Older generation reporters in Sunderland upskilled in broadcast interview techniques
Our older people’s led news project, Talking About My Generation, based in Greater Manchester, has inspired another group to form in Sunderland, with the help of Sunderland City Council and Sunderland Ageing Well Ambassadors.
The We’ar Shining the Light news team, made up of people aged 50 plus, captures stories that break ageing stereotypes and gather positive stories of later life.
They recently had a visit from our media director Kirsty Day and producer Jodie Smith to get some hands-on practice of broadcast skills.
The team were able to have a go in front of the camera, practising interviews with the public and vox pops (shorter interviews).
Wanting to find out how people feel about ageing in Sunderland, the reporters hit the streets and chatted with other local residents, finding out what’s good about the area and what could be improved.