I really enjoyed this report from Chris Heath for Staffslive about the first social media surgery in Stoke on Trent. Chris, a journalism student at Staffs Uni, includes some cracking formal and traditional media techniques – like the walking piece to camera plus suit and tie – to explain a remorsely informal newish media process. His report though does show just the sort of people who benefit from the surgeries and why they find them valuable.
It includes contributions from surgeons Carl Plant and the great Mike Rawlins.
Stoke on Trent have also begun using www.socialmediasurgery.com our beta site for organising surgeries – which made me smile a great deal. The site is designed to make it very easy to organise surgeries – including automatically generate flyers, record outcome, keep track of who came and what they did.
Meanwhile Luke Beamont made this wonderful audio slideshow of what one person got out of attending the social media surgery in Leeds.
Given the choice I think I prefer the second treatment – although I’m also a big fan of using an audio interview with a simple still photo to cover events.
Luke is also a student – find all his stuff here: www.lukebeaumont.co.uk.