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UWS produce five videos for Citizen Relay

UWS produce five videos for Citizen Relay

Nine students and graduates from the BA (Hons) Sports Journalism degree at the University of the West of Scotland were in Ayrhsire on Friday as the Olympic torch arrived in Scotland. Split into three teams, they produced five videos on the flame’s journey from Maybole to Alloway then onto Kilmarnock. They were also aided by... continue reading
Martin Myers tells his Torchbearer story

Martin Myers tells his Torchbearer story

  Olympic Torchbearer Martin Myers tells #citizenrelay how carrying the Torch has helped him put his life to better use following the death of his father in 2008.  Martin talks about how his early start in Clydebank on Saturday 9th June was worth it in the end because his family were in attendance, the interaction with... continue reading

Wester Hailes Fun Run! Wester Hailes left out on the relay?

Edinburgh; 12 June 2012. “The Wester Hailes Fun Run is coming back and this time it’s Olympian!” It’s 2012 and it’s an Olympic year. Wester Hailes is taking part with this project which had been in stand for a few years. A 5k  Wester Hailes Fun Run will take place on Saturday 16th of June.... continue reading
Edinburgh Citizen Relay Reporters Team ready to roll!

Edinburgh Citizen Relay Reporters Team ready to roll!

Edinburgh; Monday 11th June 2012 On Sunday afternoon, after part of the team of reporters finished a heavy day at our jobs, Boyana Atasanova as Edinburgh’s intern joins us at Pulp Fiction to discuss our plans for the Olympic Torch passing through the city. After a good cup of coffee and meeting some new recruits... continue reading
The Olympic Rings are ready on the Mound

The Olympic Rings are ready on the Mound

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Glasgow Life volunteer speaks to #citizenrelay

Glasgow Life volunteer speaks to #citizenrelay

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Torch inspiration spreads to Mini Olympics

Torch inspiration spreads to Mini Olympics

BY SEAN McGEE, citizen reporter. As the Olympic torch approaches Glasgow on its celebrated journey around Great Britain, there was another sporting celebration taking place in the Kelvin Hall that echoed the spirit of the Olympics. The FARE Mini-Olympics, incorporating 17 schools from the East End of Glasgow, is in its ninth year and this... continue reading
Ayrshire school children become Olympic reporters

Ayrshire school children become Olympic reporters

CHILDREN from a school in Maybole have been learning how to be reporters in time for the Olympic Torch Relay visit to their town on Friday. The primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils from St Cuthbert’s Primary have received some lessons in journalism from UWS Senior Lecturer Elizabeth McLaughlin. Elizabeth, Programme Leader for the BA... continue reading
Two days in: Prescribed media narratives

Two days in: Prescribed media narratives

As you’ll see if you’ve been following #citizenrelay on Twitter or subscribing to this website, we’re already seeing citizen reporters on the streets of Scotland’s villages, towns and cities generating content on the Olympic Torch Relay as we prepare to ‘welcome’ it to the country in a couple of weeks.  We’ve had interviews with Torchbearers... continue reading
In conversation with John Coster @citizenseye and Adam Perry @adpez #mtnewsnet [video]

In conversation with John Coster @citizenseye and Adam Perry @adpez #mtnewsnet [video]

We were joined by John Coster, Editor of Citizen’s Eye and Adam Perry from Newsnet in Manchester on Friday for the #media2012 catch up and the #citizenrelay hack-day event during Future Everything. continue reading
Hacking #citizenrelay at Future Everything [via @HMIOlympics]

Hacking #citizenrelay at Future Everything [via @HMIOlympics]

Last week some of the #citizenrelay team were in Manchester at Future Everything for the #media2012 pre-games meeting (we are the Scottish hub of the project) to present on what we have been up to so far – and to hear what the other hubs were up to in preparation for covering the untold stories... continue reading
Participation and possibility: #citizenrelay gathers momentum

Participation and possibility: #citizenrelay gathers momentum

The Olympic Torch Relay has arrived in the UK, accompanied by the media spectacular and celebrity-fuelled symbolism we come to expect of the world’s most significant mega event.  It’s going to be difficult for any one media organisation to capture the attention of the public during the Torch Relay, especially when in reality what’s happening... continue reading