Speak up! Establishing Online Voice through Blogging – for Barnard Students

Julie Zeilinger ’15 and Lulu Mickelson ’14

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In conjunction with the launch of the BCRW Blog, this evening workshop will familiarize Barnard students with the medium of blogging–providing tools, rules, and examples to encourage participants to contribute their voices to the Blogosphere. It will cover the general guidelines of blog style and content by deconstructing the details of an effective post, discussing the importance of personal tone, and outlining methods for quoting, linking, and connecting to current events. The workshop will also touch on the platforms, outlets, and online resources available to student bloggers, encouraging blogging as an avenue for feminist writing, online activism, and social change.

Lulu Mickelson ’14 is a Barnard junior and Centennial Scholar majoring in Urban Studies. She is the founder of Barnard/Columbia’s Design for America Studio and has blogged for the BCRW Blog, KCRW Music News, and the Huffington Post.

Julie Zeilinger ’15 is a Barnard sophomore and the founder and editor of The FBomb, a feminist blog and community for teens and young adults. She is the author of a new book, A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism Is Not A Dirty Word. Twitter: @juliezeilinger

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