Community Media Discussion – General Catch Up

This week at the Community Media Discussion, we’ll be having a general catch up, and chatting about summer, and what we’ve been up to.

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I’ve not had a chance to write a blog this week, so I thought it might be nice to have a general catch up conversation at our discussion session on Thursday, and to share any highlights we’ve had during our spare time over the summer.

I can’t believe that it’s September already! So much has been going on. We’ll be getting a new Minister for Digital Culture Media and Sport, so who knows what will happen with broadcasting and media regulation.

I’ve been working on a couple of projects over the summer that have been engrossing. The Leicester Stories community reporter training I’m doing with DMU and the Alan Turing Institute is fascinating, with a really great group of people.

The Y-Heritage project was fun. Taking a group of young people to Norfolk to explore museums and heritage sites, and capture some content as community reporters, was inspiring.

I’ve also been helping with some community radio stuff, such as bid writing and applications, as well as helping with the development of the Evington Echo.

I’m looking forward to contributing to other projects. It certainly keeps the dust from gathering under my feet.
So let’s use this week as a breathing space where we can push back, take stock and take a moment before we all get busy again.


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