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Minneapolis: Rybak proposal slashes MTN budget - Twin Cities Daily Planet

Minneapolis: Rybak proposal slashes MTN budget - Twin Cities Daily Planet | Community Media | Scoop.it

The Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) is slated for deep cuts in Mayor Rybak’s proposed 2012 budget, despite the fact that Public, Education and Government (PEG) fees from Comcast, which by law need to go toward public access television, will double. The mayor proposes cutting $250,000 from the program’s annual budget, leading to huge staffing and service cuts.

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Online engagement: Web of Change 2011 - Knight Foundation

Every year, more than 100 leaders and thinkers in online engagement gather on Cortes Island in British Columbia to share strategies on how to use technology to improve the world.
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Your Guide to Citizen Journalism | MediaShift . PBS

Your Guide to Citizen Journalism | MediaShift . PBS | Community Media | Scoop.it

"From time to time, I'll give an overview of one broad MediaShift topic, annotated with online resources and plenty of tips. The idea is to help you understand the topic, learn the jargon, and hopefully consider trying it out -- even if it's all new to you. I've already covered blogging and RSS feeds; this week I'll look at citizen journalism."

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Citizen Journalism Pointers: Utilize Your Cell Phone | Harmon Leon, HuffingtonPost.com

Citizen Journalism Pointers: Utilize Your Cell Phone | Harmon Leon, HuffingtonPost.com | Community Media | Scoop.it
The cell phone has dramatically changed the face of journalism; that face is one of the citizen who wields his mobile device and captures news as it happens-instantly trumpeting the story to the world via social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
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FCC Anounces Panelists for its Arizona Future of Media Hearing - Josh's Notebook

FCC Anounces Panelists for its Arizona Future of Media Hearing - Josh's Notebook | Community Media | Scoop.it
FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI AND COMMISSIONER MICHAEL COPPS TO ATTEND EVENT ON “THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES”  IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA Washington, DC – On October 3, 2011, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will attend...
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Costa Mesa CA launches new daily newscasts for online, public TV | Daily Pilot

Costa Mesa CA launches new daily newscasts for online, public TV | Daily Pilot | Community Media | Scoop.it
COSTA MESA — In an effort to keep residents abreast of City Hall events, the city has launched daily newscasts online and on public-access television.
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Farewell to College Radio? Not so fast. A Blog Critique

Farewell to College Radio? Not so fast.  A Blog Critique | Community Media | Scoop.it

This week, whilst perusing the web, I stumbled across on article on Inside Higher Ed called "Confessions of a Community College Dean: College Radio." The writer gives a lot of great evidence as to why the world of college radio is changing...  But where does this writer come to the aid of college radio? He offers no solutions to the arguments he’s presented.

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Cable Providers Mull Switch To A La Carte Subscriptions | TechCrunch

Cable Providers Mull Switch To A La Carte Subscriptions | TechCrunch | Community Media | Scoop.it

I remember when we first got cable, back in the late 80s I suppose, and even as a youngster one of my first thoughts was “man, do we really need all these channels?” That suspicion, that we were perhaps being sold the whole buffet when we knew exactly what we wanted already, only became stronger with time, and before long it was a running joke shared by many in the world. 500 channels and you end up renting a movie because nothing good is on.

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TV or not TV? That remains the question | nt.gmnews.com | News Transcript

TV or not TV? That remains the question | nt.gmnews.com | News Transcript | Community Media | Scoop.it

MANALAPAN — Did you see the Manalapan Township Committee’s Sept. 21 town hall meeting on the municipal access cable television channel?

No, you did not, and that will apparently remain the case as long as the current Republican majority on the governing body remains in control of the municipality.

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The Maddow Blog - Political metaphor waits to happen (NYC subway edition)

The Maddow Blog - Political metaphor waits to happen (NYC subway edition) | Community Media | Scoop.it
My friend Ilya Marritz took this picture on the New York City subway (where else?). It seems like a political metaphor waiting to happen.
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Peace-building Through Listening, Digital Storytelling, & Community Media in Cyprus; John W. Higgins, Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition

Peace-building Through Listening, Digital Storytelling, & Community Media in Cyprus; John W. Higgins, Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition | Community Media | Scoop.it

Digital storytelling is a method for telling personal stories of significance using simple computer-based media technologies. Electronic community media include outlets and facilities for locally-oriented and generated programs and content, typically created by non-professional volunteers and focusing on technological tools as a process to engage people more completely in their communities, rather than the creation of a polished media product. This article describes the use of digital storytelling and community-based media for peace-building purposes in Cyprus in the fall of 2010.

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Alliance for Community Media Western Region Annual Conference: San Jose, Oct 8

Alliance for Community Media Western Region Annual Conference: San Jose, Oct 8 | Community Media | Scoop.it

Register online now for the 2011 regional conference, which will be held in the beautiful, thriving, arts and technology center of San Jose, California.  The theme for the conference is C-cubed: Community Media, Cornerstone of Collaboration.

