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Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Des Freedman, Jonathan Obar, Cheryl Martens, and Robert W. McChesney (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This collection brings together strategies for advancing media reform objectives, prepared by 33 scholars and activists working in and/or studying in more than 25 countries, including: Canada, Mexico ... More


Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism

Christina Dunbar-Hester

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028127
eISBN:
9780262320498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028127.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The United States ushered in a new era of small-scale broadcasting in 2000 when it began issuing low-power FM (LPFM) licenses for noncommercial radio stations around the country. Over the next ... More


Media Reform: An Overview

Des Freedman and Jonathan A. Obar

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Media reform is a great and formidable challenge. Across international contexts, reformers are inspired by what the late C. Edwin Baker referred to as the democratic distribution principle for ... More


Media Policy Literacy: A Foundation for Media Reform

Becky Lentz

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

To enact a campaign aimed at changing the “shape” of the media often requires engaging in myriad forms of communicative work, which in turn demands knowledge of policymaking processes, the regulatory ... More


Donald Wildmon, the American Family Association, and the Theology of Media Activism

Ted Ownby

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123639
eISBN:
9780813134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the theology behind the media activism of Donald Wildmon, founder of the American Family Association (AFA). It aims to explain how Wildmon understand religion and its ... More


Out of the Closets, Out of the Shadows, and Into the Streets:: Pathways to Participation in DREAM Activist Networks

Sasha Costanza-Chock

in Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!: Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028202
eISBN:
9780262322805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028202.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter follows the diverse paths people take as they become politicized, connect to others, and make their way into social movement worlds. The chapter explores the case of DREAMers: ... More


Organizing for Media Reform in Canada: Media Democracy Day, OpenMedia, and Reimagine CBC

Kathleen Cross and David Skinner

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0013
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter examines three contemporary media reform initiatives in Anglophone Canada—an annual community event (Media Democracy Day), a campaign organization (OpenMedia.ca), and a specific ... More


Waves of Struggle: The History and Future of American Media Reform

Victor Pickard

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0017
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The 1940s was a contentious decade for U.S. media policy. Activists, policymakers, and media industries grappled over defining the normative foundations that governed major communication and ... More


Introduction: 1970

Bonnie J. Dow

in Watching Women's Liberation, 1970: Feminism's Pivotal Year on the Network News

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038563
eISBN:
9780252096488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038563.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on the national television news narratives about the second wave of feminism that proliferated in 1970, a ... More


Ninety Percent Community, 10 Percent Radio

Sanjay Jolly

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0015
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

For the first decade of the 2000s, the Prometheus Radio Project led the fight in the United States for the Local Community Radio Act, a federal law. With its passage in 2011, local community ... More


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