FREE MEDIA & JOURNALISM TRAINING
London Voices is a unique and exciting project for those Londoners who wish to learn media and journalism skills. The project takes place across London in local venues from September 2016 until March 2017. As well as the 8 free workshop sessions supported by media and journalism professionals, the Media Society is offering a £2,000 bursary prize for the best ‘London Voice’.
The project has four key themes:
1) Community Voices: How can communities report and discuss what is going on locally and use blogging to promote and represent a community’s voice.
2) When You’re Young: For the young generation in London: A cross-generational experience exploring the differences of being young in the 20th and 21st Century’s.
3) My City of the Future: What City should we build in the future and how can it tackle the issues of an increasing population looking at new ways of working, transportation and environmental challenges.
4) Social Media: Is this the new democracy? What is the benefit of social media to society?
The workshop days are for one day and split into two sessions:
Generic media/journalism skills that focus on ICT, communication and skills building activities in the context of media and journalism.
Either a) Debating skills: How to argue your point and using research to support your work or b) Using Social Media for Community blogging and ocal journalism. How is it shaping our world and opinions? Is it a force for good?