VIDEO: A peek into the Daily Planet’s Fall Media Forum; making a difference through storytelling


The Twin Cities Media Alliance held its tenth annual Fall Media Forum on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center. And if you missed the event, check out our video below to take a peek into some of the activities that day.

“[The event] is a community conversation,” said Twin Cities Daily Planet community engagement editor Cirien Saadeh. “This year’s theme is communicating for impact, how to tell a story to make a difference.”

The forum brings together many different sectors across the Twin Cities to address issues like dominant media narratives negatively affecting certain populations, and the power of community members being able to tell their own stories.

Keynote speaker Nekima Levy-Pounds, University of St. Thomas Law Professor and director of the Community Justice Project, started off the day with an inspiring address about the power of social media and community media to challenge the narratives repeated by the mainstream press. The day continued with panels, networking, discussion, screenings, and performances by artists, including Kevin Yang and Tish Jones.

Video below: