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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…

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On Speaking to folk, Community Media Cafes, Challenges and Reflections

It’s been a busy two weeks. Last week, I gave 2 presentations at 2 events, a workshop on Citizen Journalism and Major Events (introduction to the Digital Commonwealth project) for the Social Media for Social Good conference on the 3rd of December and a workshop…

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Leaving the Sentinel: 5 things I have learned about faciliatating community-led media

Having spoken at a few conferences recently about the impact of social media and community-led media in terms of community engagement, I have been meaning to write this post for a while – especially as I’ve been talking specifically about method and approach to developing…

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Project: Update on Wester Hailes #digitalsentinel community reporter taster sessions

Over the last few months through my freelance community media development role at WHALE Arts in Edinburgh, I’ve been facilitating several community media ‘taster’ sessions in Wester Hailes for the development of the Digital Sentinel, a community-ran local news agency. I have been in this role with WHALE…

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New Project: Developing community-led media in Wester Hailes

Nov 8th, 2012 Citizen Media Jennifer Jones 8 min read

Pre-amble-y bit that follows on from that blog post: Last week I wrote about how I had been recruited as a community media development worker at WHALE Arts Agency in Wester Hailes until January. I’ve taken the decision to pursuit this as a freelance project, rather than incorporate it…