Browsing Category : Digital Participation

Those things I’ve learned through my role as the Digital Commonwealth project coordinator…


Thursday night’s Digital Commonwealth finale showcase marked the end of a project that I had been involved in and represented for over 2 years. I was in a full time post (funded by Big Lottery Fund Scotland) from August 2013 – December 2014 and from January 2014, I’d been retained through UWS for 1-2.5 days a week to completed and…

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Things what I am up to this week (w/c October 5th)…


I can’t believe it has been two weeks since I got back from Japan – there are several posts in draft that I need to finish up, but lets get this week out the way first, yeah? I spent the first week back swimming in a warm haze of trippy jetlag and food sadness that I can’t eat seaweed for…

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Reflection from #CJ15: Moving beyond ‘hyperlocal’ hating & towards a healthier Community Journalism debate…


Another one of epic ‘jotting down every thought in my head whilst in Japan’ writing retreat posts.  After 16 hours of train travel on Tuesday (Glasgow to Doncaster, Doncaster to Cardiff), I got a full 18 hours in Cardiff to take part in Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism (C4CJ) conference entitled “What’s next for Community Journalism?” – a free…

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Chronicle Calling: Developing a Community News Site for East Edinburgh


September the 2nd, where does the (academic) year go – and what comes with September is brewing and pursing of new projects, a renewed focus for writing and a quick raid of the office stationary cupboard for some new highlighters and a packet of unopened packet of post-it notes – as the girl with a whiteboard instead of a mirror in…

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Digital Stories: Heading to Belfast for the Summer Learning Fortnight


Back in January, I had the pleasure to organise a collaborative workshop on digital storytelling with Una Murphy from View Digital Northern Ireland as part of the EU-funded Honeycomb Project hosted at the Ayr Campus of the University of the West of Scotland. Since then Una and I have been looking at ways to run a complimentary workshop in Belfast –…

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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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