Tag Archive for 'TECH2503'

TECH2503-18 Lecture Intro 011

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

TECH2503-18 Lecture Intro 010

This is an overview of the topics that will be covered in the tenth lecture for

TECH2503-18 Lecture Intro 009

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

TECH2503-18 Lecture Intro 008

This is short video giving an overview of the topics that will be covered in the eight lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Intro 007

This is a short video introducing the topics that will be covered in the seventh lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503-18 Lecture Intro 005

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

TECH2503-18 Lecture Intro 005

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

TECH2503-18 Lecture Intro 004

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

TECH2503-18 Intro 003

This is a brief description of the main topics that we will be covering in the third lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503-18 Intro 002

This is a short overview of the topics that we will be covering in the second lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

East Midlands Community Media Network

I want to set up a Community Media Network for the East Midlands, that can be used to share information and advice about developing community media in the region. The aim of this project is to develop networking events, host regular podcasts discussions, list and share information about community media groups in the East Midlands, and promote ideas that support community development practices though community media.

I’ve set up a wiki page on the DMU Commons Wiki, and I will be adding content to the new CIVICRM database that we are introducing for the Community Media modules this year.

If anyone wants to help get this going, as an extra-curricula activity, or just because you are interested in the development of stronger voices in Leicester, then we will be meeting on Wednesday’s 5-7pm at the Doc Media Centre which is on Leicester’s Town Hall Square.

This is an open network, and we want to encourage lots of different people to help out and take part. If you want to find out more, then contact me at rwatson@dmu.ac.uk, or via Twitter @robwmedia.

East Midlands Community Media Network

I want to set up a Community Media Network for the East Midlands, that can be used to share information and advice about developing community media in the region. The aim of this project is to develop networking events, host regular podcasts discussions, list and share information about community media groups in the East Midlands, and promote ideas that support community development practices though community media.

I’ve set up a wiki page on the DMU Commons Wiki, and I will be adding content to the new CIVICRM database that we are introducing for the Community Media modules this year.

If anyone wants to help get this going, as an extra-curricula activity, or just because you are interested in the development of stronger voices in Leicester, then we will be meeting on Wednesday’s 5-7pm at the Doc Media Centre which is on Leicester’s Town Hall Square.

This is an open network, and we want to encourage lots of different people to help out and take part. If you want to find out more, then contact me at rwatson@dmu.ac.uk, or via Twitter @robwmedia.

TECH2503-18 Intro 001

This is a short overview of the topics that will be covered in the first lecture and workshop for TECH2503 Community Media Production

CMA Conference Bristol 2017

This is slightly ridiculous, but this is the first time that I’ve actually been to Bristol! I’m not very well traveled, so when it was decided to hold this year’s Community Media Association Conference at The Station in Bristol, it had the double benefit of being in a place that is on my list to mooch around.

Ujima Radio offered to host the conference this year, because the building that they are part of, The Station, has some excellent facilities and an inclusive approach to training, services and support, all under one roof, in the centre of the city.

So the job today is to set-up the conference room, to learn how use the sound desk and the projector, and to make sure that we have everything working so we can run the discussion sessions and the break-out sessions.

The theme of this year’s conference is Voices in a Changing World, because we want to broaden the debate about community media. In my view it is too easy to get bogged down in managerial talk of services sectors and economic development, and to miss the important issues that drive change, and the values that people feel and wish to express.

I’m looking forward to some vibrant debate, to learning from people who have experience pushing the boundaries of community media, capturing some interviews for a podcast, and taking lots of photos. As usual I’ll be Tweeting and posting on Instagram. I’m not sure what the hashtag is yet, so watch out and join in the discussion wherever you are.

TECH2503-17 Lecture Twenty-Four Summary

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

TECH2503-17 Lecture Twenty-Three Summary

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

TECH2503-17 Lecture Twenty-Two Summary

This is a brief overview of the topics that will be covered in the Twenty-Second lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503-17 Lecture Twenty-One Summary

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

TECH2503-17 Lecture Twenty Summary

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

TECH2503 Lecture Eighteen Summary

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

TECH2503 Lecture Seventeen Summary

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

Community Media & Community Development

One of the underlying and emerging themes of my teaching practice and research work is the potential for the development of communities of interest, practice and association.

I’m predominantly looking at this in the context of Community Media, however, the net is getting wider all the time, to include community development issues, civic participation issues, and social sustainability challenges.

There is a very good article in the Guardian today from George Monbiot, in which he describes the impact of community development projects.

What is interesting, and I’ve pointed this out to colleagues I work with in the Community Media Association, is that Community Media is not mentioned in the list of activities and accomplishments.

I’ve been contemplating this for some time now, and I’ve been asking myself if we are doing enough with our courses and the research we undertake, to develop and enhance the social and civic contribution that we make, both with and through, media and participatory media activities?

Hopefully I’ll get some time soon to write and post some regular blogs about these challenges,  and the potential insight that media scholars and practitioners can contribute that goes beyond the narrow skills and industry straight-jacket that is so dominant at present.

TECH2503 Lecture Sixteen Summary

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

TECH2503-17 Lecture Fifteen Summary

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

TECH2503-17 Lecture Fourteen Summary

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

TECH2503 Lecture Thirteen Summary

This is a short overview of the thirteenth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503 Lecture Twelve Summary

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

TECH2503 Lecture Eleven Summary

This is a short summary of the topics that are covered in the eleventh lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503 Lecture Ten Summary

Here’s the latest video summary of the topics that will be covered in the tenth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503 Lecture Nine Summary

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

TECH2503 Lecture Eight Summary

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

TECH2503 Lecture Seven Summary

This is a short overview of the topics covered in the seventh lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503 Lecture Five Summary

This is a short video that outlines the main topics that will be covered in the fifth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503 Lecture Four Summary

This is a short summary of the main issues that will be covered in the fourth lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503 Lecture Summary Two

This is a short video summary of the main issues that will be covered in the lecture for TECH2503 Community Media Production.

TECH2503 Community Media Production Intro Number One

This video gives an introduction to the first lecture session for TECH2503 Community Media Production