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Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Access Cable Television Channels: Issues for Congress | NATOA

Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Access Cable Television Channels: Issues for Congress | NATOA | Community Media | Scoop.it

"A new report has been released by the Congressional Research Service entitled: 'Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Access Cable Television Channels: Issues for Congress.' Among the issues addressed are reductions in PEG funding, changes in cable technology and architectures, and provisions in the CAP Act. To read the report, CLICK HERE."

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Congressional report recognizes PEG channels are threatened | Wisconsin Community Media

Congressional report recognizes PEG channels are threatened | Wisconsin Community Media | Community Media | Scoop.it

A report released on October 7 by the Congressional Research Service recognizes PEG channels as "the primary vehicle for fostering in cable systems the long-standing U.S. media policy goal of localism." The report concludes that today "the environment for public, educational, and governmental (PEG) cable channels is being roiled by public policy and budgetary changes at the federal, state, and local levels and by technological changes in cable networks. More than 100 PEG access centers -- which provide community groups and individuals free access to video production facilities and equipment, training, and programming time -- have closed since 2005, and many more will close when provisions in recently enacted state laws that eliminate requirements for cable companies to provide funding support take effect."

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Wisconsin's State Cable Franchise Law and Community Television

Wisconsin's State Cable Franchise Law and Community Television | Community Media | Scoop.it

In December 2007, the Wisconsin State Legislature passed the Video Competition Act, one of a dozen or so ALEC inspired pieces of legislation that deregulated the cable television field and wrested control from cities. The bill increased expenses and decreased income for community television. The law abrogated all existing local franchise agreements, and created a weak one size fits all state level license for video providers. In Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association of PEG Channels and our staunch friends from city, consumer and union groups lobbied hard against the legislation. In the end, we were successful in making four changes to the legislation that improved an otherwise debilitating situation for PEG.

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HCCTV general manager and editor nominated for Emmy award | Houston Community College Media Room

HCCTV general manager and editor nominated for Emmy award | Houston Community College Media Room | Community Media | Scoop.it

Houston Community College TV’s General Manager Debra McGaughey and HCC student and part-time HCCTV videotape editor Mohamad Al Obidey have been nominated for an EMMY Award for their video I Am Julian Bond, which was shown at this year’s HCC Black History Gala.

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CAPing Off a Great Week | Media and Democracy Coalition News Blog

CAPing Off a Great Week | Media and Democracy Coalition News Blog | Community Media | Scoop.it

The value of PEG stations to our local communities – and the threats those stations face – is why the MADCo staff was thrilled to support the Alliance for Community Media’s 2011 Capitol Hill Fly In this week. At a training session hosted by New America Foundation’s Sascha Meinrath, Rachel Colyer, our Organizing and Communications Manager, joined Free Press’ Chance Williams as well as Jasmine White of DCTV and Zenaida Mendez of Manhattan Neighborhood Networks to give participants concrete tips on how to influence members of Congress and organize community suppot.

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Alliance for Community Media Public Policy Training - Panel III | New America Foundation YouTube

The ACM partnered 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 on Oct. 11, 2011. This video is of the day's third and final panel, "ACM Facts for the Hill."

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Alliance for Community Media Public Policy Training - Panel I | New America Foundation YouTube

The ACM partnered 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 on Oct. 11, 2011. This panel focused on a "National Public Policy Review.

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The Tiziano Project

The Tiziano Project | Community Media | Scoop.it

The Tiziano Project strives to develop and encourage first-class collaborative journalism on a global scale. We are dedicated to expanding knowledge and access to information worldwide by empowering communities to tell their stories. Through innovative use of information technology, we work towards the betterment of the human condition - one story at a time - by creating jobs and providing educational opportunities in forgotten parts of the world. By teaching students how to tell and distribute their stories through new media, we are empowering them to produce firsthand narratives of their lives and to shape the world's perception of their culture and conditions.

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How Tiziano Project Beat CNN and NPR in the New Journalism Paradigm | PBS MediaShift Idea Lab

How Tiziano Project Beat CNN and NPR in the New Journalism Paradigm | PBS MediaShift Idea Lab | Community Media | Scoop.it

So it brings me to question just where The Tiziano Project, whose mission is to empower local communities through journalism, fits in in the new media journalism landscape. Does collaboration between journalists and those who have long been reported on from a distance introduce a level of activism at the core of this new paradigm? To answer that, I think we have to consider the broader state of journalism.

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Ugandan Women Use Video to Advocate for Psychosocial and Livelihood Support | Witness - Video for Change

Ugandan Women Use Video to Advocate for Psychosocial and Livelihood Support | Witness - Video for Change | Community Media | Scoop.it

I’m pleased to share a new video from our partners the Greater North Women’s Voices for Peace Network (GNWVPN) in Uganda, and the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice. Our partnership with these organizations is part of our larger campaign aimed at ending gender-based violence in the context of armed conflict. You may recall from my previous post that we partnered with GNWVPN and Women’s Initiatives (beginning with a training in December 2010) to support them in using video in their campaign to ensure that the specific needs of women affected by the conflict in Northern Uganda are reflected in the country’s recovery program.

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The Revolution Will Be Livestreamed | Lauren Steiner - LA Progressive

The Revolution Will Be Livestreamed | Lauren Steiner - LA Progressive | Community Media | Scoop.it

"So I snuck a glance at my Facebook newsfeed. I noted a tweet from Occupy LA that announced that Mayor Kasim Reed and the Atlanta police were coming down to Woodruff Park to kick out the occupiers. I quickly logged onto Occupy Atlanta’s livestream page on UStream. Within five minutes, I had turned off 'House' and was glued to my iPad."

