Although the Weymouth 2012 Media Camp is over the blog is being updated by a relay (yes all the sporting cliches!) of young citizen journalist contributors who’ve done brilliant work to create a portrait of the seaside town handsomely dressed up in Olympic gear! After a high-speed introduction to using smartphones for blogging and a day of trial posts, the team were soon up and running with the whole idea and spoilt for choose on topics to cover as you’ll see when you visit their blog.
Having the #media2012 accreditation for the participants was a real bonus as it gave them a credibility that’s not so easy to achieve when all you you’ve got to interview someone with is a smartphone – they don’t look that professional but the passes did provide authority. One was lost ‘in action’ but soon retrieved as result of the excellent contact information built into the passes and a helpful passer-by!
There’s also an overview of the project and photographs on the RELAYS at Watershed website and some more detail about organising the media camp here. We’re hoping to add some photos to the #media2012 flickr group soon but after the success of this venture we’re already planning a new citizen journalism project or two for the near future so busy times!
Filed Under: South West
About the Author: Project co-ordinator of the RELAYS at Watershed project, Bristol, UK since 2008.