Aberdeen Art Gallery is the location for the #citizenrelay reporter training workshops on the 4th of May, 2012 The session will also cover how to ensure #citizenrela y Repor t er that local communities on the Torch Relay Training Schedule: Friday route can have their voices heard. 4th May, Aberdeen Art 12.30 Lunch and chat Gallery 13.00 Practical workshops 1: Interviewing Skills (Audio and Video) 09.30-10 Welcome and introductions The focus of this session is around video 10.00 #CitizenRelay – an overview and audio interviewing, using smartphone The opening session will contextualise the and mobile camera equipment. The session #CitizenRelay project with reference to the will concentrate on training people to shoot wider #media2012 initiative (and charter) interviews with minimal need for editing. and other citizen media initiatives. They will Reporters will get the opportunity to record also focus on the specifics of the interviews with each other, edit and upload #citizenrelay social media infrastructure, to a mock site prepared for the day. There detailing how t he project will work will also be a discussion of online and offline physically and virtually to amplify local content and the difference between doing it stories around the Olympic live and organising/preparing content to be Torch Relay. Finally, they will uploaded in the evening. introduce the main platforms and channels being utilized, 15.00 Practical workshop 2: including blogs, Twitt er, Writing for the web and amplifying the Facebook, Flickr and Youtube message and the overarching social media guidelines for the This session focuses on the skills project. required for writing for the web that includes preparing engaging blog posts, curating 11.00 Principles and inspiring tweets and using multimedia practices of community effectively in order to support and enhance reporting: Telling the story your stories. It also covers utilising networks, promoting content, cross-posting and This session will focus on the contextualising on a local, regional, nationalRemember to bring: principles underpinning the practice of and international level (#media2012 and the community reporting, including finding theEquipment for audio/video recording Olympic lens) partnerships and relationships story, avoiding churnalism, seeking sources,will be provided on the day but if and using hashtags. building contacts, working as a team ofreporters have their own equipment reporters, editing work and problem solving. including cameras, audio recording 16.00 Closedevices, smartphones and laptops,then this would also be helpful.