From Ellen’s Oscar Selfie,the most retweeted image ever, to the life changing campaigns that help expose political corruption, secure aid for Syria, and providing realtime updates during the Boston Marathon Bombings – we’ve all seen the power of social media as it goes viral.
Bournemouth University has teamed up with a number of international university and media partners to harness the power of social media for community journalism; giving a voice to the non-news makers through Project India. The project uses teams of journalism students (and the occasional staff member) from all the universities involved to provide honest news articles that can empower the voiceless masses.
- The Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Madras, Chennai
- Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh
- Jai Hind College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
- Studio Talk, Mumbai
- The Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Bedfordshire, Luton
To date the project has provided coverage of the recent Parliamentary Polls in India and provides an insight into the elections from the eyes of those on the ground. Take a look at their blog to see some of the fascinating articles on the people involved, as well as the results of the election.