After his review of Macpherson, Downing calls in Benjamin Barber’s definition of a “strong democracy.” He notes that “‘Strong democratic talk’ requires listening as well as uttering,” and points out that Barber sees media as a channel (rather than an institution) closely tied to a locality. Girard’s vision of community radio is exactly that: not simply an institution preaching or educating, but of a channel bringing knowledge to and from a locality.
“I Believe in Public Access” North Metro TV. Damian Kussian, Producer/Cinematographer/Editor; Matthew Olson, Writer/Director/Editor; Ryan Brennan, Cinematographer; Scott Lindell, Jib Operator; Nathan Piotrowski, Audio Field Mixer; E.G. Bailey, Actor; Clarke Leland, Graphics/Motion Tracking; Maiwenn Kussian, Assistant Producer; Aric Braman, Steadi-Cam Operator; Sha Cage, Actor
Los Angeles, Calif. – Through short-form videos, presented across the Los Angeles County Metro bus Transit TV system, Out the Window shares artists’ diverse perspectives about/by/in Los Angeles. With a different video featured each day in October and November, the project links physical and virtual worlds through digital media offerings that coax viewers to explore and reconsider what exists out their window. Out the Window aims to create a communication network among the many social, cultural, economic and creative constituencies of Los Angeles.
So the original idea was for a celebration of college radio, to remind people that we exist & that we are one of the last bastions of creative programming out there. However, a much more pressing & serious issue arose almost immediately: the recent trend of selling off college radio stations by cash-strapped colleges & universities (Rice & Vanderbilt, for example). There is a strong need to remind colleges & universities that selling off their college stations silences their students’ voices. We need to take a stand & collectively say, 'No more stations must be sold!'
"The Alliance for Community Media is pleased to announce that FCC Commissioner Michael Copps will provide the keynote address at ACM’s public policy training event on October 11. ACM members will meet with members of Congress & the FCC on October 12 to explain the importance of the Community Access Preservation Act to local communities, including schools, government, workforce development offices, chambers of commerce, religious institutions, & 1st responders."
As traditional media continue to struggle, community and place-based foundations have an increasingly important role to play in helping groups provide local news and information. And they’ve stepped up to the challenge over the last four years, along the way strengthening their leadership and making an impact on issues facing the environment, children, urban planning and so many more.
YouTube also made another rather notable announcement, though they more so just mentioned it in passing: they’re removing the 15 minute video length limit for anyone who is in good standing (read: anyone who hasn’t uploaded porn or bootlegs) and has been “verified” (read: anyone willing to cough up their phone number).
We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 200,000 pages, and that number is growing.
PITTSBURGH -- On Monday, Sept. 26, Free Press is hosting a community dialogue on the state of the media in Pittsburgh, Pa. featuring Rep. Mike Doyle and Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps.
The fiscal net for Vallejos community access television channel is so thin that board members said all funding will be gone by December.The nonprofit Community Access Television Station (VCAT) could cease operations if nothing is done to bring in...
The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Television Academy is a membership organization dedicated to excellence in television by honoring exceptional work, past and present; providing professional development and outreach; and nurturing the next...
FCC Commissioner Michael Copps has been nothing if not steadfast in his support for small electronic communications organizations of all types that exist solely to serve the population in their immediate area. He will add another plank to his record of support by keynoting an event being held by the Alliance for Community Media 10/11/11.
Journalists have new ways to use the group video chat Hangouts in Google+ thanks to new features announced today. A new version called “Hangouts On Air” allows a discussion to be publicly livestreamed and recorded.