Creating digital stories & social reporting

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As part of a series of activities for the Social Enterprise Festival in Greenwich, London (11-15 May 2015) GlobalNet21 together with the University of Greenwich will be running a workshop for students and members of the public to develop basic skills to deliver digital stories and social reports.

Many people are now looking at new methods like reports and stories to engage people, create awareness and also provide qualitative feedback that can inform decision making and policy. In other words they are looking at social impact.

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What will this session cover?

• In this session you will look at the difference between social reports and digital story telling and you will have a go at recording some digital stories in real time! If you had to record a real story related to your social enterprise idea for example, what would that story be? For example it might be a story of about being a first, second or third generation migrant to the UK and your experience. It could be one about an educational or health problem and the authority's response to it or about health and well being, about difficulties in housing, about eviction, about benefits of starting up in self employment etc.

• You will look at edited social reports, how to develop them and the editing and packaging processes.

• You will also look at the new media and social networking platforms where you can upload our content.

• We will discuss how new media content has been used as both a catalyst for community engagement and community building and also how local authorities have also used it to influence decision making.

• You will briefly look at how to edit social reports

In advance of the session:

• Watch this short training video - (

• It would be useful for you to have a think about a possible story you want to record.

• In the session, you will then develop the idea at the session before going on to record it.

You might also want to have a look through the following resources:

• Audacity is a free audio editing tool that can be downloaded from the web at (

• Some devices save your file as a windows media file which Audacity cannot use and is too large so you need a file converter. There are many on the Internet but the one we have here is Switch Sound File Converter (

• Windows Movie Maker is a free editing tool for Windows and you may already have this on your pc but if not you can download it: (

• You can get help on using Movie Maker at (

• A good ten step guide can also be found at (

The full venue details will be sent to registered delegates by separate correspondence.