Get involved in #CitizenRelay!


If you are a journalism student, and even if you are not, then here is a golden opportunity to help tell the story about the cultural Olympiad in Scotland, while learning how to be a reporter. The project is actively looking for people in Edinburgh to recruit right now and train up as citizen reporters at the beginning of May. Although there is no salary you will see that your reasonable expenses would be covered. Great thing to put on your CV…. Here is what the nice people at the project have told us:-

#CitizenRelay  is a participatory project which relies on the involvement of people from across Scotland to effectively report on the untold local stories and creative ways that Scotland’s citizens are interacting with the Olympic Games.  There are a number of ways that people can become involved and join us as we cover the Torch Relay from 6th-13th June, 2012.  We’re looking for between 50-60 people from across Scotland to register to become CitizenRelay Reporters.  If you get involved you’ll receive training from other citizen journalists on how to go about blogging, creating podcasts, interviewing people and capturing the Torch Relay on camera.  Travel and subsistence expenses will be provided for attendance at training and during the reporting of the Torch Relay itself. The Edinburgh and the East training event will take place on 6th May in Edinburgh.  To get involved, please send a 200-word pitch to before the start of May. “

If you would simply like to be associated with the CitizenRelay project and perhaps want to share relevant content to get it out to a wider audience, then please contact Citizen Relay direct by Email or on Facebook  or Twitter.

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