Back to Basics: Running a Community Media Café 101

There is no right or wrong way to organising and running a Comunity Media Café as it often accommodates itself to the needs of its participants. Before I provide you with an insightful guide, solely based on personal experience, I think a definition of community media cafés is in order. Community media cafés empower community […]

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Back to Basics: Running a Community Media Café 101

There is no right or wrong way to organising and running a Comunity Media Café as it often accommodates itself to the needs of its participants. Before I provide you with an insightful guide, solely based on personal experience, I think a definition of community media cafés is in order. Community media cafés empower community […]

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Community Media Cafés – A short summary

Six weeks have past and it is time to conclude the social phenomenon that community media cafés represent. I can’t address this type of social gathering as a format, because of its fluidity and lack of a specific set of rules at its core. Since the Community Media Cafés are a relatively new introduction to […]

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Community Media Café #6 – Saving planet Earth one drop at a time

When it comes to influencing or even changing people’s behaviour, foreign ideas are often met with a sense of disbelief and repercussion. Even if the idea is great and the motives are pure, people often lack the communication skills to present it in an acceptable manner. How, then, can we convey an idea, that would […]

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Community Media Café #5 – The art of storytelling with Amazon’s best-selling author Martin Treanor

Long before the Internet’s existence or the proliferation of the written speech, knowledge was shared through stories. Every so often, the same stories we’ve listened to as kids would contain a grain of truth – an essence distilled through years of experience. Even though they don’t have the same visual capabilities of the digital screen, […]

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Community Media Café #4 – Around the world in 65 minutes

People love travelling – well, some of us at least. There is something special when you share your experience traversing the world with a fellow human being. And there are indeed a lot of ways one could travel. No, I’m not talking about the conventional means of transportation like trains or plains, or even the […]

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Community Media Café #3 – The Extreme Side of Social Media

This will get rather personal – not for me, but for us. I will refrain myself from writing about what you can read in full length elsewhere about social media and its benefits to the casual media consumer. I will, however, share a story. A story about a man who is considered to be one […]

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Community Media Café #2 – Media, Culture, and Society

It is beyond fascinating how the meaning-making process can vary from person to person – a phenomenon addressed by Stuard Hall’s Encoding / Decoding model. Not always the message and its encoded meaning can be decoded by the audience member as intended. Potentially, this can have negative consequences for one’s business or reputation. Given the […]

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DIY-DMU Social Platforms Development Session

Yesterday I organised and ran a training session with colleagues in the Media, Design and Production subject group, in the Leicester Media School. The aim of the session was to introduce and familiarise colleagues with the social media platforms that we have available, and that I’ve been developing over the last few years. At DMU […]

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