empowerment,  Wales

Participative media in the mass media

My friend and colleague Rhys Williams just showed me a website he’s project managed for a new Welsh-language TV show for young people called Mosgito. I haven’t watched it yet but judging by the website¬† this looks like a fantastic show, where the producers have woven elements of participative media into the on-air programme.

They’ve recruited a team of participants – Gwegang – who use their own webcams to record pieces for the show. Other kinds of participation are also encouraged. In the Citcreu (create-kit) area, there are video tutorials on storytelling, camerawork, animation as well as uploaders so authors can share their work.

It’s great to see a programme like this going on air, helping people who participate to get the material they make shared with a big TV audience. Well done Adran Addysg a Dysgu BBC Cymru and S4C!

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