Get involved in #CitizenRelay! Reporters required across ScotlandPublished On 23-04-2012 Last Updated On 09-05-2012
#CitizenRelay is a participatory project which relies on the involvement of people from across Scotland to effectively report on the untold local stories and creative ways that Scotland’s citizens are interacting with the Olympic Games. Led by the University of the West of Scotland Skillset Media Academy funded by Creative Scotland and with a range of partners, the project will be tracking the Torch Relay across Scotland in a mobile fashion empowering people from all walks of life to become their own media producers from 6th-13th June, 2012.
We’re currently recruiting between 50-60 people from across Scotland to register to become CitizenRelay Reporters. If you get involved you'll receive training from other citizen journalists on how to go about blogging, creating podcasts, interviewing people and capturing the Torch Relay on camera. Travel and subsistence expenses will be provided for attendance at training and during the reporting of the Torch Relay itself. Training days are taking place on:
3rd May (Eden Court, Inverness)
4th May (Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen)
5th May (Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow)
6th May (Edinburgh)
If you are over 16 and would like to report on activities taking place in your area as the Torch passes through then why not become a CitizenReporter? For those keen to get involved, please send a 200-word pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org before the start of May.
If you would simply like to be associated with the CitizenRelay project and perhaps want to share relevant content in such as way as to have it communicated to a wider audience, then please email David or visit us on Facebook or on Twitter (@CitizenRelay). Spread the word!