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"Appropriart!" A Graphic about Copyright by Susie Cagle, co-produced by MDF and GIA | Media Democracy Fund

"Appropriart!" A Graphic about Copyright by Susie Cagle, co-produced by MDF and GIA | Media Democracy Fund | Community Media | Scoop.it

MDF has partnered with Grantmakers in the Arts to produce Appropriart!, a graphic about copyright developed by Susie Cagle. The graphic was originally published in the GIA Reader.

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Cameras Everywhere Report 2011 | witness.org

Cameras Everywhere Report 2011 | witness.org | Community Media | Scoop.it

"This report asks the hard questions about how to protect and empower those who attempt to expose injustices through video. It provides specific recommendations for immediate and future actions that can reduce danger for those risking their lives. This report is an important step to understanding how we can harness the power of video and technology to empower activists to protect and defend human rights. This is the age of transformative technology."

PETER GABRIEL
Co-founder, WITNESS

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LocalWiki Builds Out Pilot Communities, Updates Software | PBS MediaShift Idea Lab

LocalWiki Builds Out Pilot Communities, Updates Software | PBS MediaShift Idea Lab | Community Media | Scoop.it

The LocalWiki project is an ambitious effort to create community-owned, living information repositories that will provide much-needed context behind the people, places, and events that shape our communities. We've selected our very first few pilot communities. So far, we've been working with folks in Denton, Texas; Sydney; and San Francisco. Do you (or did you) live in or near Sydney, Denton, or San Francisco? Shoot us an email at contact@localwiki.org and we'll get you involved in the pilot buildout!

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CLC-TV staff wins Emmy Awards | Las Cruces Sun-News

CLC-TV staff wins Emmy Awards | Las Cruces Sun-News | Community Media | Scoop.it

Two staff members with CLC-TV, the city's government access channel, have been awarded a regional Emmy by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Public access PhillyCAM readies new operation | WHYY NewsWorks

Public access PhillyCAM readies new operation | WHYY NewsWorks | Community Media | Scoop.it

Philadelphia s public access TV station is moving into its new home. PhillyCAM will soon begin training people to make their own TV programs in a large building near Independence Mall.

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VCAT TV » CALL TO ACTION!

VCAT TV » CALL TO ACTION! | Community Media | Scoop.it

Vallejo Community Access Television, due to restrictions under DIVCA funding, is on the verge of going black by the end of this year. This means that due to a lack of operational funding, even on top of the new equipment and capital purchases, we could be closing our doors by the end of the year because of lack of monies to maintain staffing.

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Despite budget cuts, college radio remains vital | USA TODAY College

Despite budget cuts, college radio remains vital | USA TODAY College | Community Media | Scoop.it

Lauren Brigman had a lot to celebrate last Tuesday. As station manager for 90.5 WASU-FM, the student-run radio station for Appalachian State University, the station was not only participating in the first ever College Radio Day, they were celebrating 40 years of operation and the prospect of a new broadcasting complex that will open within the next year. “College radio stations are the learning laboratories for students,” Brigman said. “We’re learning every single day.”

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Alliance for Community Media Public Policy Training - Panel II | New America Foundation YouTube

The ACM partnered 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 on Oct. 11, 2011. This video is of the day's second panel discussion, "What Will Move the CAP Act? Grassroots and Community Organizing."

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BRIC Arts Breaks Ground on New Theater and Gallery in BAM Cultural District

BRIC Arts Breaks Ground on New Theater and Gallery in BAM Cultural District | Community Media | Scoop.it

This morning mayor Mike Bloomberg, Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz, and a host of local politicians and representatives of the Brooklyn arts community broke ground—which, in this case, meant smashing open the door—at the the historic Strand Theatre, future site of the new BRIC Arts Media House and Urban Glass building at the corner of Rockland Place and Fulton Street in the BAM Cultural District. Speaking at a ceremony right around the corner at the Mark Morris Dance Center on Lafayette Avenue, Markowitz said to members of BRIC Arts and Urban Glass: "You are the bricks that are building the Brooklyn of tomorrow; our glass runneth over."

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The Tiziano Project | Knight News Challenge Lightning Talk

The Tiziano Project Executive Director, Jon Vidar, gives a three-minute lightning talk at the MIT Civic Media Conference. On June 22, 2011, a $200,000 Knight News Challenge grant was awarded to the organization to develop technology that will promote citizen journalism around the world.

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10 great college radio stations | Washington Post

10 great college radio stations | Washington Post | Community Media | Scoop.it
The universe of college radio has become a jumble of Internet, AM and FM stations run by adults. But real, student-run stations endure.
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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 ACM partnered 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 on Oct. 11, 2011.  [Video of the keynote address by FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps is available above. Recordings of the other panels will be posted here as they become available.]

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How to Reform Copyright | The Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Reform Copyright | The Chronicle of Higher Education | Community Media | Scoop.it

James Madison presumably wrote the clause in the Constitution that allows Congress to give copyrights to authors, but even Madison had his reservation. The founding fathers considered copyright a "monopoly privilege" and, as Madison later wrote, "Monopolies ... ought to be granted with caution ... ." <> "A temporary monopoly ... ought to be temporary," Madison declared. "Perpetual monopolies of every sort are forbidden ... by the genius of free Governments."

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Zeega Imagines New Forms of Digital Libraries and Archives | PBS MediaShift Idea Lab

Zeega Imagines New Forms of Digital Libraries and Archives | PBS MediaShift Idea Lab | Community Media | Scoop.it

Since the founding of Zeega, one of the primary areas in which we've been working is the radically changing domain of libraries and archives. In the digital age, we believe libraries and archives pose one of the most exciting opportunities for re-imagining the ecosystem of public knowledge production and sharing.

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