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Girls+ Rock Ottawa and Apartment613 announce new initiative to increase representation in music journalism

By Apartment613 on February 6, 2020

Girls+ Rock Ottawa and Apartment613 are pleased to announce their partnership on a new workshop, Music Journalism 101. This eight-week course will provide training and mentorship for aspiring music journalists from marginalized communities; with the goal of increasing representation in local music journalism.

Music Journalism 101 will provide up to twenty participants with the foundations of music journalism. Each week will focus on different elements of writing, giving participants the tools and confidence to write colourful reviews, conduct great interviews, take their own photos, write and pitch their next piece. Graduates will have the opportunity to become regular contributors to Apt613 and the Girls+ Rock Ottawa blog. They will be actively supported and mentored by experienced writers and editors who will help graduates build their writing portfolio and experience.

This workshop will be taught by Adella Khan, former Managing Editor of Ottawa Beat, an online and print music publication, as well as a member of the City of Ottawa’s Music Strategy Task Force. Adella is a graduate of Carleton University’s renowned School of Journalism.

More information on the course and registration can be found at girlsrockottawa.com.

 

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📣 Announcing @apt613 and @girlsrockottawa’s new initiative for #ottmusic journalism . 🎶 This 8-week course will provide training and mentorship for aspiring music journalists from marginalized communities; with the goal of increasing representation in local music journalism. . 📝 #MusicJournalism101 will focus on different elements of writing, giving participants the tools and confidence to write critical reviews, conduct great interviews, take their own photos, then write and pitch their next piece. They will be supported by writers and editors who will help workshop grads build their portfolios and gain experience. . 🗣️ The workshop will be led by Adella Khan, former Managing Editor of @ottawabeat, an online and print music publication. Adella is a graduate of @carleton_u’s renowned School of Journalism. . 🔗 in bio for more info

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About Girls+ Rock Ottawa

Girls+ Rock Ottawa is an award-winning community organization that uses music as a vehicle for empowering girls, women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folks (girls+). As the 2018 United Way GenNext Community Builder Award recipient, the organization is becoming a city leader in empowerment through music and dedicated to creating a positive, inclusive community where everyone is welcome.

About Apartment613

Apartment613 Community Initiatives is a registered not-for-profit community media organization. Our main activity is apt613.ca, an award-winning hyperlocal blog dedicated to uncovering the best of Ottawa-Gatineau’s art and culture; named ‘Best Community News Website’ by the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (2017, 2018, 2019). It’s a platform for news and ideas, arts previews, podcasts and videos produced by 300+ volunteer contributors since 2009.