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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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#BeGoodBeSocial: Lessons from the #IceBucketChallenge (video)

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Last week I helped Ross and Sara at the BeGoodBeSocial popup talk at the Young Scot offices in Edinburgh with Iain McWhirter from MND Scotland who was reflecting on the lessons learned from #icebucketchallenge campaign. I cut together the edit of the talk above – that explores what happens when all of a sudden your charity or organisation begins to…

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

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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!

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

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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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The Pandora’s Box of Social Media and Community Media Practice

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Introduction This is a blog post of two parts and two projects. This will be my way of working things out (at least for a while) as I embark on a career of being self-employed as a researcher and a practitioner (whatever that means, somebody who does stuff?). I hope that through describing and reflecting on my week I will…

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