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Grassroots, Democratic, "Alternative" Media
& Public Access TV
Channel C.A.T. Open Channels -- A great listing of Community
Television and Public Access sites around the world. From Sweden.
for Community Media.
U.S. organization organizing for and promoting the use of community media
channels -- primarily video, but also radio and data technologies.
information for P.E.G. organizational members of the ACM (Public, Educational,
Governmental access facilities).
Tiger TV. "Smashing the Myths of the Information Industry" with alternative
Dish TV. The first grassroots satellite network in the U.S.
French Acronym for the World Association of Community-Oriented Radio Broadcasters.
Channel, Stockholm Sweden. Intro to Community Access TV around the world.
Media Center. Grand Rapids, Michigan. Geez, is there any community media
these guys DON'T cover?
Noise Films. Seattle-based media activist group.
Censored. The Top 10 Censored Stories of the Year--since 1976.
and Accuracy in Media (FAIR). National media watch group.
- OURMedia Global
network of activists, academics, and practitioners working toward stronger
alternative, community, and citizens’ media. Web site
articles, papers and presentations from international conferences of
for Community Media (ACM), 2001 - 2003 conferences; Community Media
Access Philosophy. Includes articles and papers related to access and community
Media Center, Seattle. Media activist groups organized to "broadcast" news
and grassroots reports from the WTO meeting in Seattle, November 1999.
The movement has spread to Indy Media Centers across the globe.
San Francisco Bay Area
Francisco Public Access Cable TV in San
Alliance. Training and resources for media workers, activists and community
organizations in San Francisco.
Franscisco Bay Guardian. Weekly "alternative" newspaper.
Radio Berkeley. Micropower radio broadcasting.
Francisco Liberation Radio. Micropower radio from the Richmond District.
Radio Project. Share alternative radio programs via the Internet.
= Streamed video content available
Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Four channels of streaming public access
programming in NY.
Independent Media Center, Seattle. Media activist groups first organized
to "broadcast" news and grassroots reports from the WTO meeting in Seattle,
November 1999. The organization has spread around the globe. Indy media cites
are listed on the left hand side of the page. For video, do a video search
(left side of the page), or select the video camera icon under "IMC Newswire"
(right side of the page).
Indy Media Center, San Francisco Bay Area.
Whispered Media. San Francisco media activist group.
Free Speech Internet Television. Media activists. Distribution of alternative
video and audio programs through the Internet and satellite TV.
Regeneration TV. More media activists, more grassroots/alternative perspectives.
Ad Busters. From Media Foundation. "Culture Jamming"?
In particular, see the video examples of "uncommercials."
Media. Archival collection of web-based grassroots and personal video.
San Francisco Bay Area: Arts (& "techno/arts")
Sites with some focus on alternative/experimental/activist
video or film:
Area Video Coalition.San Francisco coalition between independent artists.
Television Access. Artists-managed media arts center in San Francisco.
Arts Foundation. San Francisco. Access to media facilities for alternatives
to commercial mainstream.
for Electronic Art.
Activist Network. Screenings at San Francisco's Artist Television Access,
on the first Thursday of the month at 8pm.
"(Collectively Explorative Learning Labs). Cell is a community arts center
that is conceived, built, maintained, and funded directly by the artists it
serves. Cell is a collective which provides a non-competitive, encouraging
environment for the exploration of intergenerational and interdisciplinary
home page for the alternative cinematic experience. "Films and videos that
transgress the boundaries of the traditional viewing experience, challenge
notions of physical perception and provide cutting edge alternatives to the
media information technocracy"
THIS WEEK "This week's screenings, near and far, in avant garde cinema/
List A resource of events, discussions, and job availabilities for the
"What craigslist.org is about: We're a community of people helping each other
out with everyday, real world stuff, via the Internet. We're not trying to
sell something. Our intent is inclusive, to better humanize and democratize
the Internet. Too much of life is "who you know," but we try to open that
up a little more. Our focus is local. What you see is typically from people
who live and/or work in your neighborhood and community."
College Bowman Library Bowman LIbrary has a variety of excellent
resources to help you with your research.
- An excellent guide
to researching and writing research papers:
- Select "References
& Research Assistance: Information Guides." Then, under "Guides
for Researching and Writing Research Papers," select an appropriate
- In particular, note
the infomation regarding how to draw from high-quality sources: books,
academic journals, national newspapers, and on-line electronic databases
(e.g., ProQuest, Lexis-Nexis Academic, or Biography
Resource Center. In addition, The Historical New York Times
database provides access to The New York Times back to the late
- Avoid web sites
as sources -- unless they are used in addition to the
high-quality sources mentioned above.
