At Pancouver, we’re opening doors by telling people’s stories.
In addition, we want to share knowledge about how the media operates. We aim to make it easier for artists from underrepresented communities and their organizations to tell their own stories.
To accomplish this, we will host workshops and virtual town halls. We also plan to offer mentorship opportunities.
Pancouver editor Charlie Smith will lead some of these workshops and town halls. Over the past three decades, Charlie has worked at newspapers and magazines, as well as in TV and radio.
This is part of Pancouver’s mission to advance education and elevate media literacy.
Moreover, Charlie is also happy to speak to community organizations and classrooms.
We will highlight upcoming workshops and virtual town halls on this website. We also welcome suggestions from the community for topics worth covering. You can email email@example.com.
For community organizations
Many groups representing New Canadians feel shut out of mainstream media discourse. Here at Pancouver, we want to create a more inclusive media ecosystem in Metro Vancouver.
Pancouver editor Charlie Smith is willing to speak to community groups about how the media really operates—and provide specific tips on how to get your message across.
In addition, he will host monthly workshops specifically for community groups over Zoom. We can tailor these workshops for specific organizations.
We will host the first one on Tuesday, November 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will offer tips on how to get your story across on TV and radio—and include a question-and-answer session.
If you would like to register for this free workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For aspiring journalists and students
Pancouver is happy to provide mentorship opportunities for aspiring journalists and students.
Under B.C. labour regulations, practicums can only be offered to students who require this experience as a condition of graduation. Students in this position and who are eager to learn more about reporting in a diverse society should contact Pancouver at email@example.com.
Pancouver editor Charlie Smith also welcomes opportunities to speak about the media to classrooms in Metro Vancouver. He will give free tutorials on journalism over Zoom on a wide range of topics.
The first one will be offered on Wednesday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will focus on interviewing skills for print publications.
If you want to register for this workshop, email Pancouver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media literacy for artists
Here at Pancouver, we also want to help artists get their stories out to the public. Sometimes, this can be done through the media; on other occasions, effective websites and social media strategies can do the trick.
Pancouver editor Charlie Smith is eager to share what he’s learned in his media career at no charge with artists from underrepresented communities. If you’re an artist interested in learning more, email email@example.com.