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Vadim Lavrusik: What Facebook’s latest updates mean for journalists

Vadim Lavrusik: What Facebook’s latest updates mean for journalists | Community Media | Scoop.it
Facebook has released several updates in the last month that will affect how journalists use the platform for reporting and storytelling. Many of these new features will make it easier for journalists to distribute their content and keep up with sources of information.
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Pierce County TV Wins National Awards

Pierce County TV Wins National Awards | Community Media | Scoop.it
The county's official television station picked honors for an array of stories, including first place for coverage of the 2010 U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay Golf Course and University's Place's Grandview Drive improvement project.
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Observations of a Jailed Journalist | MetroFocus | THIRTEEN

Observations of a Jailed Journalist | MetroFocus | THIRTEEN | Community Media | Scoop.it

On Sept. 24, while working on a story about citizen journalism for my employer, I found myself arrested, along with many other people. My arrest gave me a unique vantage point on the risks and rewards of citizen journalists, those non-professionals who capture stories (usually without pay) using videos and images via portable technology like a cell phone camera. Anyone, even a passerby or a police officer can be a citizen journalist. That’s its power. Here’s what happened.

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Citizen Journalism: cell phones help tell the story of Occupy Wall Street - Know Your Cell

Citizen Journalism: cell phones help tell the story of Occupy Wall Street - Know Your Cell | Community Media | Scoop.it
Armed with cell phones, protesters try to show all sides of Saturday's Occupy Wall Street arrests...
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Citizen Journalists by Oly Fernando - The Future of Media

Citizen Journalists by Oly Fernando  - The Future of Media | Community Media | Scoop.it

There is, however, one particular reason why citizen journalism has not become as prevalent as one would expect, and that is because of the lack of quality of these amateur videos. Who actually wants to watch a 48-second video three times before spotting the political figure who violently attacks a protester in a sea of thousands of people? Luckily, this citizen journalism shortcoming is now being addressed through several consumer video-editing programs.

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Open Dialogue: Media Distribution - September 29 | NAMAC

Open Dialogue: Media Distribution -  September 29 | NAMAC | Community Media | Scoop.it

This is a live blog dedicated to exploring the topic of Media Distribution. Tune in September 29 from 10am-11am Pacific / 1pm-2:00pm Eastern. Participate in the discussion as it's happening by submitting questions to our panelists in the chat box below or via twitter using the hashtag #namacopen. Comments will be added to the discussion at the discretion of the moderator.

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Are Cable Companies Secretly Planning An "A La Carte" Option? | Gizmodp

Are Cable Companies Secretly Planning An "A La Carte" Option? | Gizmodp | Community Media | Scoop.it
According to Reuters, cable companies are secretly discussing plans that'll let customers choose what channels they want. Content providers won't like this "a la carte" arrangement, but who cares.
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In switch, cable operators want to go a la carte | Reuters

In switch, cable operators want to go a la carte | Reuters | Community Media | Scoop.it

U.S. cable operators are privately working on a plan to force programmers to unbundle their networks and allow customers to subscribe to channels on an individual basis. The plan represents a complete reversal from cable operators' long-held opposition to what is known as "a la carte" programming. Over the last decade, the cable industry battled ferociously with regulators to protect the right to bundle programming, arguing it offered customers the best value.

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Heroic Measures: Community is the Cure - the Civic State, by Michael Stafford

Heroic Measures: Community is the Cure - the Civic State, by Michael Stafford | Community Media | Scoop.it

That new course is the civic state, an idea informed by communitarian and distributist thinking championed primarily by Phillip Blond and the ResPublica think-tank in Britain. It is premised on the recognition that “both the unlimited state and the unrestrained market” pose equally grave threats to personal dignity and the common good- that the “Chicago school” produces a landscape just as blighted as the theories of Marx and Engels. As articulated by Blond, the civic state “privileges the associative above the alienated, the responsible over the self-serving and… the communal over the individual.” It advances a reform agenda aimed at “the re-moralization of the markets, the re-localization of the economy, and the re-capitalization of the poor."

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Alliance for Community Media-Central States & NKU: Philo Festival of Media Arts

Alliance for Community Media-Central States & NKU: Philo Festival of Media Arts | Community Media | Scoop.it

The Philo Festival of Media Arts is all about you: the media producer. It's a unique combination of competition, collaboration and educational and creative content hosted by the Central States Alliance for Community Media and Northern Kentucky University's Department of Communication. The event offers invaluable networking opportunities and immersion into the creative art of the rapidly evolving world of independent media.

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Copps Tells Pittsburgh Audience FCC Has Neglected Diversity Mandate | Free Press

Copps Tells Pittsburgh Audience FCC Has Neglected Diversity Mandate | Free Press | Community Media | Scoop.it

PITTSBURGH -- In a townhall-style dialogue sponsored by Free Press at Carnegie Mellon University yesterday, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps responded to a question from a self-described “downsized journalist” about the lack of women and minority owners in the broadcast industry by asserting that the FCC has neglected its duty to ensure diverse ownership that’s more reflective of the communities broadcasters serve.

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How people learn about their local community | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How people learn about their local community | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Community Media | Scoop.it
Citizens' media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.
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NYPD Reportedly Targeting Photographers At Occupation Of Wall Street: Gothamist

NYPD Reportedly Targeting Photographers At Occupation Of Wall Street: Gothamist | Community Media | Scoop.it

Photographs and especially videos of the NYPD's actions during the occupation of Wall Street have sparked outrage and media attention regarding the protests, which have now spanned ten days. Accordingly, witnesses, including our own photographer, tell us that the NYPD has been specifically targeting photographers and videographers for arrest. Two protestors who were maintaining the live video feed of the protests were arrested on Saturday, the first claiming that she was detained solely because she was holding a camera. "Those are the first people the police go after," protest organizer Patrick Bruner tells us. "

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