[imc-scotland-discussion] work experience at Indymedia?
Stephen McLeod Blythe
smblythe at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 08:24:13 PDT 2007
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On 28/03/07, jay at infoseed.org.uk <jay at infoseed.org.uk> wrote:
> Hi Ulla,
> Several people have come into Infoseed recently with an interest in
> writing reports and gaining experience, and I agree with you that some
> sort of support workshop would benefit all. Jonny Lee signed-up a couple
> of weeks ago, can someone please try and fix his web profile so we don't
> loose him.
> Here's another one:
> Fiona Todd - Journalism student, wants to come in and volunteer as part of
> a "work placement" element of her course at Napier Uni. Also said she
> wanted to hook up with the Indymedia cats and help out with articles. Get
> her on 07921 357636.
> 10 PCs sit in the infoseed 24/7 for people wanting to write articles or do
> research, let us know if this idea is a goer and we can pencil in some
> dates for Indymedia/journalism support days.
> Jay :)
> > I was told that someone asked for work experience at Indymedia during
> > Easter holidays. As far as I know we have at Indymedia UK always
> > to the request with the explanation that we are a bunch of volunteers
> > are working on the project quite irregularily and therefore can't offer
> > work experience.
> > However, I am wondering if we should not try to do/offer a week of
> > intensive reporting, training, workshops and so on this Easter and
> > interested students along. But it would only be possible if of course if
> > the Infoseed people and all other Indymedia people and
> > activists/campaigners would be happy to tolerate this adventure.
> > We might be able to do some more in depth coverage and use the time to
> > visit some fellow projects and campaigns or to investigate some resting
> > issues such as going up to Gleneagles/Auchterarder and ask about the
> > longterm effects of the G8 summit (economic/tourism/etc.) or do some
> > summarising features about Scottish actions for Indymedia Uk or global
> > Indymedia or some radio program for Resonance FM or video clips or
> > leaflets or similar.
> > Maybe it could be useful to get some more people included into the
> > project and make it more accessible or to close the gap a little bit
> > between protesters/campaigners and public?
> > Not sure about it, what do you think? It would be great if more people
> > would support it and take changing responsibility for the visitors? Like
> > maybe they could spend one afternoon at ACE, one day in Glasgow at the
> > Unity Centre, one day at Faslane, one at Pilton Video and the rest of
> > time at Infoseed?
> > Just wondering what you would make out of this idea?
> > Ulla
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