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Digital
Common
Wealth
Curating a Digital Commonwealth:
translating citizen media theory to
practice
@jennifermjones
Established
Narratives
Small, alternative or citizen media offers
space for the digitally empowered citizen
to break stories, become media makers...
Access
content consumption to content production
#citizenrelay used a hybrid media
environment, including blogs and social
media, to mobilise, organise and discuss
issues ...
Small media, citizenoriented
Immediacy
Speed, of communication and
representation, is a prominent feature of
the accelerated mega event spectacle,
crea...
• WHAT DID WE DO?
Networks and
connectedness
The project intentionally adopted a
decentralized and distributed structure,
where heterogeneou...
locality
A commitment to a more bottom-up, placespecific agenda was built into the recruitment of
volunteer reporters from ...
Empowerment
mass media and institutional gatekeepers are
being circumvented by citizen reporters and
commentators who prov...
participation
digital infrastructures offer citizens
new channels for speaking and acting
together and thus lower the
thre...
Next Steps
•

Towards #Glasgow2014: Significant year for Scotland
(Referendum, Commonwealth Games, Home-Coming)
Use of mega...
Creative response to the Commonwealth
(Games) from across Scotland, involving
diverse range of individuals/communities
!

...
Concluding thoughts
	


	

 ample space within the saturated established media landscape for
citizen-owned and led initiat...
Points to consider
• What events are being planned which allow
for the generation & capturing of content?

• Visualising a...
Digital
Common
Wealth
Citizen Journalism & Major Events:
Community Engagement for the
21st Century
@jennifermjones
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
Citizen Journalism, Community Engagement for the 21st Century
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  1. 1. Digital Common Wealth Curating a Digital Commonwealth: translating citizen media theory to practice @jennifermjones
  2. 2. Established Narratives
  3. 3. Small, alternative or citizen media offers space for the digitally empowered citizen to break stories, become media makers and storytellers of the now, archived as an historical record
  4. 4. Access
  5. 5. content consumption to content production
  6. 6. #citizenrelay used a hybrid media environment, including blogs and social media, to mobilise, organise and discuss issues pertaining the Olympic Torch Relay
  7. 7. Small media, citizenoriented
  8. 8. Immediacy Speed, of communication and representation, is a prominent feature of the accelerated mega event spectacle, creating challenges of narrative control and management for event owners and corporate sponsors alike
  9. 9. • WHAT DID WE DO?
  10. 10. Networks and connectedness The project intentionally adopted a decentralized and distributed structure, where heterogeneous actors could network and amplify their messages through a shared communication platform
  11. 11. locality A commitment to a more bottom-up, placespecific agenda was built into the recruitment of volunteer reporters from four regions of Scotland and investment in a mobile community media centre (a minibus) to help support citizen media makers in each locality
  12. 12. Empowerment mass media and institutional gatekeepers are being circumvented by citizen reporters and commentators who provide first-hand, realtime coverage and non-hegemonic interpretations (Bakardjieva, et al, 2012),
  13. 13. participation digital infrastructures offer citizens new channels for speaking and acting together and thus lower the threshold for involvement (Bakardjieva et al, 2012: i)
  14. 14. Next Steps • Towards #Glasgow2014: Significant year for Scotland (Referendum, Commonwealth Games, Home-Coming) Use of mega-event narrative to provoke and capture wider discussions relating to social and political discourse. • Community Media Practice: Focus on developing techniques and skill-based training support that can be offered to those who take part in initiative. • Capacity building: Strengthen and grow with relationships established during #citizenrelay to map network of ‘community media hubs’ across Scotland.
  15. 15. Creative response to the Commonwealth (Games) from across Scotland, involving diverse range of individuals/communities ! Community!media!clusters! 1!community!media!cafes!and!digital!storytelling!workshops! ! Schools!programme!! 1 !in1school!digital!storytelling!workshops!with!primary!and!secondary! Digital Common learners!in!Scotland s!32!local!authori;es! Wealth ! Crea;ve!voices! 1 !documentary!film,!crea;ve!wri;ng!and!! community!songwri;ng!around!! UWS!campuses! !
  16. 16. Concluding thoughts ample space within the saturated established media landscape for citizen-owned and led initiatives, based on the philosophy of a low threshold for involvement using everyday digital technologies, effective coordination and amplification of key messages participatory media practices can help establish new collectives which are sustained beyond mega event spectacle in more complex media environment, citizen media need not simply oppose the established media but instead co-exist, occupying at different times each other’s traditional spaces and using similar newsgathering and distribution techniques
  17. 17. Points to consider • What events are being planned which allow for the generation & capturing of content? • Visualising and coding content/data - telling your stories with social media content • Archiving in context, 2014 will produce a rich resource- but also empheral
  18. 18. Digital Common Wealth Citizen Journalism & Major Events: Community Engagement for the 21st Century @jennifermjones
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