- Keeping this in
mind, you can access media-related web sites by going to the Bowman
- Select "Electronic
Resources: Suggested Web Links." Scroll down to "Media
& Mass Communication
- Public libraries provide
additional resources. Here are a few links to some public libraries in the
Ethnographic Research -- focused
Storytelling is a method of telling personal stories using digital tools.
These are typically stories of personal relevance -- transcendence, transformation,
change, of events or people in our lives who have made a difference.
the goal of commercial, corporate media to sell soap, the focus of digital
storytelling is on hearing the
stories of everyday people, the communities in which they live, and the
people with whom they share the planet. The belief is that there is empowerment
in hearing the stories, as well as empowerment in the telling of
the stories. Digital technologies are tools to aid in this ancient
developed by the Center for Digital Storytelling in the late 1990s, the
technique has spread across the globe.
for Digital Storytelling "The Center for Digital Storytelling
is a California-based non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization rooted in the art
of personal storytelling. We assist young people and adults in using the tools
of digital media to craft, record, share, and value the stories of individuals
and communities, in ways that improve all our lives."
Speaks" Project A project of the Center for Digital Storytelling. "In
support of healing and violence protection."
African Digital Stories A project of the Center for Digital
Storytelling, South African EngenderHealth’s “Men
(MAP) initiative, and the “Silence
Storytelling Festival "The Digital Storytelling Festival was
founded in1995 as an annual gathering where professionals and enthusiasts
who use technology to communicate and share stories gather to examine creative
works and new concepts being used in areas of education, community building,
business, personal and legacy storytelling, new media and entertainment."
- OUR MEDIA.ORG's Tutorial
on Digital Storytelling Our Media is a non-profit
Tube" that is philosophically in line with digital storytelling. Menlo
College students are encouraged to place their stories on this site, with
appropriate tags: "Menlo College" and "digital storytelling." This
is an excellent tutorial on how to create your own digital story.
College Bowman Library Bowman LIbrary has a variety of resources
to help you with your film-related research.
- Select "References
& Research Assistance: Information Guides." Then, under "Subject
Specific Guides," select "Film Criticism in Bowman Library."
- In particular,
note the infomation regarding how to draw from high-quality sources:
books, academic journals, national newspapers, and on-line electronic
databases (e.g., ProQuest, Lexis-Nexis Academic,
or The Historical New York Times (the Biography Resource
Center is considered a web site rather than an electronic database
for this course).
Resources Recommended by Bowman Library Librarians -- related
to film or social history:
- The Oxford
History of World Cinema / edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
R PN1993.5.A1 O96 1996 [reference]
- Film Review
/ edited by Patricia King Hanson, Stephen L. Hanson
R PN1995.F55 v. 1 and v.2 [reference]
- The New York
Times Encyclopedia of Film
/ Gene Brown, editor ; Harry M. Geduld, advisory editor
R PN1993.N465 1984 v. 1-v.13 [reference]
of American History
/ edited by Richard B. Morris, associate editor, Jeffrey B. Morris
R E174.5.M847 1996 [reference]
- St. James
Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
/ editors, Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast : with an introduction
by Jim Cullen
R E169.1.S764 2000 v.1-v.5 [reference]
Decades : 1960-1969 / edited by Richard Layman ; associate editor,
James W. Hipp
R E169.12.A4195 199 [reference]
Passage: A Global History of the Twentieth Century. 2nd ed. /
Michael Adas, Peter N. Stearns, and Stuart B. Schwartz. 2003. New
D421 .A33 1994 [Reference, Spring 2006]
Links to Cyprus and
Turkish Cypriot Sites
from Turkish Cyprus.
Oral histories related to Turkish Cypriot experiences.
The Cyprus Conflict
An excellent educational web site exploring many aspects of the issues
related to Cyprus.
Collections of Media Links
Resources. From the University of Florida.
Media for Development and Democracy. Links to resources in media used for
People/Info Search Engines Numerous search engines for finding people
and information, some free, some for a fee. Includes privacy information.
(From New Communication Technologies class)
Free Media Players
To view Audio and Video on the Web, you'll need a player installed on your
computer. Players are provided free from the 3 major web players: Real
Player, Quicktime, and Microsoft Windows Media Player. All of these players
can be downloaded for free for Mac or Windows computers.
Privacy Issues, Sites, Links, Protection
Info, People/Info Search Engines Numerous
search engines for finding people and information, some free, some for
a fee. Includes privacy information. (From New Communication Technologies
Just For Fun
Dr. Science. The science-guy
heard on NPR. Voted #1 Web Site of the Year (1996).
Man. Annual gathering of the interesting at "Black Rock City" in the Nevada
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