Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
David Goldblatt and tutor Sacha Butterworth are working once again with some of the students from City of Bristol College who took part in Oktoberfest. This time they are looking at the topic of young people and disability in sport. The project is part of research that Dr Emma Rich and colleagues at Bath University are carrying out about barriers to participation in sport and is being supported by RELAYS at Watershed, Matthew Swindells, RELAYS PhD student at UWE, and Greg Sharp, Sports Development Manager at the University of Bath, also a RELAYS colleague.
The students will be interviewing and filming young athletes in training at Bath University’s Sports Village which is hosting individuals and squads who are in training for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and beyond. There’s also a good chance the citizen journalists will get an interview with Ben Rushgrove, a professional disability runner from Bath.
Here’s a link to the students’ blog.
Tags: citizen journalism, City of Bristol College, David Goldblatt, Emma Rich, Paralymic Games
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Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Students and young people from the b-side project had a day-long training session at Weymouth College on 15th July with David Golblatt on ‘how to be a citizen journalist’ and went on to apply their newly acquired skills at the Open Weekend. This marked a year until the Olympics begins and on Weymouth’s lovely sandy beech and in nearby Portland there were a number events and activities on offer as part of the celebrations.
The young journalists used e-mail, photos, video and iPadio on smart phones to cover the events, interview the people who’d organised them and report on locals’ and visitors’ thoughts on the forthcoming Olympics Sailing events in Weymouth. The material was uploaded to the Weymouth 2012 posterous blog and you can find out more about the project on the Watershed RELAYS blog
Tags: citizen journalism, David Goldblatt, Emma Rich, Open Weekend, smartphones, Weymouth, young people
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