Researcher encourages citizen journalists to report on the Olympics
31 July 2012
Dr Emma Rich
Young people across the south west are telling their own story of London 2012 thanks to two innovative projects that have given them the skills and voice to be ‘citizen journalists’.
The projects form part of the South West #media2012 community an international network that brings together members of the public as citizen journalists to use social media networks to share their experiences, views and thoughts on the Olympics.
Dr Emma Rich, from our Department of Education, has led research activities to explore what and how young people learn as they engage with citizen journalism around the Cultural Olympiad.
The projects give young people the chance to highlight regional experiences of the Games and to find their own voice to bring out stories that do not make mainstream news channels.