The Boomer Reporting Corps (BRC) is a unique older adult citizen journalism project spearheaded by the University of Maine Center on Aging and the Maine Community Foundation. In partnership with the University of Maine’s New Media Department, the BRC consists of a series of comprehensive workshops and specialized mentoring in journalism, photography, and multimedia designed specifically for older adult community volunteers interested in keeping members of their rural communities informed of key local issues.
BRC programming was designed to help older adults who are already leading change in their communities to share local news by increasing their access to technology. Between workshop sessions, BRC participants developed individual multimedia narratives ranging in topics from showcasing local figures of interest to demonstrating the growing economic vitality in their local downtown district.
To view multimedia narratives completed by older adult participants and access video tutorials designed to help build citizen journalism skills, visit the BRC Vimeo channel.