Vancouver Project

I’ve just sent Joey an email to see if I can assist as I am located in the Vancouver area and have a contact at CBC Vancouver. First I need translation! I skim read his blurb and I’m not as fluent in this type of technology to be honest, I’m a learner! As one of the first members of Next Newsroom, it’s been fun to see it grow and if I can help a good project, great – if so, will update on that of course. If I can track down contacts here, just let me know where to start.

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4 Responses

  1. Certainly, we plan to utilize twitter, flickr, digg, etc… to present a lot of it on one site. So, yes! We’d love to have volunteers, audience members, whomever participating. We are hoping to get credentials though as well to be able to cover behind-the-scenes experiences that you can see as an audience member. We’re looking to combine citizen journalism with the work of pros.

  2. No doubt this will happen as you’ll find many tweeters this side of the border. If you’ve got tickets to any events, twitter away, set up a blog or website and then rest will follow, something like that? Another option would be the thousands of volunteers. One of my students, an avid figure skater, anticipates she’ll be volunteering at those events…looking for those types of individuals to input their bit?

  3. Audrey—Thanks so much! I’ll shoot you a response via email in a bit, but since you’ve opened this up publicly, I’ll take the opportunity to respond here.First and foremost: http://vancouverproject.com/ is something of a mind-dump from Andrew and me. It’s got a lot of info that may or may not clear things up :)We’ve come to believe that the Olympics is the perfect event to be covered in a true ‘new media’ fashion. That means crowdsourcing (involving the the audience/community; “citizen journalism”), mutlimedia (photos, audio, video, interactivity, motion graphics, webapps), and online-centric coverage (blogging, social media, real-time).What we’re not proposing is another way of presenting the games. Live coverage via TV does an excellent job of that.What we are saying is that there is a whole other story – the behind-the-scenes view – that isn’t covered. We’ve seen some examples of people starting to do that, with the Newsweek Olympix Blogs in China. This coverage, which offered a photographer’s-eye-view of the Olympics received a TON of traffic.What we’re proposing, taking that concept to the next level.One of the things that #iranelection taught us on Twitter is that the whole world can come together. We’d like to replicate that feeling, the camaraderie of the Olympics is the perfect opporunity.

  4. Sounds good. I’ll be sure to hook you up with anyone I think will be in a position to cover behind-the-scenes. Look forward to hearing when you confirm your credentials.

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