Analyzing AOL/Time-Warner — Profits and “Success” Aren’t the Real Story The On-Line Journalism Review’s senior editor J.D. Lasica has written a fairly lengthy analysis of AOL/Time-Warner and its impact on journalism, especially for millions of people for whom the AOL start screen is their first welcome to the Internet every day. Lasica rightly points out […]
Archive | May, 2002
DIY Is Key To Enlivening the Forgotten and Missed Places Detroit’s Metro Times profiles — with only a tiny bit of condescension — a new Detroit anarchist bookstore / infoshop called Idle Kids (via NewPages weblog — check out their ‘Zine Rack). This is the type of project I like to hear about, especially coming […]
Working Assets Radio’s Laura Flanders — previously of FAIR — details the threats to small independent publishers in her most recent column. Market power = extortion power; nothing less, nothing more.
In my referrer logs I found reclaimthemedia.org, which is the home of the Cascadia Media Alliance. The site’s an organizing point for the Community Media Conference in Seattle, Sept 9-14. It looks like the site is just getting off the ground, but there are already some good articles that I’ll have to read.
Explaining the Stakes of Media Consolidation & Deregulation Neil Hickey, editor at large of the Columbia Journalism Review, does a little question-and-answer style overview of the issues involved in media ownership regulation. For the most part he makes things clear and honestly confronts reality, such as in these answers: Q: If this subject is so […]