Libby Powell became a freelance journalist after winning the amateur category of the GuardianInternational Development Journalism competition in 2010. After a year though she began to feel like a fraud writing about things of which she had no experience. This led to the eventual creation of Radar. A team of journalists would train the next generation on telling their own stories. They would be given access to digital channels – mobile technology and, editorial and political decision making.
One Man and His Blog has a great post on this from a presentation by Libby Powell at Hacks/Hackers in Brighton, which is where I first read about it. There are some fascinating points about groups of people still excluded from political decision-making and their power to give voice to their living situations.