eBook on Citizen Media, Civil Society September 19, 2007Posted by Joanne KY Teoh in Journalism, News.
David Sazaki of Rising Voices alerted me to this ebook on how civil society groups provide alternatives on media content. David notes that there is little interaction between practitioners committed to grassroots processes and the academics who analyze them.
This May in San Francisco, the annual conference of the International Communication Association – one of the largest associations of communication scholars worldwide – welcomed alternative media and grassroots organizations to its proceedings. The theme – Creating Communication: Content, Control, and Critique – was a fitting occasion for direct involvement by people working to transform the media landscape.
Three panels gave the stage to organizations leading efforts to promote practices and policies that support the creation and circulation of alternative voices. Now, contributions from these panels are available as an ebook, “Alternatives on media content, journalism, and regulation.”
This book brings together fascinating stories of how civil society intervenes (sometimes successfully, sometimes less successfully) in the creation of alternative content, in the organization of alternative journalism, and in the attempts to influence the regulation that impacts upon the communicative processes.
The pdf version of the book can be downloaded free here.
It is part of the Researching and Teaching Communication Book Series.
Alternatively, you can visit the website based on all the ebook contributions.