Archive | April, 2002

Since I haven’t been able

Since I haven’t been able to get a good recording of the entire mediageek radio show for the last two weeks, here’s the news headlines as read on the program: headlines for 4-12-02 headlines for 4-19-02 I’ll have the features from the last two shows up for on-line listening this weekend.

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Dow Jones reports that the

Dow Jones reports that the FCC is appealing an appeals court ruling that the TV nationwide ownership cap is unconsitutional. The FCC argues that it has the right to limit how much of the national audience a single company’s TV stations may reach. The parent companies of three major networks — FOX’s News Corp., NBC’s […]

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Can the Mainstream Press Understand Indymedia?

Can the Mainstream Press Understand Indymedia? The Washington Post has a surprisingly fair and mostly accurate article on the Independent Media Center movement, with a focus on coverage of protests of the World Bank & IMF in Washington DC this weekend. Nonetheless, a certain amount of the author’s professional journalism bias comes through, as in […]

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Free.The.Media is having a live

Free.The.Media is having a live webcast tonight, called “Victory over Violence… Palestine, Israel, and Beyond. Free.The.Media is “a member supported autonomous network and cultural think tank whose purpose is to reclaim public space on the net and preserve free speech, privacy and access for all.” Looks interesting — I’ll try to remember to tune in.

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This Austin-Statesman article details some

This Austin-Statesman article details some more problems at community station KOOP, one stemming from a broken elevator in their building that the landlord doesn’t want to fix. KOOP is a pretty young station that seems to have been mired in difficulty, infighting and other problems since the start. This 1999 Texas Observer article lays out […]

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