We accredit the reporters through The Institute of Community Reporters and all reporters have access to the site and variety of online training materials.
We use a Social Licence model to replicate in communities. Social Licensees receive a 4-day train trainer programme to give them the skills to offer the programme and can generate income from the resale of Community Reporters. In addition, resources and staff can be shared with other network members to deal with capacity issue of other social licences. License run local peer to peer meet ups where reporters receive support and advice. Stories are curated into features and then distributed to relevant organisations.
The Institute of Community Reporters is also commissioned local, regional or nationally to find stories on themes. The social license network is used to help deliver these commissions. More information on this can be found on the projects on https://communityreporter.net/home and also on the case studies section of the People’s Voice Media web site https://peoplesvoicemedia.co.uk/about-us/case-studies