Eden Court Theatre, Inverness is the location for the first #citizenrelay reporter training workshops reporters, editing work and problem solving. #citizenrela y Repor t er The session will also cover how to ensure Training Schedule: that local communities on the Torch Relay route can have their voices heard. Thursday 3rd May, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness 12.30 Lunch and chat 13.00 Practical workshops 1: 09.30-10 Welcome and introductions Interviewing Skills (Audio and Video) 10.00 #CitizenRelay – an overview The focus of this session is around video The opening session will contextualise the and audio interviewing, using smartphone #CitizenRelay project with reference to the and mobile camera equipment. The session wider #media2012 initiative (and charter) will concentrate on training people to shoot and other citizen media initiatives. They will interviews with minimal need for editing. also focus on the specifics of the Reporters will get the opportunity to record #citizenrelay social media infrastructure, interviews with each other, edit and upload detailing how t he project will work to a mock site prepared for the day. There physically and virtually to amplify local will also be a discussion of online and offline stories around the Olympic content and the difference between doing it Torch Relay. Finally, they will live and organising/preparing content to be introduce the main platforms uploaded in the evening. and channels being utilized, including blogs, Twitter, 15.00 Practical workshop 2: Facebook, Flickr and Writing for the web and amplifying the Youtube and the overarching message social media guidelines for the project. This session focuses on the skills required for writing for the web that includes 11.00 Principles and preparing engaging blog posts, curating p ra c t i c e s o f c o m m u n i t y inspiring tweets and using multimedia reporting: Telling the story effectively in order to support and enhance your stories. It also covers utilising networks, This session will focus on the promoting content, cross-posting and principles underpinning the contextualising on a local, regional, national practice of community and international level (#media2012 and theRemember to bring: reporting, including finding the story, Olympic lens) partnerships and relationships avoiding churnalism, seeking sources, and using hashtags.Equipment for audio/video recording building contacts, working as a team ofwill be provided on the day but ifreporters have their own equipmentincluding cameras, audio recordingdevices, smartphones and laptops,then this would also be helpful.