Launched today the website for a project I have been shepherding for just about a year, now. The idea sprung from Your Place and Mine which was – and is – a popular place for people to post their stories and for BBC web producers to develop content with the audience and the users. It’s probably though of as old web (1.0?), but it’s more fundamental than that.
It is a place where people can be introduced to digital media and with a BBC producer can co-develop content. The next phase is Storyfinders. This isn’t intended to be as advanced as citizen journalism – but one has ambitions. It’s a way to introduce people to digital media and to bring writing and ideas to an audience.
From Dervock we plan to launch in two other centres quite soon and three more there after, all the while building partnerships with other organisations and groups.