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Chronicle Calling: Developing a Community News Site for East Edinburgh

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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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Project: #digitalsentinel, towards the launch!

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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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Presentation: CILIPS 2013 Annual Conference: Social Media for Community Engagement

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After their annual gathering in October 2012, I was invited to return and speak to delegates at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPS) Annual Conference in Dundee on the 3rd and 4th of June. I’ve had a good working relationship with CILIPS over the last year, working closely (and enjoying cakes.. whilst plotting hard of course)…

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The #digitalsentinel and on being the cutting edge of mundane.

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I’m currently in London after attending the AHRC Connected Communities Showcase yesterday. I was representing the Digital Sentinel project that is based in Wester Hailes and is a follow on from a wider set of ‘Community Hacking‘ projects (check out the amazing comic strip on the projects website!) such as Ladders to the Cloud and the installation of the Digital Totem…

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New Project: Developing community-led media in Wester Hailes

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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 into my existing role at UWS. This means that I can focus on the task…

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