Media Blueprint for the London 2012 Games

Days ahead of the LOCOG World Press Briefing, C@tO Editor Andy Miah is outlining a vision for the 2012 Games that draws together the nations and regions to collectively tell their story via citizen media. Find below the outline for #media2012. The proposal launch will take place on 4 Oct, 2010 in Manchester @ANDfestival (http://www.andfestival.org.uk).

Digital resources for the Winter Games

Following the model of BCMC the village of Whistler, one of the main hosts of the Olympic outdoor competitions, has put together a similar centre catering for the media in town interested in following stories out the beaten Olympic track: the Whistler Media House. This article also features a list of digital resources for the Winter Games.

Vancouver Games, an opportunity for cleaner energy industry

City officials are using the Winter Olympics as a platform to show the world they are leading the way with green energy. Throughout the city, pavilions have been set up to promote and educate people about environmental issues. Live City Vancouver in Yaletown is one example of this initiative. This is where the Vancouver House is located, showcasing ‘Vancouver Green Capital’, an economic development programme which highlights the work of local entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Culture @ the Olympics staff guests on CKNW News Talk Sports Radio

Our Editorial Assistants, Ana ADI and Jennifer Jones, were live on CKNW on Tuesday, February 16, talking about their coverage of the Olympics so far. They joined Jill Bennett’s International Media Panel with, her other guests, John Crumpacker of San Francisco Chronicle and Florian Zut of Swiss National Television. During the one-hour show the four journalists discussed their coverage of the Games, culture at the Olympics and the relation and differences between traditional media and citizen journalists.

Vancouver’s Olympic Fibre Network

With 4 days until the Olympics begin in Vancouver, Bell, Canadas’ largest phone network offered a taste of the world’s first all-IP (internet protocol) Games. This is the first Olympic Games, in history, to be broadcast and shared across a fibre, digital infrastructure.

Journalists at the Beijing 2008 Olympics

In an attempt to start assembling journalists that will be in Beijing, I’ve put together a Facebook group to share impressions, understanding and knowledge about orientation. If you’re going and[…]