“Zemun info” is the current blog, where I work and write for the fourth year, which promotes the social networks and which, with the official presentation of the municipality of Zemun almost the only local media community of 200,000 residents. It is necessary for him to read, and my fellow citizens and the Diaspora who want to be informed about what is happening in your hometown.
My desire is to improve it so I'm going to create associates and educate them in the collection service and other information. I`m a professional journalist with years of experience.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
I had planned to work with young people, for in their environment.
It can also be a generation of the middle.
Can be Roma because they are in our country in large numbers.
The target population for the practical handling all citizens who trained associates can send an invitation to an event that should be followed by, and through social networks on the fastest way to share with others.
The selection of candidates to be able by public call and then selection. Certain Commission could provide a verbal or written assignments and further trained teams work.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
My colleagues who collaborate on writing the blog, as well as colleagues from related blogs and websites.
Example, Andrija Janicijevic who is editing www.zemunskaprica.com,
Boris Petkovic editor of popular and very massive fb group Zemun zauvek https://www.facebook.com/groups/328043217233889/?fref=ts
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Stories of everyday life: the events, stories about people, their problems and successes, service information, news and events in the field of sports, culture and social life of the community, news and events in the field of sports, culture and social life of the community, the work of local self-government, fraternization, visits and tours.
Maybe we publish and the ever-popular small ads.
Various literary and art competitions with certain occasions in order to encourage creativity.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established or plan to establish that will contribute to the success of the project.
In the previous four-year existence and work without any problems we have had cooperation , and media coverage of local institutions , authorities , cultural institutions , sports clubs , cultural societies .
Due to membership in the Association of Journalists of Serbia , the door has no formal conclusion of partnerships , everywhere is open.
We gladly seen and heard in companies, military facilities , public utilities , local government , cultural clubs and other social organizations and associations of citizens who regularly write and report .
They are, therefore, of Zemun, library, market, sports center Pinki, Literary Club, a number of associations, clubs and organizations, galleries, etc.
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
Accounts to the various target categories to train several polaznika.Recimo, most young people of secondary school age (19-25 years) to students (10 students), middle-aged, to deal with the problems of parents and the working-age population (5), older (2) and Roma (3), I think that 20 participants and provided that half of the number of functional cooperation to enable the appropriate
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
I think that a blog is the quickest and easiest form of expression, which should add some focus groups or simply a forum and comments (which, blog, however, already has).
Training is quick and easy.
It is understood the art of gathering information in the field or by phone of actors and relevant stakeholders, handy digital camera and photography, inserting video and audio clips, comment moderation, which is not too difficult to handle in all conditions, even mobile, on the ground.
For this type of communication would be needed very little technical means: maybe two notebooks, a digital camera, camera and voice recorder.
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
I plan on training on the blog Zemun info invite all interested categories I just mentioned, and that the training is held at the school, which has fast wifi internet and could give up a couple of computers in the office who has.
I believe that students, especially those 10 high school and university students could work on their private devices.
What is your current relationship with the community with whom you plan to work? What makes you the most appropriate individual or organization to implement this project?
I already work in municipal newspapers, and on the municipal website www.zemun.rs.
My relationships with decision-makers exceptional, so I can get all the help and co-operation.
It's the same thing with institutions, schools, etc..
On my blog Zemun info are used, it has a standard number of readers, but I believe that if you invest in it, it could become more representative, better read and thus linking the much larger number of people in a community.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
Of course, in this region is still the problem of how to reward associates for their work.
Maybe some of them could be trained in marketing and bring izvesatn number of advertisements, which allow them some income.
However, maybe some training itself was motivation enough, because then you could in the “serious” media, after the initial experience and practices seek to self employment.
I believe that with good marketing we could have made a viable medium to long term. when he worked in virtually enthusiasm of a man, yet it could be interesting if they had more signatures.
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
Initial interest, the response to the competition they would much this project is needed.
Furthermore, the need for it can be measured, and subsequent further the interests of individuals as the training you to cooperate with the blog.
Based on readership, participation in the forum, by the number of comments received, of which there are statistics in the admin, but the public section of the blog (counter) could be comparable success by increasing the number of followers and readers.
Of course, the desired effect would be an increase of interest of businessmen in advertising as a way to sustainability of project.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
1 Posted to the blog that the [media assigned to execute the project
2.objavili to project
3.objavili to a public call for collaborators in certain categories and quotas
4.komisija to elect candidates for the participants
5.izabrali to place and adequate resources, establish the terms and time required for training and practice
6 associates to introduce to the business
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
I think that for the efficient operation of the editorial board should get two notebooks, camera or integrated camera and camera, as well as at least one tape recorder.
Laptops could be purchased for, say, $ 800, and the rest of the equipment as much value and would cost coordinators could remain $ 400.
The remaining funds could, but need not, be left to the technical costs of Internet or possibly transport experts, but it is possible that the place to educate you on the pitch and go out of their own funds.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
Maybe advice on the use of free tools available, as well as enriching the existing platform, it is a blog.
As well as advisory support in terms of optimization, promotion, advertising revenue opportunities, and more.