Transcript of "Introducing the Richmond Noticeboard - an open, free, independent space"
Introducing the Richmond NoticeboardRichmondshire Council. June 2013Sarah Hartley@foodiesarah
About me* Experienced journalist* Legal qualifications* Trainer and consultant* Richmond resident since 1997Sarah Hartleysarah@talkaboutlocal.org | @foodiesarah
● Talk About Local Started in 2009● Funded by Channel4, Screen WestMidlands and Advantage West Midlands● Best-known for so-called hyperlocalactivity● Featured regularly in nationalnewspapers, BBC and blogosphere● Hold an annual unconference -coming soon to Teesside!My day jobTalk About Local provides consulting,training and business services to helppeople understand local grassrootsmedia – please contact us for helpThis work funds our public servicemission to help people in isolated ordeprived communities find a voiceonline
www.kingscrossenvironment.comover 700 articlesFour volunteer writers – aged 40-65Small number of authorsCampaigns, information, wildlife,events etcImportant part of wider regeneration –crime down, streets cleaner, publicservices more responsive
What is the Richmond Noticeboard?" Free, open, independentpublic space for people inRichmond to share news,events and offers in thetown"* Online - website and blog* Social - Twitter @RichmondNYorks* Mobile - iPhone and Android app* Richmond TV - youTubeChannel
Filming council meetingsWhy?* Noticeboard users already shownan interest* Helps people to understand theworkings of the council* Makes meetings accessible,effectively on demand* Allows for public scrutiny ofelected representatives* A powerful, modern way toconnect"The Council welcomesparticipation by its citizensin its work"Modern technology has created a new cadreof bloggers and hyper-local journalists, andcouncils should open their digital doors andnot cling to analogue interpretations ofcouncil rules.Councillors shouldn’t be shy about the publicseeing the good work they do in championinglocal communities and local interests. EricPickles.
Filming council meetingsHow?* Small mobile kit* Streamed* Established services -Bambuser* Unedited* Public* Archived onlineLegalsIssued under a CreativeCommons licenceIndustry standard