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A presentation overview of the challenges facing community media in an age of convergence.

A presentation overview of the challenges facing community media in an age of convergence.

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Community Media 2.0:  The Challenge of Convergence Community Media 2.0: The Challenge of Convergence Presentation Transcript

  • Community Media 2.0 The challenges of convergence Presentation to Media Literacy CORCOM 130 Wednesday - November 19, 2008
  • My Contact Info Felicia M. Sullivan [email_address] http://www.feliciasullivan.net
  • New Technologies
    • Web 2.0 - called the semantic, participatory and / or read/write web
    • Allow for distributed contribution
    • Have features that allow for easy sharing
    • Often are open at the software or platform level
    • One tool linking / integrating with another
  • Links to Community Media
  • Links to Community Media
    • Accessible & low-cost
  • Links to Community Media
    • Accessible & low-cost
    • Need for education & training
  • Links to Community Media
    • Accessible & low-cost
    • Need for education & training
    • Enable broad communication
  • Links to Community Media
    • Accessible & low-cost
    • Need for education & training
    • Enable broad communication
    • Ideal for niche, local or fringe communities
  • Links to Community Media
    • Accessible & low-cost
    • Need for education & training
    • Enable broad communication
    • Ideal for niche, local or fringe communities
    • Compatible with free speech agenda
  • Links to Community Media
    • Accessible & low-cost
    • Need for education & training
    • Enable broad communication
    • Ideal for niche, local or fringe communities
    • Compatible with free speech agenda
    • Dependent on telecommunications infrastructure
  • Links to Community Media
    • Accessible & low-cost
    • Need for education & training
    • Enable broad communication
    • Ideal for niche, local or fringe communities
    • Compatible with free speech agenda
    • Dependent on telecommunications infrastructure
    • User is Producer
  • Disconnects
    • Most of the disconnects have to do with the nature of the technology rather than organizational processes of Community Media
  • Disconnects
    • Time-based / analogue processes
  • Disconnects
    • Time-based / analogue processes
    • Structured / programmed
  • Disconnects
    • Time-based / analogue processes
    • Structured / programmed
    • Environment of scarcity
  • Disconnects
    • Time-based / analogue processes
    • Structured / programmed
    • Environment of scarcity
    • System of gatekeepers
  • Disconnects
    • Time-based / analogue processes
    • Structured / programmed
    • Environment of scarcity
    • System of gatekeepers
    • Many-to-many not one-to-many
  • Challenges for Community Media
  • Challenges for Community Media
    • Need for web 2.0 skills & online community expertise
  • Challenges for Community Media
    • Need for web 2.0 skills & online community expertise
    • Building it is not enough
  • Challenges for Community Media
    • Need for web 2.0 skills & online community expertise
    • Building it is not enough
    • Need to think like host or facilitator, not like a producer or gatekeeper
  • Challenges for Community Media
    • Need for web 2.0 skills & online community expertise
    • Building it is not enough
    • Need to think like host or facilitator, not like a producer or gatekeeper
    • Bandwidth is critical
  • Challenges for Community Media
    • Need for web 2.0 skills & online community expertise
    • Building it is not enough
    • Need to think like host or facilitator, not like a producer or gatekeeper
    • Bandwidth is critical
    • Not as many computers as TV - important to address the digital divide in our communities
  • Challenges for Community Media
    • Need for web 2.0 skills & online community expertise
    • Building it is not enough
    • Need to think like host or facilitator, not like a producer or gatekeeper
    • Bandwidth is critical
    • Not as many computers as TV - important to address the digital divide in our communities
    • Resistance to learning new technologies
  • Opportunities for Community Media
  • Opportunities for Community Media
    • Build on educator / knowledge broker role
  • Opportunities for Community Media
    • Build on educator / knowledge broker role
    • Guide to community content / audience broker
  • Opportunities for Community Media
    • Build on educator / knowledge broker role
    • Guide to community content / audience broker
    • Convenor / catalyst / advocate
  • Opportunities for Community Media
    • Build on educator / knowledge broker role
    • Guide to community content / audience broker
    • Convenor / catalyst / advocate
    • Cultural facilitator / preservationist
  • Opportunities for Community Media
    • Build on educator / knowledge broker role
    • Guide to community content / audience broker
    • Convenor / catalyst / advocate
    • Cultural facilitator / preservationist
    • Community communication (not just media)
  • Become An Open Source Organization
    • Ellie Renni an Austrialian scholar promotes the idea of community media organizations in the age of convergence become “ open source organizations ”
    • Reference:
    • Community Media in Prosumer Era
    • http://www.cbonline.org.au/3cmedia/3c_issue3/BarryERennie.pdf
  • Become An Open Source Organization
    • Ellie Renni, an Australian scholar, promotes the idea of community media organizations in the age of convergence become “ open source organizations ” drawing from the open source software movement.
    • Reference:
    • Community Media in Prosumer Era
    • http://www.cbonline.org.au/3cmedia/3c_issue3/BarryERennie.pdf
  • Become An Open Source Organization
    • Open platforms and processes
    • Governance is open, inclusive and transparent
    • Take / make / share – innovations disseminate rapidly
    • Commonwealth – no one owns / all own
    Open source organizations include many and create a shared cultural space through:
  • Strategies for Community Media
    • Promotional Website
  • Strategies for Community Media
    • Promotional Website
    • Content Distribution
  • Strategies for Community Media
    • Promotional Website
    • Content Distribution
    • Group Collaboration
  • Strategies for Community Media
    • Promotional Website
    • Content Distribution
    • Group Collaboration
    • Community Building
  • Some Examples
    • Cambridge Community Television http://cctvcambridge.org
    • Denver Open Media http://www.denveropenmedia.org/
    • 100 Second Film Festival http://100seconds.org/
    • SYN: Student Youth Network http:// syn.org.au /
    • National Youth Media Exchange Network http://www.nymapexchange.net/
  • Questions / Discussion
  • My Contact Info
    • Felicia M. Sullivan
    • [email_address]
    • http://www.feliciasullivan.net