Community Media 2.0: The Challenge of Convergence

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Community Media 2.0: The Challenge of Convergence

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

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