Social media has revolutionised communication and interaction with friends and public figures. It has become the primary way in which many people read local and national news and engage with elected representatives. This opens politics up in an exciting way to people who have previously not chosen to be involved
Are you fearful at the thought of using Facebook or left trembling by Twitter? Leeds Social Media Surgeries are being revived after a five-year break, with the aim of helping Leeds-based charities, community organisations, clubs, social enterprises and societies to master the mysteries of social media and help raise their profile.
Hunslet-based adult training provider in2wrk will be delivering a free workshop designed to help unemployed people in Leeds find work. Speaking ahead of the course that takes place in December, Jack Johnson, in2wrk’s spokesperson, explained how the city’s jobseekers would receive tangible benefits just by attending the free workshop. “There’s
Join us for our regular new News Cafe in Beeston. The News Cafe is a very simple idea: volunteers from South Leeds Life will be in the cafe and happy to talk to you about what’s going on locally. It’s not so much a debating society, more a chance for
Arriving back from holiday in June, I just managed to catch an email sent on by Steve Ross (Area Support Officer, Citizens and Communities) at the Council. The email was about a course starting that evening. The course at South Leeds Life run by Jeremy Morton was intended to
I recently had the opportunity to attend the Community Reporters Course run by South Leeds Life spending ten weeks learning skills in news story writing, opinion pieces and how to write the perfect headline. Held at the new South Leeds Community Radio headquarters we were quickly thrown in the
There are so many social media applications now it is difficult to decide which ones are the right one’s for you. As part of the Community Reporter’s course we spent some time researching alternative sites to Facebook and Twitter to see which would be suitable for South Leeds Life.
South Leeds Life is launching its third Community Reporters Course for residents in South Leeds. During the ten week course you will learn everything you need to know to start reporting for South Leeds Life, including: Writing a news story Writing headlines Taking better photos Using video and audio
Here’s a round-up of some of the tweets from South Leeds politicians using social media site Twitter this week. We’re featuring Hilary Benn MP, Cllr Kim Groves and Cllr Adam Ogilvie. Check out the link below: [View the story “South Leeds politicians on Twitter” on Storify]
Flummoxed by Facebook, baffled by blogs and tasered (?!) by Twitter? The next Leeds Social Media Surgery is on hand to help tomorrow (Wednesday 13th June), from 6-8pm at The Round Foundry Media Centre in Holbeck. Please register on the Social Media Surgery website if you’d like to attend, http://socialmediasurgery.com/surgeries/leeds. It’s open