Community Media and a Stronger Sense of Community

There are two articles about community and community media that are worth reading from today’s Guardian. The first is a brief account by Anna Bawden of the role of community media in the UK, and the potential for a not-for-profit focus on the new Small Scale DAB proposals. “Lucinda Guy, chair of the Community Media […]

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Anti-social Behaviour in Community Media

Anti-social behaviour gets covered  lot more in community media in comparison to mainstream media outlets. This is likely due to the information and stories written and posted about being more relevant at the level. The screenshot below is taken from … Continue reading

What Is Community Media?

‘Community’ To understand what community media is we first need to know the separate parts, ‘community’ and ‘media’. The dictionary definition of community is: 1. a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share  government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. 2. a locality inhabited by such a group. 3. a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics  or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the  larger society within which it exists(usually preceded by the): the business  community; the community of scholars. 4. a group of associated nations sharing common interests or a common heritage:  the community of Western Europe. However a community cannot be simply … Continue reading

Antisocial behaviour in mainstream media

Anti-social behaviour is generally not covered in mainstream media with news websites like BBC and the Guardian only covering the major stories. These are the types of stories that will get the most views and are the most ‘interesting’ to … Continue reading

Community Reporting – Could you do it?

So this week we made a start on being local journalists and community reporting, we each had to create a story to run with and venture out to survey all of you lovely people! Now walking up to strangers hoping … Continue reading