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New Dehli: Giving villagers a voice to spur change - Economy and Politics - livemint.com

New Dehli: Giving villagers a voice to spur change - Economy and Politics - livemint.com | Community Media | Scoop.it
Giving villagers a voice to spur change, CGnet Swara, a news service that allows people to record and broadcast news over the phone, is stirring up action in the remote outposts of India, Economy and Politics...
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Community Foundations Support Public Access TV

Community Foundations Support Public Access TV | Community Media | Scoop.it

Continuing the trend in community foundation support for community media, the Knight Foundation announced yesterday $2.26 million in matching grants for news and information projects.  ... One of the recipient’s include Long Beach Community Foundation to support the following project, entitled “Rethinking Public Broadcasting in Long Beach”

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College Radio Day

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The aim of College Radio Day is to raise a greater, national awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate in North America by encouraging people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so on this day. It is hoped that those people who do tune in like what they hear and become regular listeners. The organizers of College Radio Day believe that college radio is one of the last remaining bastions of creative radio programming, free from the constrictions of having to be commercially viable, and a place where those involved in its programming believe passionately in its mission. College radio is the only free live medium brave enough to play unsigned, local, and independent artists on a regular basis. Indeed, many famous and successful bands today, owe their initial break to being played on colllege radio. Put simply, college radio is an important part of the North American media landscape because of its unique and fearless programming.

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Edison’s TV station marks 20 years of broadcasting | Edison/Metuchen Sentinel

Edison’s TV station marks 20 years of broadcasting | Edison/Metuchen Sentinel | Community Media | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago, Ed Cologna walked into the small television studio that occupied a small space at the township’s police station.“I was told [by then-Mayor Samuel Convery] to ‘See what I could do,’ ” he said.

It was September 1991, and Edison officials were thinking about creating a television station for the township.

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Update on the movement to save KUSF college radio 90.3FM in San Francisco : Indybay

Update on the movement to save KUSF college radio 90.3FM in San Francisco : Indybay | Community Media | Scoop.it

KUSF in Exile DJ and former music director Irwin Swirnoff discusses the ongoing legal and activist fight opposing the January 2011 sale of KUSF to radio conglomerate Entercom and a shadowy “non-profit” radio conglomerate Classical Public Radio Network, reportedly affiliated with the University of Southern California. A petition to deny the sale was filed earlier in the year on the grounds that KUSF has served the local community effectively for decades, while this CPRN is neither local nor in any way fitting the mandate of a non-commercial educational station. (25 minutes)

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Recapping "A Vast Wasteland" | Berkman Center

Recapping "A Vast Wasteland" | Berkman Center | Community Media | Scoop.it

Last week, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Dean's Office at Harvard Law School, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism co-hosted a special event with former chairman of the FCC Newton N. Minow. At the event, he reflected on his landmark speech to the National Association of Broadcasters on “Television and the Public Interest,” in which he described television programming as a "vast wasteland" and drew parallels to its relevance in light of new challenges presented by the digital age. [Video: http://bit.ly/pn2io0}

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The mayor from AT&T: Alliance for Digital Equality bankrolled by telecom giant

The mayor from AT&T: Alliance for Digital Equality bankrolled by telecom giant | Community Media | Scoop.it

Tallahassee Mayor John Marks brought an Atlanta nonprofit to the city as a partner in a $1.6-million federal-grant project, saying it would put high-speed Internet into the hands of poor people. What he didn't say, and now says he didn't know, was that the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), in its first 3 years of existence, was nearly 100% funded by AT&T and spent most of its money — 4 of every 5 dollars — to pay board members, consultants, lawyers and media companies to push the global communication giant's positions on Internet and wireless regulation.

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Inside the First Amendment: Who owns 'rights' to high-school football games? » Opinion » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Inside the First Amendment: Who owns 'rights' to high-school football games? » Opinion » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA | Community Media | Scoop.it

Recently, a federal appeals court ruled that the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association may sign exclusive contracts for live streaming of its games, & that local newspapers do not have a free-press right to do the same without paying fees. If the decision stands, it does not bode well for news outlets unwilling to enter into costly bidding battles for rights to show local or state public high school competitions — & may well affect other areas in which "private" entities like the state association are declared owners of what formerly, if not legally, were distinctly public events.

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Henderson Co., NC: Technology can enhance public access to school board meetings

Henderson Co., NC: Technology can enhance public access to school board meetings | Community Media | Scoop.it
Now that the Henderson County Board of Commissioners is streaming its meetings live over the Internet as well as broadcasting them on cable TV, it is time for the Henderson County School Board to begin using modern technology to share its meetings...
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College Radio Stations Join Forces to Send Out a Strong Signal on October 11 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

College Radio Stations Join Forces to Send Out a Strong Signal on October 11 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Community Media | Scoop.it

Vinyl record albums cover one wall, shiny CD's the other, and stickers bearing the names and logos of indie-rock bands past and present plaster every filing cabinet and desk in sight. The offices of William Paterson University of New Jersey's WPSC-FM (88.7) are not pretty, but they're as good a place as any for the scruffy institution known as college radio to mount a campaign aimed at ensuring its own future.

