Creating Alternative Media: Examples from Urbana-Champaign

I’ll be participating in a little session during the lunch break at the Wednesday Media Consolidation conference along with some of my comrades in independent media from the ‘hood. It happens at 12:30 PM in the Krannert Center Lobby, between the session featuring Phil Donahue, John Nichols and Naomi Klein and the one featuring Len Hill, Dennis Swanson (Viacom), Paul Jay andRoberta Baskin (Center for Public Integrity).

John K. Wilson is the guy who put this session together. He was the primary motivator getting the Bloomington-Normal, IL independent newspaper, the Indy, off the ground. That paper is the product of a student group at Illinois State University, and John is spearheading an effort to do something similar at the University of Illinois called the Campus Journalism Project.

The rest of the details on this session are after the jump:

Representatives from local alternative media discuss, independent radio, community wireless, and progressive newspapers.

Wednesday, May 11
Krannert Lobby
A brownbag lunchtime workshop during the Illinois Initiative for Media Policy Research conference at the U of I

Free and open to all

Bill Taylor, Primary Communications Project
Sascha Meinrath, Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network
Mike Lehman, WRFU
Darrin Drda, public i
Sandra Ahten, WEFT
Paul Riismandel, (and WEFT)
John K. Wilson, Campus Journalism Project (new U of I student newspaper)

Learn more about these alternative media outlets and discover how you can get involved and become the media!

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