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WEBINAR: How to Shoot Video at Local Events

“A picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a cell phone video worth?”

If you attend local meetings, show up to protests, or witness a newsworthy event happening, you have a powerful tool to show the world what you saw: video.

WatchdogWire_SocialMedia2Here at Watchdog Wire, we seek to train citizens to become citizen journalists. Video is a great way for citizen journalists to spread the word about what’s happening in their communities.

This summer, we are hosting our Summer Recess Video Contest. While your local, state, and federal politicians are home for the summer, they won’t be taking a rest from accountability. Show up to town hall meetings, protests, and other local events armed with a camera or smartphone.

The phone is mightier than the sword! Watchdog Wire’s Chris McCoy and Ben Yount recently discussed video tips and techniques for citizens.

Check out the webinar “How to Shoot Video at Local Events” below:

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If you need any help setting up a YouTube account or have additional questions for Ben and Chris, please email info@watchdogwire.com 

For some quick tips on using video for citizen journalism, check out our tipsheet “9 Tips for Telling Your Story With Video!” And don’t forget to enter our Summer Recess Video Contest.

Josh Kaib

Josh Kaib is the Assistant Editor of Watchdog Wire. Twitter: @joshkaib

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