We’re looking for people who would like to see their stories published in the Knowledge newsletter and on the Knowledge website. No experience necessary as training will be given. Participants will have the chance to interview local heroes, write about issues in their community or have their say on our blog. We’re also looking for people who would like to take photographs to accompany the stories.
KWMC offers free community journalism training for adults on Tuesday afternoons during term-time from 2-3.30pm. Sessions should be booked in advance by calling Sue on 0117 903 0444 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
“…The course has helped me immensely in improving my writing style and technique, and I love interviewing members of the public for our features. It came at a time when I was feeling incredibly down due to struggles job hunting, so it was wonderful to have something positive to focus on, it really helped keep my confidence up.
“I’m happy to say that 2017 was a turning point for me – I now have a job as a receptionist. I’ve no doubt the skills and experience gained from Community Journalism helped me on the way. I still get a wonderful buzz and sense of pride seeing my name in print next to pieces I’ve worked on!” (Kerrie Nicholson)
“Volunteering as a community reporter has helped me further my education … and may have helped secure my place at one of the leading universities in the UK for media and comunications, Goldsmiths University of London.
“(It) has made me feel far more connected to the Knowle West and Filwood area; I now actively seek out new clubs and events in the area to run a story on, which means I get to see first-hand just how much is on offer to the residents.” (Rianna Newman)
“I enjoy finding out what’s going on in the community. It’s interesting to see how the community has changed over the year and the plans for regeneration. I just love writing and it’s a good opportunity to have a go at journalism and have a taste of what it’s like to interview.” (Kasia Guzowska)
“Volunteering for The Knowledge provided me with an important opportunity to develop professional skills and gain experience that was instrumental in helping me to find work. The Knowledge is not just helpful for me professionally though, working within the Knowle West community and meeting with local people is personally enriching and rewarding.” (Johnny Dadds)