Completion of our first citizen journalism pilot project
Over the last few weeks we’ve been working on a pilot RELAYS project here at Watershed (see post below) with our partner school Fairfield High and our sports broadcasting friend David Goldblatt. You can learn more about the project from our blog and also find out how the young journalists got on with live blogging and iPadio reporting at the Bristol City v Doncaster football match on Saturday 2nd April. Bristol City Football Club had generously provided free access to the Press stand and post match press conference for some of our students. This was our first attempt at using smart phones for journalism and although we lost a few blog posts, didn’t quite manage to get great photos, couldn’t always connect to iPadio, the young team nevertheless did achieve a massive amount and we all had a really good afternoon! One of our students said ‘I really liked the press conference it made me feel pro’!
This was just the start though – we’re hoping to build on what we’ve learnt from this project, grapple the technology into submission, and take some young people to an Olympic event next year to do the same thing – but more of it!
We’re going to Weymouth soon to discuss this idea with a number of colleagues and try to imagine how the town will change when it becomes the only Olympic hosting venue in the south west next year with sailing and windsurfing events. Looking forward to it – more news on developments here soon!
This entry was posted on Wed 6th Apr, 2011.