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The Alternative Media Handbook
The Alternative Media Handbook
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Author : Kate Coyer Tony Dowmunt Alan Fountain
Publisher : Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN# : 9780415359658
Price :INR 695
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Book Description

Alternative Media is the term used to describe non-mainstream media forms that are independently run and community focussed, such as zines, pirate radio, online discussion boards, community run and owned broadcasting companies, and activist publications such as Red Pepper and Corporate Watch. The book outlines the different types of alternative media and offers an overview of global alternative media activity, before moving on to provide information about alternative media production and how to get involved in it, including:

  • What is Alternative Media?
  • alternative media in practice
  • making media
  • getting involved.

This book will primarily appeal to students studying media freedom, alternative media, media globalization and media production as well as anyone wishing to embark on a career in this field

About The Author:

Kate Coyer is an independent radio producer and media activist. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow with the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania and Central European University in Budapest where she works on community media.
Tony Dowmunt has been involved in alternative video and television production since 1975 and is now course tutor on the MA in Screen Documentary at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Alan Fountain is currently Chief Executive of European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE), a professional development programme for film and television producers. He was the first Commissioning Editor for Independent Film and TV at Channel Four, 1981-94.

Table Of Contents:

List of illustrations viii
List of contributors ix
Foreword James Curran xix
Introduction Tony Dowmunt Kate Coyer 1
Where alternative media came from 13
Mysteries of the black box unbound: an alternative history of radio Kate Coyer 15
Alternative film, video and television 1965-2005 Alan Fountain 29
The alternative press Angela Phillips 47
A brief history: the Web and interactive media Chris Atton 59
Whats happening now 67
Radical journalism 69
Alternative media in practice Chris Atton 71
Indymedia and the politics of participation: reporting the G8 in Scotland, 2005 Sam and Annie 78
SchNEWS at ten 88
Experimental forms 91
Alternative visions of television David Garcia Lennaart Van Oldenborgh 93 Manu Luksch Mukul Patel 105
Zines Katie Haegele 108
Access to broadcasting 111
Access to broadcasting: radio Kate Coyer 112
Community radio: milango for lives Charlotte Hill ONeal 123
Access to broadcasting: TV Tony Dowmunt 125
Video Nation and Digital Storytelling: a BBC/public partnership in content creation Mandy Rose 127
Manhattan Neighborhood Network: challenging monocrop monotony Martin Lucas 137
Mainstream or alternative media? 141
Getting alternative messages in mainstream media Natalie Fenton 143
Communication of the oppressed: alternative media and their political impact in contemporary Latin America Joao Alexandre Peschanski 154
Culture jamming 163
Stop signs: an introduction to culture jamming Graham Meikle 166
Culture jamming the video game way Sue Scheibler 179
New(er) technologies 186
Copyright: the politics of owning culture Gregor Claude 188
A2T: bridging the digital divide Adnan Hadzi 194
Alternative media in development 206
Alternative and participatory media in developing countries James Deane 206
Mgwirzano: a case study from Malawi Su Braden 212
Distribution and audiences 224
The power and the passion: community radio in Australia Michael Meadows Susan Forde Jacqui Ewart Kerrie Foxwell 226
Lux Julia Knight 228
Student media 232
Student radio Salvatore Scifo 233
Student press Salvatore Scifo 236
Media activism 238
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