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Little Local News Coverage for Occupy America | LA Progressive

Little Local News Coverage for Occupy America | LA Progressive | Community Media | Scoop.it
Sharon Kyle: Not a single camera or reporter from the local news stations was within view. I couldn't believe that I stood witnessing this phenomenal movement without a hint of evidence that traditional media was documenting or reporting.
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Taking Hyper-local to the Next Level at the Block by Block Conference | Every Person Is a Philosopher

Taking Hyper-local to the Next Level at the Block by Block Conference | Every Person Is a Philosopher | Community Media | Scoop.it
A summary of the 2011 Block by Block Community news website conference on hyper local media which met in Chicago.
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A Visit to #OccupyBoston | MIT Center for Civic Media

A Visit to #OccupyBoston | MIT Center for Civic Media | Community Media | Scoop.it

We've been reading a lot of long, dry media theory lately, so today Sasha rewarded our Intro to Civic Media class with a field trip to visit the Occupy Boston (#OccupyBoston) tent encampment (the trip was immediately relevant, because our final research projects in the class may focus on media functions within protest movements like this one).

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College Radio Day: An SOS for student-run stations | Washington Post

College Radio Day: An SOS for student-run stations | Washington Post | Community Media | Scoop.it
Quirky, loud and unpredictable, college radio has dwelt for a half-century at the left of the dial, a youthful counterpart to public radio. The genre seeded protest in the ’70s and launched the careers of U2 and R.E.M. in the ’80s, but now finds itself under siege. Over the past decade, the economics of radio have pushed more than a dozen major stations off the airwaves.
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Remarks of Commissioner Copps at Alliance for Community Media | FCC.gov

Remarks of Commissioner Copps at Alliance for Community Media | FCC.gov | Community Media | Scoop.it

[photo credit: Deborah Guthrie]

Thank you for your very warm welcome. The pleasure is mine, I can assure you, to be with folks who do so many good and wonderful things to bring local information, news, music and just plain diversity to the communities they serve. That's a wonderful word -"communities"- because it's where we live and work and raise our kids and try to be good citizens. It's the immediate world that surrounds us and we need to know about it, understand it, be a part of it, and help improve it. And yet many of the major trends in media over the past 40 years have pushed "community" aside, diversity aside, local cultures aside. It hasn't been good for citizens.

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"What Is Civic Media" Revisited: A Conversation with Harvard's John Palfrey | MIT Center for Civic Media

"What Is Civic Media" Revisited: A Conversation with Harvard's John Palfrey | MIT Center for Civic Media | Community Media | Scoop.it

As I thought about how to initiate this conversation, I went back to my original blog post about the Center, which asked the core question, "What Is Civic Media?" And this is a question which everyone who has been affiliated with this project continues to ask. My answer at the time was deceptively simple: Civic media, as I use the term, refers to any use of any medium which fosters or enhances civic engagement. I intend this definition to be as broad and inclusive as possible. Civic media includes but extends well beyond the concept of citizen journalism which is so much in fashion at the moment.

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College Radio Day Calls to Occupy the Airwaves | Lamplighter

College Radio Day Calls to Occupy the Airwaves | Lamplighter | Community Media | Scoop.it
At 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 11th, College Radio Day will explode onto the airwaves of over 300 college radio stations across the US, including five in Canada and one in Jamaica. WPSC-FM is taking the lead this year, acting as the national headquarters for the day; they’ll be volunteering thirty hours (to service all US timezones for the entire day) of sourcing news from other stations and blasting it back out as hourly bulletins while still running the WPU’s radio programming and events. It’ll be a day “fueled by excitement and pizza,” says Quicke, aware of the intensity of marathon-esque events.
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What newsrooms can learn from open-source and maker culture | Nieman Journalism Lab

What newsrooms can learn from open-source and maker culture | Nieman Journalism Lab | Community Media | Scoop.it

Their approach to "maker culture," we believe, can have a direct and practical implementation in journalism through a focus on integrating open source into the newsroom. As both Stray and Stearns point out: Maker culture is a way of thinking — a DIY aesthetic of tinkering, playing around, and rebuilding, all without fear of failure. Just the kind of thing journalism needs.

