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Social Reporting and Civic/Citizen Activism – reflections from recent workshops in Belfast/East Renfrewshire


Back in April, I was invited over back over to Belfast by Democracy Society NI to deliver a day long workshop on ‘social reporting‘ with community groups who were connected to the Building Change Trust programme. I really love visiting Belfast. After my tall ship sailing experience last summer between Liverpool, Belfast and Glasgow – sailing between ports in a…

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Media in Scotland’s Communities – Prelude


I’ve been the chair of the Brilliant Scotland steering group for the last 2 years – the Media Trust ran project comes to an end in May – and it will end with a celebratory event in Craigmillar, Edinburgh on the 22nd of April. The focus is the title of this post. This post aims to pull together my starting…

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Visual Methods and Ethnography Workshop (12th May 2015 – all day, free)


I was approached by Dr Ivana Rihova to take part in the following free all day workshop that is to take place at Napier University on the 12th of May 2015. I will be collaborating with Sharon Greenwood (PhD researcher at University of Glasgow) on a practical workshop entitled: “Where do you stand? Reflecting on ethical considerations of using social…

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Honeycomb: Digital Storytelling workshop with Una Murphy from View Digital


I was approached by Prof. Nick Higgins to develop a workshop based on my work around digital storytelling training for community groups for the EU-funded Honeycomb Creative Works project. As the Honeycomb project looks to provide training opportunities to those on the western seaboard of Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland and border region of Ireland, I saw this as a opportunity to approach Una…

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New Article: Revealing the platform politics within community journalism


Originally posted on Centre for Community Journalism website, Cardiff University – 7th October, 2014. Revealing the platform politics within community journalism: what do we mean by empowerment in the context of digital storytelling and hyperlocal websites? There is no denying, people have been talking about the ways that the internet and mobile and social media devices allow us to produce…

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5 Lessons I learned from teaching Digital Literacies in Scottish Schools


Through my role as project coordinator for the Digital Commonwealth, I’ve had to spend a lot of time this year behind my laptop, coordinating, making sure that the right people are in the right location learning the right things from the right people. Working alongside the project’s education coordinator Alison McCandlish, the project developed a Scotland wide digital literacy programme…

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