Unirse a la celebración de los medios comunitarios por todo el mundo

International Community Media Day

¿Estás manejando un proyecto de periodismo ciudadano en tu comunidad?  o ¿utilizas medios comunitarios para formar a los ciudadanos y dar la voz a las preocupaciones de comunidades marginalizadas ignoradas por los medios de masas?

Durante el mes de noviembre en Leicester, Inglaterra, un proyecto de periodismo ciudadano está montando un día de acción para hacer vínculos con medios comunitarios a nivel mundial como parte de una semana de medios comunitarios.   El fundador del proyecto, John Coster, tiene la ambición de hacer contacto con otros proyectos similares a nivel global durante un maratón mediático de 12 horas.  Continue reading


International Community Media Day


Citizens’ Eye is running an international day as part of its week long celebration of Community Media

Under the creative eye and energetic presence of founder John Coster, Leicester-based Citizens’ Eye has been expanding its celebration of all-things Community Media from a few days to a week long festival of citizen journalism, community media, and even a doc film festival. Continue reading

Talking Digital Media: What’s Bia’s favourite app.


Delivering a couple of workshops at this year’s UK Community Foundations conference in Bristol on the use of digital media within the project evaluation process I grabbed a quick Audioboo chat with Bia Carneiro, Research and Learning Manager for the Fair Share Trust project at UKCF.  Just a bit of fun to demonstrate to workshop attendees how quick and easy it is to capture stories using this great App. Continue reading

Update: Could your charitable or community organisation benefit from having a video made for free?

A couple of months ago I posted an offer to make a video, for free, for a local charity here in Leeds as part of Volunteers’ Week.  I’m happy to say that shooting is now underway with The Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust, a new charity working in the communities of South Leeds.  The aim of the CBFT is to help the elderly residents through their “Hand of Friendship” Scheme to relieve poverty and social isolation.

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Grants and Beyond: Twitter reacts, advice from funders.

Big Lottery Fund Yorkshire & Humber’s Grants and Beyond Conference proved a great success with the attendees and speakers.  As the dust settled on the day Twitter burst into life with very positive responses from the delegates, and if you missed the event catch up on advice from funders by watching the videos.


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