The Center for New Media and Citizen Journalism plans its grand opening Friday, Sept. 28, in St. Petersburg. The Center is the creation of Karhrman Ziegenbein and a team of volunteers who aim to provide a local educational facility for those interested in learning more about media.
The Center, Ziegenbein says, will be a place of training for individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses. The facility, which features a computer lab and training area, will begin offering free workshops covering topics such as social media, grassroots journalism, web analytics, SEO and Google ad words.
"We have been offering online training for some time, we already have 900 people in over 100 countries participating,'' Ziegenbein says. "The training facility in St. Pete can accommodate groups of 20-25 at a time. Our long-term goal is to create a larger training center.''
Ziegenbein, president and editor-in-chief of the Toonari Post
, and his team want to help nonprofit organizations in Florida as well.
"Another goal is to provide services for nonprofit organizations,'' he says. "We want to provide them with free workshops on paid search engine optimization, online email marketing and web analytics.''
In celebration of the center’s opening, individuals and groups interested in touring the new center can do so on Friday, Sept. 28, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The center is located at 780 Fourth Ave. S. in St Pete. Guests must register for the event here
. The event will feature artwork presented by Creative Clay
and a painting auction sponsored by Gallery’s Woo Bill Correira.
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Karhrman Ziegenbein, Center for New Media and Citizen Journalism