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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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My Commonwealth Games with @citizen2014

As part of my role as the project coordinator for Digital Commonwealth, I helped coordinate a team of citizen reporters from a variety of different organisations (who share the ethos of our project) to capture, train and report on the alternative stories from the fringes of the Glasgow 2014.

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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 community based media outfit – and – several people have been in touch about how…

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Project: #digitalsentinel, towards the launch!

It has been a while since I have updated on the Digital Sentinel, a community news agency being developed in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh – and a lot has happened in the last few months. The project is currently funded by the Carnegie Trust Neighbourhood News’ programme and my role of community media development worker has been focused on getting the…

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Event: Everyday Growing Cultures, Sheffield (23rd July)

I was invited by Farida to give a social media masterclass to PhD students at the University of Sheffield ahead of attending and covering the “Everyday Growing Cultures” event based her research around open data and allotments. Below is the Storify record from the social media content generated throughout the day. http://storify.com/jennifermjones/everyday-growing-cultures

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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 since October last year, having developed a ethical media policy and timeline for developing and…

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