Tag Archive for 'Community Media'

Community Media and a Stronger Sense of Community

There are two articles about community and community media that are worth reading from today’s Guardian. The first is a brief account by Anna Bawden of the role of community media in the UK, and the potential for a not-for-profit focus on the new Small Scale DAB proposals.

“Lucinda Guy, chair of the Community Media Association, says: “Not-for-profit media is appallingly underfunded”, despite doing “astoundingly important and brave work to heal divided communities, tackle extremism, and boost participants’ mental health. We know that the best foil to divisive rhetoric is to increase the power of moderate voices in those communities to be heard, and yet we see station managers around the country struggling to eat and pay the bills while doing this excellent and essential work to support their communities.” While the government is considering whether the new licences should reserve digital radio capacity for existing and new community stations, the CMA does not feel this goes far enough. Guy adds: “Unless SSDAB is in the ownership and control of communities, which can curate a range of stations that are interesting for local people, we fear that small-scale local radio will deliver profit, not social benefit.”

The second is a piece from George Monbiot, in which he describes how the scourge of loneliness that affects people’s health in many of our communities can be challenged with a greater focus on a sense of community.

“The evidence strongly suggests that social contact should be on prescription, as it is in Frome. But here, and in other countries, health services have been slow to act on such findings. In the UK we have a minister for loneliness, and social isolation is an official “health priority”. But the silo effect, budget cuts and an atmosphere of fear and retrenchment ensure that precious little has been done.”

I wonder when news organisation’s like the Guardian are going to join the dots and realise that community media and better social well-being are connected? I’m sure we can be providing them with a lot of evidence to demonstrate how community media works to improve communities health and well-being in practice.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 023

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-third lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 024

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-fourth lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 022

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-second lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 022

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-second lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.

DIY-DMU Podcast 008 #WorldRadioDay

It was an entertaining and engrossing discussion tonight, when Laury, Aidan, Jagger and Ben joined John Coster and Rob Watson to talk about what we like about radio. This is our contribution to UNESCO World Radio Day.

TECH1502-18 Lecture Summary 021

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-first lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Summary 021

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-first lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 020

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twentieth lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 021

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-first lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.

TECH1502-18 Lecture Summary 024

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-fourth lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media.

TECH1502-18 Lecture Summary 023

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-third lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media.

TECH1502-18 Lecture Summary 022

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-second lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Summary 023

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-third lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Summary 024

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-fourth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Summary 022

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twenty-second lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Summary 020

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twentieth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH1502-18 Lecture Summary 020

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the twentieth lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media.

TECH1502-18 Lecture Summary 019

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the nineteenth lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media.

DIY-DMU Podcast 007

In tonight’s DIY-DMU podcast John and I chatted about travelling and the way that our expectations about community media are different in some of the places and countries that we’ve visited, and what it is that people value about community media and the way it is part of different cultures.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 018

This is a short overview of the topics that will be covered in the eighteenth lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Summary 018

This is a short overview of the topics that will be covered in the eighteenth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH1502-18 Lecture Summary 018

This is a short overview of the topics that will be covered in the eighteenth lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Summary 017

This is an overview and summary of the topics that will be covered in the seventeenth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH1502-18 Lecture Summary 017

This is an overview and summary of the topics that will be covered in the seventeenth lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 017

This is an overview and summary of the topics that will be covered in the seventeenth lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.

TECH3501-18 Lecture 016 Summary

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the sixteenth lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.

TECH2503-18 Lecture 016 Summary

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the sixteenth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH1502-18 Lecture 016 Summary

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the sixteenth lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 015

This is a short overview of the topics that will be covered in the fifteenth lecture for TECH3501.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 016

This is a short overview of the topics that will be covered in the sixteenth lecture for TECH3501.

DIY-DMU Podcast 005

This is the fifth DIY-DMU podcast. Taking part this evening along with John Coster and Rob Watson was Dave, Mike and Rhianna. Sorry, I forgot to take a photo, so I decided to use this one instead.

TECH1502-18 Lecture Summary 015

This is a short overview of the topics that will be covered in the fifteenth lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Summary 015

This is a short overview of the topics that will be covered in the fifteenth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Summary 015

This is a short overview of the topics that will be covered in the fifteenth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 014

This is an overview of the fourteenth lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Summary 014

This is a short summary of the topics that will be covered in the fourteenth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH1502-18 Lecture Summary 014

This is a short summary of the topics that will be covered in the fourteenth lecture for TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media,

DIY-DMU Podcast 004

Here’s the latest edition of the DIY-DMU podcast. Tonight it was John Coster and myself discussing how our attitudes to social media are also changing the way we think about our non-media social experiences.

TECH3501-18 Lecture Summary 013

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the thirteenth lecture for TECH3501 Community Media Leadership.