Alternative and Activist Media by Mitzi Waltz

By Mitzi Waltz

This research of different and activist media presents an creation to replacement media theories, audiences and practices. It brings various voices and ideas from outdoors the industrial media international to the fore, enriching and difficult mass media. Illustrated with ancient and present examples, from either a united kingdom and overseas viewpoint, it is also conscientiously developed routines and dialogue issues in accordance with case stories and to be had texts.Topics contain where of other media in a mass-media international; a heritage of different and activist media; media participation and intake by means of marginalised audiences; using pirate and group radio, video and tv by means of neighborhood and minority teams; fanzines and different small publishing ventures by means of participants; using substitute media for explorations in layout; the blurring of limitations among substitute and mass media; and new know-how and its percentages for substitute media.Features:* a different learn of other and activism-oriented media designed for college kids of media stories, print and broadcast journalism, cultural experiences, media sociology and similar disciplines* comprises huge notes and net assets* includes workouts and extra assets, similar to urged additional studying or film/video/digital media for dialogue, in every one bankruptcy.

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Online radio Online or internet radio is something of a misnomer, because it really isn’t ‘radio’ at all. The similarity is in the format: shows can include DJs, music, radio documentaries, and all the usual content one associates with traditional broadcast radio. Instead of transmitting the show over the airwaves, however, its creators upload the digital file to a web site. Listeners can then download the file for playback either in real time (live) or later on. In addition, online ‘radio stations’ can provide text or visual material alongside their audio files, potentially making for a rich mix of information and entertainment.

Org. ’ 10 The site has been the home of a long-running campaign to publicise the peculiar reaction that the all-too-frequent murder of an autistic child or adult by a parent or carer typically receives in the mass media: the parent or carer is often described as having ‘snapped’ due to stress, and is pitied or even excused rather than being prosecuted. Generally, little or no attention is paid to the murder victim’s right to life, or to changing the intolerable social conditions that are said to have led to the crime.

Matching media to audiences Low cost and ease of access are the keys to success for people on the edge. For would-be producers, that means paying attention to whether or not the desired audiences can access their products, as well as to production costs and the skills available within the production group. For example, the web is very inexpensive to develop media for, but easy access to the internet is not yet a reality in most poor neighbourhoods, or amongst many minority groups. org in this chapter will illustrate, there are marginal groups for whom online media are a preferred option.

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