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Media in Scotland’s Communities – Prelude

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I’ve been the chair of the Brilliant Scotland steering group for the last 2 years – the Media Trust ran project comes to an end in May – and it will end with a celebratory event in Craigmillar, Edinburgh on the 22nd of April. The focus is the title of this post. This post aims to pull together my starting…

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Guest posts: Mental health and grassroot politics (Mindwavesnews.com)

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As we approach the final leg of the Westminster campaigns, I just wanted to cross post a few blog posts which I have written elsewhere on mental wellbeing and participation in politics. I was approached by Rosie from Mindwaves, a Glasgow based community media for mental health and wellbeing (of which I’m a board member through my role at UWS)…

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5 Lessons I learned from teaching Digital Literacies in Scottish Schools

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Through my role as project coordinator for the Digital Commonwealth, I’ve had to spend a lot of time this year behind my laptop, coordinating, making sure that the right people are in the right location learning the right things from the right people. Working alongside the project’s education coordinator Alison McCandlish, the project developed a Scotland wide digital literacy programme…

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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: Introducing the Digital Common-wealth

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So, big changes. Since January 2013,  I have been employed part time (2 days a week) at the University of the West of Scotland as a Research Assistant. Through this, I was lucky to lead on the development of the Big Lottery Fund’s Celebrate website, the Interface funded #digitalburns project (working with the Robert Burns Federation) and supported a number…

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