Understanding Community Media: SAGE Publications

Understanding Community Media: SAGE Publications

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A text that reveals the value and significance of community media in an era of global communication With contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community-based media from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives. More than 30 original essays provide an incisive and timely analysis of the relationships between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. Key Features Provides vivid examples of community and alternative media initiatives from around the world Explores a wide range of media institutions, forms, and practicesa€”community radio, participatory video, street newspapers, Independent Media Centers, and community informatics Offers cutting-edge analysis of community and alternative media with original essays from new, emerging, and established voices in the field Takes a multidimensional approach to community media studies by highlighting the social, economic, cultural, and political significance of alternative, independent, and community-oriented media organizations Enters the ongoing debates regarding the theory and practice of community media in a comprehensive and engaging fashion Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Community Media, Alternative Media, Media a Social Change, Communication a Culture, and Participatory Communication in the departments of communication, media studies, sociology, and cultural studies.... communications, the blocking of prochoice text messaging by Verizon, and the editing of a live Pearl Jam concert by ATaamp;T all exemplify. ... the potential power ( and problems) of networkeffects(Hilleraamp;Cohen, 2002;Nuechterlein aamp;Weiser, 2007) and the promisethatthisnewa€œnet- worked ... Applea#39;s iPhone was only available to be used onATaamp;Ta#39;snetwork, even though it could be used on any cellular network.

Title:Understanding Community Media: SAGE Publications
Author:Kevin Howley
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2009-09-11


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