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Content is king

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

As I've been working on course design for a class I'll be teaching this Fall ("Be the Media" - a first year seminar here at Cazenovia), I've been thinking about the centrality of strong content to media production. The media production skills I'll be teaching to my students are facilitative, ...

Lag on IAMCR blogging

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Great session this afternoon on governance in community media, but my laptop was low on juice so I didn't get to blog during it. A nice range of talks by Laura Stein, Natalie Fenton, and others. This is a conference where I feel at home (and swamped by the range ...

19% of US radio newsrooms still don’t do any digital editing

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

That's the implication of this report from RTDNA/Hofstra University. And a significantly larger portion seem to not be wholly digital in their capture/production process.

AFL-CIO weighs in on broadcast royalties

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The AFL-CIO has come out in favour of the Performance Rights Act, which would introduce performance royalty fees for broadcasters in the United States.

The trouble with virtual economies on Facebook

Friday, November 20th, 2009

There's been a spate of interesting articles in the past few days, about scams operated by and through Farmville (and similar applications), and now Facebook clamping down on groups that 'sell' fans to those wishing to increase their numbers.

Audio from GEO events

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Joe Feria-Galicia has done awesome coverage of the recent GEO events, and he has created an MP3 with his raw audio:MP3

GEO strikes – and seeks help from YOU!

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

My old grad union (still feels funny to frame it that way) is going on strike in the morning, after they failed to reach agreement with the University of Illinois. The sticking point in the end turned out to be tuition waivers - the University wanted the right to remove ...

US healthcare debate trundles on

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

My ICR colleague Andrew Kennis has a fairly comprehensive overview of the US healthcare situation at Al, drawing in part on an interview with Wendell Potter, but with far more facts and figures, from a range of sources, drawn together. A good primer for those who've been out of ...

Interesting statistics on station numbers in the US

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

From RadioWorld: "There are a total of 30,473 licensed U.S. broadcast stations. That’s as of June 30, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Of that total, 14,355 are radio stations, breaking down as 4,789 AMs, 6,460 FM commercial and 3,106 FM non-commercial. Another 858 LPFMs are counted separately."

It’s like they’re not really in government

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

The Green Party urge changes to NAMA legislation.