By Una Murphy, co-founder VIEWdigital
At VIEWdigital community media we believe in ‘good stories well told’. We are passionate about unearthing human stories that contribute to enlighten the public on critical social issues. Through bespoke training we harness individuals’ potentials to tell their own stories in a compelling manner.
VIEWdigital was co-founded by two journalists: Una Murphy and Brian Pelan. We publish VIEW digital social affairs magazine on VIEWdigital http://viewdigital.org online news site and distribute printed copies of VIEW magazine free to libraries in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
VIEWdigital also hosts training by seasoned digital and media industry professionals for community groups, charities and others.
VIEW magazine is available by signing up on the website (http://viewdigital.org/sign-get-view) and a copy will be sent to you via email along with information on our training courses.
Digital is as important a channel to tell good stories as are TV, radio, and print. Low cost technology means organisations in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector, as well as SMEs and others can produce original content at low cost with a little know-how and accessible technology such as smart phones and tablets.
It all boils down to telling the story well to attract and keep an audience. At VIEWdigital we produced our own stories, publish them on our digital platform and share them via social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. And we show others how to do it too. ‘Show and tell’ is a great way of learning!
In addition to VIEW magazine we produce and publish a Monday blog and other articles on VIEWdigital.org and on our main social media channels Twitter (@viewforni) and Facebook .
We at VIEWdigital are really delighted to shortlisted for an Eircom Digital Heroes 2015 Award. Here is a link to a video clip if you would like to find out more about us: https://youtu.be/bWznEXRL7jc.
We are also looking forward to speaking at the Community Journalism at Cardiff University in September: http://www.communityjournalism.co.uk/news/what-next-for-community-journalism/
So get in touch to say hello and tell us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/VIEWforNI who coined the ‘good stories well told’ quote at the top of this profile!