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    Four new Cardiff hyperlocal websites

    Here’s news about four new Cardiff local websites I’ve just started developing… I’ve been running two hyperlocal websites in north Wales for a couple of years now. I started writing about growing up in Abergele online in 2001. Then a Cardiff local blogging explosion in 2010 inspired me to take things up a notch and move the site to wordpress¬† at http://www.abergelepost.com. I’ve been so pleased with how this site has turned out, thanks largely to our contributing editors David Huges with 63 posts, Dennis Parr with 14, Nigel Hinton with 8 and John Bowman with 3. My second site is a Welsh-language one all about my birthplace Colwyn Bay.…

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    Just one month to go until DS6 digital storytelling in Aberystwyth

    DS Cymru’s Esko Reinikainen has just updated that group’s Ning portal to say that, with a month to go, registration is open for the festival. The full list of speakers is out on the DS6 website. I think this year’s event has a broad appeal to all digital storytelling practitioners. But I think this year’s program will appeal especially to those using digital storytelling in the Health sector. Two of the speakers – Patient Voices’ Pip Hardy and StoryWorks’ Karen Lewis – have deep experience in this field. Another sector that I’m expecting to find attending are people who work in Education. I know from my dealings with ISTE (hat-tip…

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    Blink Mobile Media Activity Day 14-16 May 2011

    Joe Lambert’s DS Working Group is quite an active Facebook group, formed especially for digital storytellers. It was on that group I learned that the Blink Mobile Media Activity Day takes place 14-16 May, the weekend before the Fourth International Day for Sharing Life Stories. Joe says: “If you have an iPhone, or other such device, you should make a film and share it that weekend.” I dusted off the trusty Nokia N93 and had a go today, just to test the tech (see video below). I hope you’re able to join in the fun next weekend. Blink and you’ll miss it.

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    Life as a transgender person – digital story

    Jenny-Anne Bishop explains what life was like as a transgender person growing up and living in Wales. She talks about the difficult experiences she has had with her family as a result of her transition. It’s one of four digital stories made by StoryWorks for the Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales and I first saw it at their workshop for journalists and programme-makers called ‘Not just another statistic‘ on 17 January 2011 in Cardiff. Guardian columnist Juliet Jacques spoke about trans-related portrayal challenges and Romani journalist Jake Bowers called for the media to stop being so shockingly racist when covering Gypsy and Traveller Community stories. Jake works with the…