Our Become a Community Reporter training equips people with the necessary media and journalism skills to begin identifying and reporting local stories. Community Reporters are ordinary people who are skilled in telling impactful stories from within – often under-represented – local communities and neighbourhoods. Participants learn skills to source and produce news-style reports using a device they already have to hand – their smartphone. Learning covers: what makes a good story, identifying the best shots to tell it, telling a balanced story, news-gathering, filming and editing on smartphone, scripting, captions, presenting, and sharing your story.
About the trainer:
Veronica Gordon is a former TV news journalist and producer, with fifteen years’ broadcast journalism experience across radio, TV and digital media. She has combined this with her fifteen years’ experience of community activism to create this training programme.
About the training:
Become a Community Reporter: This two-part workshop is delivered in-person at Our Version Media’s training space in MAST Mayflower Studios. Each workshop is 2½ hours. Session Two takes place one week after Session One, with participants confident to begin filming and editing their first report after the first session!