Cleveland Documenters in Action
April 14, 2021 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
In this installment of Ursuline's Rustbelt Revisited series, join Lila Mills and Lawrence Caswell of Cleveland Documenters to learn about the critical work this team is providing and how you can become involved.
In these days of electronic outreach and reporting, critical information must be accurately captured and shared in a world of fast-paced, competing “noise.”
Enter Cleveland Documenters. This local organization recruits, trains, and pays Greater Clevelanders to document official committee meetings of the Cuyahoga County and City of Cleveland governments and contribute to a communal pool of public knowledge.
Learn more about this group—then sign up to be trained and paid $16/hour to document meetings and publish content on Documenters.org, where anyone can track public meeting schedules, agendas, and meeting minutes.
Caswell, Cleveland Documenters Field Coordinator, has been following Documenters since its launch in Chicago and brings a wealth of knowledge about not only how Documenters works, but also about Cleveland, journalism, and technology. He has experience podcasting, doing voiceovers, DJing and even comic book writing. Join one of our online Cleveland Documenters gatherings to hear his #CLEDocumenters Spotify playlist.
Mills, associate director of Neighborhood Connections, the home of Cleveland Documenters, is focused on the overall goals of Cleveland Documenters and is responsible for establishing partnerships with local people and organizations, paying Documenters once documents are published, and editing documents.
Cleveland Documenters is in partnership with Chicago-based civic journalism lab City Bureau and made possible with support from the Visible Voice Charitable Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.
Register in advance for this meeting and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. There is no cost to attend.