Alternative and Activist Media by Mitzi Waltz

By Mitzi Waltz

This learn of different and activist media offers an creation to substitute media theories, audiences and practices. It brings assorted voices and ideas from open air the economic media global to the fore, enriching and tough mass media. Illustrated with old and present examples, from either a united kingdom and overseas point of view, additionally it is conscientiously developed workouts and dialogue subject matters in response to case reports and to be had texts.Topics comprise where of different media in a mass-media global; a historical past of other and activist media; media participation and intake by means of marginalised audiences; using pirate and group radio, video and tv by way of group and minority teams; fanzines and different small publishing ventures by way of participants; using replacement media for explorations in layout; the blurring of obstacles among replacement and mass media; and new expertise and its percentages for replacement media.Features:* a different research of different 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 web assets* comprises workouts and extra assets, comparable to steered additional studying or film/video/digital media for dialogue, in each one bankruptcy.

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24 ALTERNATIVE AND ACTIVIST MEDIA McChesney, R. and Nichols, J. (2002) Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media. New York: Seven Stories Press. Media Day Group JMK (2003) Media Day project site. html (accessed 9 November 2004). 3 Unheard voices, unseen images If the mass media address atomised audiences, or see their audiences as ‘products’ to be sold to advertisers, many alternative media attempt to bring people together. These productions are often (but not always) created by and for groups marginalised by ‘race’, gender, sexuality, disability, or beliefs.

An audio mixer (available from hobby shops, such as Radio Shack, from catalogues, or online). 3. A stereo radio transmitter (available in kit form or ready-built). 4. An antenna. Additional equipment, and specific types of kit or equipment adjustments, can improve the quality and reach of your broadcast. For detailed specifications, suggestions, and information about places that sell equipment, see the sources listed under ‘Further reading’ later in this chapter. You don’t even have to start your own station – although as the short list above indicates, it wouldn’t be hard to do so.

Is there legal status for microradio broadcasting where you live? Is there just one kind of licence, or are there different categories for different purposes? 2. If legal status is possible, how would someone go about getting a licence? What kind of special training, equipment, or financial backing, if any, is required for licence approval? 3. Regardless of legal status, approximately how many microradio stations are broadcasting in your area? 48 ALTERNATIVE AND ACTIVIST MEDIA 4. What are the penalties in your area for illegal broadcasting?

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