John Coster

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John Coster, Journalist

John Coster

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Press card (NUJ member)

Past Experience

Founder of Citizens' Eye, Community Media organisation (2008-2014) - archived as the Museum of Community Media

Founder of the Documentary Media Centre that organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

documentary film, documentary photography, documentary audio and documentary new media.

DMU Teaching

Teach on the following DMU modules:

Communication Arts BA (Hons) 1.Tech1502 Introduction to Community Media 2.Tech2503 Community Media Production 3.Tech3501 Community Media Leadership

Media Production 1.Tech1002 Social Media and Innovation

Projects - Education

The 80 minute L.A.B. Sessions [Learn|Access|Build] can provide a one-off interactive opportunity to focus students around a social issue or act as the starting point for a project-based learning opportunity, in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.

L.A.B. Sessions – Learn | Access | Build

The theme of workshops/talks/sessions have included: •Community Media •Social media channels •esafety •Documentary Media (film, photography, audio & new media) •Can documentary films really influence change? •Digital storytelling •Citizens Journalism •War Crimes •Environmental Crimes •UK Criminal Justice System •World War One school ‘newsrooms’

The list below highlights some of the organisations where sessions have taken place: •De Montfort University (DMU) •University of Leicester •Loughborough University •University of Sheffield •University of Derby •University of West Scotland (UWS) •Birmingham City University (BCU) •Leicester College •Regent College •Groby Community College •Secondary schools •Primary schools

Documentary Media Month

Documentary Media Month (1st-30th November) is an annual programme of FREE events and workshops covering 4 areas:

documentary film documentary photography documentary audio documentary new media The 2017 theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real people, real places and real events around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF – thanks to the Zinthiya Trust charity for the use of their space throughout November’s programme.

ALL events are FREE to attend.

Hashtag #docmedia2017

Projects - Media

lcil24 – 24 hour newsroom to report on UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) for Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living (LCiL) charity – 3rd December 2015 & 2016

FGM – 4 hour newsroom to report on UN International Day of FGM for Zinthiya Trust charity – 6th February 2017

Conflict Reportage – research that explores the changing role of war reporting from 1914 to the present day.

Datum International Development – international development project supporting NGO’s across South America, Africa, South Asia and South East Asia.

Documentary Media Centre - a registered independent small museum with the Association of Independent Museums (AIM)

Museum of Community Media – archive of the Citizens Eye, community media project (2007-2014).

John Coster