Course Name: Zine and Indy Media Production Lab
Facilitator: Lydia Grijalva
Class Description: Learn about investigative journalism’s radical roots, corruption in
mainstream contemporary journalism, the underground journalism movement, and how
to take the best practices from corporate journalism and empower grassroots
information banks with the ability to succeed. Develop writing, research, editing, design,
or visual art skills for print media. Students enrolled in this class will develop these skills
through guided experience, and be given the opportunity to be published in Füdizine.:
The People of Portland’s Food Magazine.
Vision: Students will become community leaders who understand how to decentralize
media in a way that allows publications to be filled with the truth, free of conflicts of
interest, and hold public figures accountable to people who can represent them
accurately. Our current mainstream media acts as PR, though Journalism was meant to
expose injustice and create a need for integrity and accountability. Currently, media
related to food is a messy, hot button issue. We will be exploring food politics through
decentralized media in this class.
What Students Might Expect: Students will receive an introduction on AP style,
investigative journalism, who runs the current media, and major issues with conflict of
interest. Students will share knowledge that they already bring into the classroom, and
together, we will integrate our knowledge and work to find more people centered
Registration: Classes Start March 15, and run Tuesday from 6:007:
Registration is open now and closes March 1st.
Cost : No additional Cost. All participants must be enrolled as CSE members, which
starts at $25/mo.