Demystifying: Changing the Way We See Native America

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Matika Wilbur, Project 562 Founder
Demystifying: The Way We See Native America

Tuesday, November 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., EMU Redwood Auditorium

Matika Wilbur earned her BFA from Brooks Institute of Photography where she double majored in Advertising and Digital Imaging. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Matika is the creator of Project 562, a photography project to photograph all the tribes in the United States:http://www.project562.com/

The initiative has taken Matika to over 300 tribal nations dispersed throughout 40 U.S. states where she has taken thousands of portraits, and collected hundreds of contemporary narratives from the breadth of Indian Country all in the pursuit of one goal: To Change The Way We See Native America.

Matika’s visit has been made possible due to a number of partners from across campus, including the BESeries, Native American Student Union and many others. One of our Native SOJC students, Mitchell Lira, has been instrumental in making this visit possible, with further support from Dean Molleda, Torsten Kjellstrand and Scott Maier.

Demystifying: Why The Future of Journalism is Collaborative

Heather Bryant, Founder and director, Project Facet
Demystifying: Why The Future of Journalism is Collaborative

Thursday, October 25, 4–5 p.m., Room 141 Allen Hall

Heather Bryant is the founder and director of Project Facet, an open source infrastructure project that supports newsroom collaboration with tools to manage the logistics of creating, editing and distributing collaborative content, managing projects, facilitating collaborative relationships and sharing the best practices of collaborative journalism.

As a 2016-2017 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, she researched how to make collaboration easier and more effective for newsrooms.

This year, she published the Collaborative Journalism Workbook and works with the Center for Cooperative Media to chronicle collaborative projects from around the world in the Collaborative Journalism Database. Her work includes managing the Collaborative Journalism Slack and doing trainings and workshops on effective, meaningful editorial collaboration.