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Meet Suzanne St. John-Crane, the force behind San Jose community-access TV | By Sue McAllister smcallister@mercurynews.com

Meet Suzanne St. John-Crane, the force behind San Jose community-access TV | By Sue McAllister  smcallister@mercurynews.com | Community Media | Scoop.it

Suzanne St. John-Crane always finds a way to communicate her passion, concern or heartache.

Executive director of public-access television station CreaTV San Jose, St. John-Crane once wrote and starred in a play about mother-daughter relationships. She regularly belts out blues tunes with her band, Pearl Alley. And for nearly 20 years she has produced award-winning videos and television series for a variety of outlets.

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Live Streaming from NATOA Annual Conference

Live Streaming from NATOA Annual Conference | Community Media | Scoop.it

NATOA is streaming two Keynote Sessions live from the 2011 Annual Conference. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch these keynote speakers LIVE from San Francisco. (note that start times are Pacific). Friday, September 23rd, 1 PM PDT

Closing Keynote presentation by Google Vice President Milo Medin

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Air, Food, Water, Internet -- Cisco Study Reveals Just How ImportantInternet and Networks Have Become as Fundamental Resources in DailyLife

Air, Food, Water, Internet -- Cisco Study Reveals Just How ImportantInternet and Networks Have Become as Fundamental Resources in DailyLife | Community Media | Scoop.it

SAN JOSE, CA, Sep 21, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Demonstrating the increasing role of the network in people's lives, an international workforce study announced today by Cisco CSCO +0.06% revealed that one in three college students and young professionals considers the Internet to be as important as fundamental human resources like air, water, food and shelter. The 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report also found that more than half of the study's respondents say they could not live without the Internet and cite it as an "integral part of their lives" -- in some cases more integral than cars, dating, and partying.

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Country to FCC: "Yes" to more community radio! | Prometheus Radio Project

Country to FCC: "Yes" to more community radio! | Prometheus Radio Project | Community Media | Scoop.it

When the FCC asked the public to comment on a plan to reserve channels for low power radio in urban areas, the response was loud and clear: We need more community radio, in all of our cities and towns.  28 House Representatives wrote the FCC in support of more low power FM (LPFM) radio. This followed a letter from the four lead cosponsors of the Local Community Radio Act in both the House and Senate.

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After 15 years, PCA looks ahead with a new vision

After 15 years, PCA looks ahead with a new vision | Community Media | Scoop.it

Looking back on the last several years, Cindy Thomas can agree that it has been a rough ride for Petaluma Community Access Television.  Since its inception in 1996, PCA has been plagued with constant staff changes, a revolving board of directors, the loss of their studio on the Casa Grande High School campus and relocation to a new office on Keller Street and a major financial crisis.

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Los Gatos CA: Editorial: KCAT should not charge the district for broadcasts

For years, the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Board of Trustees have held their meetings in relative obscurity--inconspicuous not by choice, but rather because their meetings would often extend into the late-night hours and were sparsely attended by members of the community.

But the trustees, to their credit, are attempting to do something about that. They plan to transform themselves into television stars.

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Fairfield CT: Letter - Husband Supports Wife for Board of Ed

Fairfield CT: Letter - Husband Supports Wife for Board of Ed | Community Media | Scoop.it

Yes, I am very biased. Jessica Gerber is my wife, but that is not why I believe she is, hands down, a fantastic candidate for Board of Education.

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Tallahassee FL: The Mayor from AT&T

Tallahassee FL: The Mayor from AT&T | Community Media | Scoop.it

Tallahassee Mayor John Marks has worked for AT&T for years. Last year, he voted in favor of a grant project involving the Alliance for Digital Equality, a nonprofit that paid him as a member of its board of advisers. Marks never disclosed AT&T bankrolled nearly 100% of ADE's operations. He now says he didn't know.

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Brian Lamb - Value Added: A 46-year career built on letting viewers make up their own minds

Brian Lamb - Value Added: A 46-year career built on letting viewers make up their own minds | Community Media | Scoop.it
Brian Lamb thought up C-SPAN 46 years ago when students protested the Vietnam War in the Pentagon.
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Ft. Wayne, IN: ACPL Library Camp

Ft. Wayne, IN: ACPL Library Camp | Community Media | Scoop.it

So yesterday I had the extreme good fortune of keynoting at Allen County Library Camp. There are some slides.There will be video, at least of an interview I did afterward, maybe also of my talk — in the meantime you can watch their series of conversations with previous speakers (which includes a lot of awesome names you will recognize, so believe me, you want to check this out).

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Making Public Community Media Accessible - Brookings Institution

Making Public Community Media Accessible - Brookings Institution | Community Media | Scoop.it
Early advocates for public, educational, and governmental access media (PEG) envisioned that it would empower local civic groups through improved meeting coverage.
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BCTV celebrates 35 years on the air - Brattleboro Reformer

BCTV celebrates 35 years on the air - Brattleboro Reformer | Community Media | Scoop.it
Saturday September 17, 2011 BRATTLEBORO -- Back during the early 1990s, when Andy Reichsman was a board member at Brattleboro Community Television, he and the other BCTV volunteers had a dream of one day reaching the outer limits of Windham...
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