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 defined by a dictionary because community is different for everyone and everyone is part of […]

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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 the well known community media outlet, The Bristol Cable, and shows an article about the […]

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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 their readers. News about anti-social behaviour tends to only come up every week or so […]

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TECH1502 Community Media Reflexive Blogs

This week I’ve been watching vlogs made by the learners on TECH1502 Introduction to Community Media. I’ve really enjoyed listening to the thoughts and ideas about what has been learnt over the year, and how learners have gained a different perspective on what community media is and why it is different from mainstream and commercial […]

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West Mersea Erosion

Without my phone, I have not been able to procrastinate so easily and have been able to get on with all my work. One module I have been making the greatest strides in, is my Media Capture and Processing module … Continue reading

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City Christmas-Off

In one short week I experienced two very different Christmas experiences: At the top of the week, our Introduction to Community Media class travelled around Leicester, cameras at hand, to capture Christmas in this city. We began in the commercial … Continue reading

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