KMUD Seeks Volunteer Reporters
According to Terri Klemetson of KMUD, “[D]isaster and emergency reporting are key components of our newsroom production and overall mission of our station. But we can’t do it alone, Calfire is projecting a scary fire season, so KMUD News needs to plan and practice.” Therefore, the radio station is offering training in reporting to community members who want help out.
Klemetson says, “Our Emergency Response Team includes people who send photos and audio clips to the newsroom, people who can travel to KMUD at a moment’s notice to help during an unplanned emergency, like the earthquake in Japan and resulting tsunami and people who produce stories for the Local News.”
Klemetson believes that the community supported radio station could benefit from the help of a variety of people. She says that everyone is invited to participate in the coming training “whether you take pictures of a fire and send them to the newsroom or go out and interview people impacted by a landslide, all skills are needed.”
According to Klemetson,
Classes focused on the Emergency Response Team are this June and July. Held at the KMUD studio in Redway, (1144 Redway Drive) classes start promptly at 1 pm and run until 3 pm, with more free-form conversation after the class for people who want to collaborate further.
Please RSVP for all classes, so I can plan for the needed seating. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
June 9 Writing for Radio. Emergency Response focused skill-building, using disaster scenarios
June 23 Emergency Response Reporting. Disaster scenario analysis and live Emergency Response radio reporting
July 14 Guest Professionals, TBA. Emergency Reporting and Interacting with Agency Personnel; Disaster scenario analysis and live Emergency Response radio reporting
July 28 Guest Professionals, TBA. Emergency Reporting and Interacting with Agency Personnel; Disaster scenario analysis and live Emergency Response radio reporting