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‘Anyone can know’: Citizen journalism and the interpretive community of the mainstream press | Sue Robinson, U Wisconsin-Madison

‘Anyone can know’: Citizen journalism and the interpretive community of the mainstream press | Sue Robinson, U Wisconsin-Madison | Community Media | Scoop.it

This evidence showed that both the entrenched community of journalists and the emerging one of citizen news writers are framed by values of socially responsible missions, access to information, entitlement to knowledge and informal notions of professionalism. When ‘anyone can know’ – a quote from these interviews – the result is an adaptive organization of information producers that influence each other and redefine the aims, standards and ideology of journalism.

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Unlocking Government Data with Socrata @ API Evangelist

Unlocking Government Data with Socrata @ API Evangelist | Community Media | Scoop.it

Socrata defines "Social Data Discovery" as a solution for public and private institutions to transform raw data, contained in large departmental databases, and deploy using the latest web and API technologies. According to Socrata: “Social Data Discovery promotes civic engagement, enabling an online community of journalists, policy makers, scientists/domain experts, and citizens to visualize data and engage in discussion with one another. Together, audiences with disparate viewpoints can analyze and discover insights from datasets, improving decision and policy making.”

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American Community Television Calls on CenturyLink to Clarify How it Will Deliver PEG Channels | ACT

American Community Television Calls on CenturyLink to Clarify How it Will Deliver PEG Channels | ACT | Community Media | Scoop.it

American Community Television (ACT) has sent a letter to Glenn F. Post, III (Chief Executive Officer and President of CenturyLink) asking for clarification of how CenturyLink intends to deliver Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television channels on its system.

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NPR prepares for a new reality - Keach Hagey | Politico

NPR prepares for a new reality - Keach Hagey | Politico | Community Media | Scoop.it
The media organization signals the battle ahead will not be about journalism, but about survival.
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Soundtap: Human Powered Radio

Soundtap: Human Powered Radio | Community Media | Scoop.it

A crowd sourced guide to independent radio. Featuring live streams and profiles of hundreds of stations and shows alongside a real-time chat and activity feed on each page.

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Panel to examine pubmedia's role in changing journalism | Current.org Blog

Panel to examine pubmedia's role in changing journalism | Current.org Blog | Community Media | Scoop.it

Free Press and the New America Foundation are sponsoring a panel, "The Next Big Thing: How Public Media Innovation Is Changing Journalism," Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C. Experts will discuss how public media in the U.S. and U.K. are investing in innovative Web, mobile and community media projects and collaborations.

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PCAM's New Home | PhillyCAM Vimeo

As of October 12, you can find us in our new Center City digs conveniently located at 699 Ranstead St.
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Roundtable to launch new guide to assessing and building healthy information communities | Knight Commission

Roundtable to launch new guide to assessing and building healthy information communities | Knight Commission | Community Media | Scoop.it

On October 17 the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will release the final in a series of eight white papers aimed at implementing the recommendations of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. The paper—“Assessing Community Information Needs: A Practical Guide” by Richard C. Harwood—proposes four guideposts and nine strategies for communities to assess and build a healthy information environment.

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Lower Merion group to continue lighting up public access channel - Main Line Times - Main Line Media News

Lower Merion group to continue lighting up public access channel - Main Line Times - Main Line Media News | Community Media | Scoop.it

The public access channel is one of three provided under cable franchise agreements, collectively know as PEG channels. The letters stand for “public,” “education” and “government.” The latter two are operated by the Lower Merion School District and township government, and carry public meeting and other programming. Until 2006, however, the public access channel – the direct path for residents and organizations to present community programming – had remained dark. It was lit up after a year-long campaign by Wynnewood resident Irene McNeil to build grass-roots support and a community organization to put the “public” into PEG.

