Community Media Lab Ideas
BlogTalk Radio hosts: Multimedia journalists hosting podcasts with local leaders and people of interest, with ability to take call-ins and moderate a chat room during 30-minute shows. Also, opportunity for entertainment/personality talk shows, sports talk, specific topics. (Tools: BlogTalkRadio.com and ipadio.com. Audacity for editing audio.)
Videographer teams: Use of Flip cams to gather interviews and “B” roll of breaking news, live news events, feature pieces, events coverage and or weekly shows (talk show, cooking show, local arts/entertainment show, how-to shows, etc.). (Tools: iMovie, Ustream)
Social media teams: Promote work of the media lab, interact with audience, crowdsource future projects and story leads, use Twitter as a newswire, and recruit more members for the lab. (Tools: Facebook, Twitter, NewHive, Google+, Hoot Suite, Listorious, Tweetbeep, Tweetscan, askTwitr)
Photographers: Create photo slideshows and sound slideshows capturing and using the audience’s voice to share images and stories chronicling community events. (Tools: Google Voice, Evernote, iMovie, Audacity, Capzles, Flickr, BigHugeLabs, PhotoPeach)
Bloggers: Community bloggers writing topical and issue-oriented blogs that can be repurposed and promoted in print. Both blogger and Digital First Media will promote on social media. (Tools: Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Posterous, Movable Type, Live Journal)
Live chats: Organize, set up and moderate live chats with local leaders and experts and on interesting subjects. Work with social media team to promote. (Tools: ScribbleLive, CoverItLive, Twitter, Google+ Chat Room, Skype, NewHive)
Trainers: Train community members and local organizations to establish individual blogs, create photo slideshows, shoot and produce video, produce and package content to share with media. Create presentations. (Tools: Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Capzles, Flickr, Capzles, iMovie, Google Docs, PowerPoint, Prezi)
Interactive media teams: Create databases, polls, maps, timelines and info graphics to complement online content. (Tools: GeoCommons, SurveyMonkey, Caspio, Scribd, ManyEyes, Dipity)
Interns: Paired up with individual reporters, who will serve as mentors. Interns to help conduct research, report, produce video and/or audio, assist in crowdsourcing, promoting content and working with Community Media Labbers to develop multimedia components to complement work.
Citizen journos team: Community members interested in covering government meetings, writing features, writing columns and community news will be trained and encouraged to contribute to our website, publication and their own blogs.
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