Haringey’s new Information Station is coming soon
A new webpage in Haringey is going live next week.
Volunteer residents from local communities have set up Information Station to share content on how to stay healthy and live well during lockdown and beyond. These citizen journalists work from a community newsroom in Wood Green Library.
The platform will focus on the incredible resilience, creativity and community spirit in lockdown in Haringey. The team running Information Station have been trained by a BBC Journalist, The London Film School, Blogging experts and Community Podcasters.
Haringey’s Mayor, Cllr Adam Jogee, said:
Despite a difficult year for all of us, Haringey has been blessed by the way its communities came together to support each other. This project is a shining example of Haringey's people working together, sharing support and advice and giving back to our community.
The people behind the project are Tom Delap, Project Manager for Haringey Libraries and Haringey Adult Learning manager, Simon Beer. They believe Information Station can play a key role in taking crucial public health information to a wider audience during the health crisis.
Simon Beer said:
The energy that our volunteers are bringing to making news items, blogs, video diaries, features and podcasts has been incredible. For so many people lockdown has brought stress, isolation and anxiety. It’s not always easy to know where to go to get reliable local information or to hear from other people going through the same experience as you. Information Station gives Haringey people a trusted platform to share with other Haringey people.
Nikita Hyare, from Public Health Haringey:
This project is an amazing way to communicate important health messages, from a reliable source. Born and raised in Haringey, I am so inspired by the citizen journalists' motivation to give back to their community.
Project Manager, Amanda White grew up in Tottenham and is proud to be part of this new venture:
We are so lucky to be able to work with some amazing citizen journalists with a genuine wish to connect to their communities through their stories. We are looking for more citizen journalists, so please get in touch if you want to join the project.
Contact details: Amanda@infostation.uk
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