CRLogo-transparent-bgGMYN are delighted to announce that we are now running Community Reporter programmes.

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    Community Reporting is about helping people to have a voice.

    Individuals are trained to tell, record and share their story using pocket technology (smartphones/tablets/flipcams) and the internet.

    Trained Community Reporters receive a badge and accreditation and become part of a wider European network – the Institute of Community Reporters.

    GMYN will be working with groups of young people to train them as Community Reporters as well as working with organisations to deliver Community Reporter training to staff. 

    Benefits of Community Reporter training:

    Individuals training as Community Reporters will have the opportunity to:

    • Gain basic media skills
    • Gain storytelling skills
    • Build confidence
    • Meet new people
    • Improve their CV
    • Have fun

    Opportunities for Young People:

    GMYN will be running some projects that will offer free Community Reporter training to individual young people throughout the summer 2016.

    Alternatively, youth groups can book training for their groups of young people (up to 12 young people per group). For more information, contact Quina (details below).

    GMYN’s Training Offers:

    Training can be tailored to your needs and can involve any aspect of Community Reporting including:

    • Written content
    • Audio recording
    • Video recording
    • Photography

    Training can be bespoke to suit your needs and prices start from £200 for a half day training (per organisation/youth group) or £400 for a full day.

    Once trained, Community Reporters may wish to use their training to:

    • raise the profile of organisations/community and youth groups
    • share personal stories and anecdotes about experiences with a particular group or service
    • carry out video evaluations to sit alongside evaluation reports

For more information about Community Reporters projects contact Quina on 0161 274 3299 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Young people from Boom and Boom+ tell their stories

A group of young people from GMYN’s Boom and Boom+ projects recently trained up as Silver Level Community Reporters. Everyone in the group did brilliantly and the participants were so enthusiastic that they are meeting soon to train further and top-up their awards to Gold! You can watch their videos…

Greater Manchester Talent Match – Community Reporter Videos

Young people from Greater Manchester Talent Match talk about their experiences since joining the Youth Panel. You can watch their videos below. To find out more about the Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel please contact Natalie Bates on 0161 274 3299.

Boom Young People are Community Reporters!

A group of young people from our Boom and Boom+ projects (our specialist projects for looked after children and care leavers from across Greater Manchester) recently completed their Silver level Community Reporter training. The two-day course taught the young people how to create short videos using mobile phone and tablet…