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What If We Had a Nutrition Label for the News? | PBS MediaShift Idea Lab

What If We Had a Nutrition Label for the News? | PBS MediaShift Idea Lab | Community Media | Scoop.it

"Alisa Miller's TED Talk brilliantly illustrates what news industry observers have been warning for years: Our news diet is distorted... The Center for Civic Media, under the leadership of Ethan Zuckerman, is embarking on a project to build the tools to empower the individual, and the news providers themselves, to see at a glance what they're getting & what they're missing in their daily consumption. We seek to provide a nutritional label for your news diet."

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Alliance for Community Media Public Policy Training | NewAmerica.net

Alliance for Community Media Public Policy Training | NewAmerica.net | Community Media | Scoop.it

"The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has a long history of national education and outreach work on behalf of public, educational and governmental non-commercial cable channels. The ACM is partnering with the New America Foundation, Free Press, Prometheus Radio Project, Media and Democracy Coalition and others to offer a day-long training on public policy issues that impact community media."

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Budget cuts could silence college radio stations | USA Today

Budget cuts could silence college radio stations | USA Today | Community Media | Scoop.it
More than 350 college radio stations are going to the airwaves today to fight against a steady stream of universities nationwide who have been selling or transferring their FM licenses to non-student operations, typically in response to tighter budgets and a rapidly changing media industry.
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Webcast of ACM’s Public Policy Training – Tuesday, October 11th | Alliance for Community Media

Webcast of ACM’s Public Policy Training – Tuesday, October 11th | Alliance for Community Media | Community Media | Scoop.it

The Alliance for Community Media will hold a Capitol Hill Day in Washington DC tomorrow and Wednesday! If you cannot make it to Washington, DC, our National Public Policy training will be webcasted tomorrow from the New America Foundation beginning around 9:00 a.m. Please go to: http://www.newamerica.net/events/2011/alliance_for_community_media_public_policy_training to view the event.

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Media Citizenship – A New Charter For An Informed Society (World Economic Forum) | Charlie Beckett - LSE POLIS

Media Citizenship – A New Charter For An Informed Society (World Economic Forum) | Charlie Beckett - LSE POLIS | Community Media | Scoop.it

I was chair of the World Economic Forum’s council on Informed Societies last year. We meet again this month with a new chair, Chan YuenYing. We will be discussing how to find ways to put into practice our Charter For An Informed Society. At the heart of it was the idea of Media Citizenship.

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PhillyCAM's New Home | Philaphilia

PhillyCAM's New Home | Philaphilia | Community Media | Scoop.it

After 11 years sitting empty (save the Atwater Kent/Philadelphia History Museum's offices on the 4th floor), this cool-ass building finally has a new occupant. PhillyCAM, Philadelphia Community Access Media (Philly's Public Access Television Station), is opening a brand new media center inside the Mills Building on October 12th, two days from now.

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A vision for transformational global communication that heals inside and out « Mera Szendro Bok

A vision for transformational global communication that heals inside and out « Mera Szendro Bok | Community Media | Scoop.it

There are movements beginning, growing and ideas being shared RIGHT NOW that are the seeds of movements. The truth is that the success of these movements are threatened. To protect these movements and the voices of communities in America, we must channel a part of our energies towards creating our own media, supporting independent media and reforming media policy so it serves the public and innovation in America.

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CMNtv employees on Steve Jobs' & Apple's impact on their industry | Troy Patch

CMNtv employees on Steve Jobs' & Apple's impact on their industry | Troy Patch | Community Media | Scoop.it

Joe Johnson at public access television CMNtv in Troy explained that products that Jobs and Apple created, especially video editing software, opened the market to new people. "It brought video to the common man and made it more affordable to give them the tools that 10 or 15 years ago only Hollywood had access to," said Johnson, CMNtv's Outreach Coordinator.

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