Citizen Journalism – project 3
We’ve been working with media students and tutors from City of Bristol College on our latest excursion into citizen journalism. The event we covered this time was Oktoberfest – not the beery one in Germany but a two-wheeled challenge in Ashton Court! Oktoberfest is a day-long mountain bike competition that attracts hundreds of participants from far and wide who ride the new trail in Ashton Court several times over – fastest time wins a prize! Cycling has been a bit of a theme these last few months and there’s an interview with Cyclescreen’s Tommy Curtis from Oktoberfest on one of the student blogs!
Before we took on the bikers on Saturday we began training sessions with the students at the beginning of October at the College, Watershed and the Pervasive Media Studio and then sent them out into the city (with support and smart phones!) to try out their reporting skills for half a day in Stokes Croft. You can learn more about the project here and links to the student blogs are as follows: Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D.
We’re having a final session with the students soon so there’ll be some notes to wind up this chapter. Meanwhile we’re starting to plan next year’s citizen journalism project in Weymouth for the Olympic sailing and related cultural activities (as part of #media2012) and looking to do another pilot project in the spring – news on all this will be posted here!
This entry was posted on Tue 18th Oct, 2011.