Here’s a great film about the Vancouver 2010 Social Media coverage. Highlights include recognition that citizen journalists gave the Paralympic Games a profile, when broadcasters fail. As well, recognition of the different roles of citizen and investigative journalists.
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.
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.
This morning was the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the W2 Culture and Media House; the first independent media centre of its kind, offering space and providing the infrastructure, resources and support for unaccredited media, independent journalists and bloggers from around the world and around the corner who are covering this story of Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Games.