#CitizenRelay (www.citizenrelay.net) is a participatory project which relies on the involvement of people from across Scotland to report on the untold local stories and creative ways that Scotland’s citizens are interacting with the Olympic Games.
#CitizenRelay is looking for around 50-60 people from across Scotland to become CitizenRelay Reporters, providing a great opportunity for young learners to develop their literacy skills by reporting on various aspects of the Games. If you are successful you will receive training from other journalists on aspects such as blogging, creating podcasts, interviewing people and capturing the Torch Relay on camera.
If you or the young learners you work with are over 16 and wish to report on the activities taking place in the local community, school or workplace then why not become a CitizenReporter? Applications should take the form of a 200-word pitch and should be submitted, by an appropriate member of staff from the school, before the end of May.
Should you wish to apply directly to #CitizenRelay then email David at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively please contact me through email@example.com
The project is funded by Creative Scotland and has a range of partners including the University of the West of Scotland Skillset Media Academy (http://www.uwsmediaacademy.com/), somewhere_to (http://somewhereto.com/), Citizens Eye (http://www.citizenseye.org/), the Media Trust (http://newsnet.mediatrust.org/) and other universities and colleges in Scotland. 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.
Travel and subsistence expenses will be provided for attendance at training and during the reporting of the Torch Relay itself. Training events are taking place in Inverness (3rd May), Aberdeen (4th May), Glasgow (5th May) and Edinburgh (6th May).