outlet
  • Hands-on workshop time with facilitators to map out your resources, next steps, and additional needs

You can pre-register for the event at bit.ly/ethnic-media.

If you have questions or would like more information, send an email to PACE@seattle.gov.

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