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Participatory Media Movement Has Deep Roots, by Mimi Pickering, Appalshop

A Presentation Prepared for Making Media Work for Social Change

Nairobi, Kenya – September 11, 2006

Sponsored by the Ford Foundation Office for Eastern Africa

Mimi Pickering/Appalshop, Whitesburg, KY USA


Rosetimes - Online Video Interviews in the Style of Charlie Rose Interviews

This past summer some friends and I came up with a way to conduct video interviews over the Internet with crystal clear audio. We use a camcorder at each site, recording audio locally, and then merge the video files afterwards.

For those who might be interested, an article about "rosetimes" was published earlier this week on the Newsforge web site.

I envision a day when grassroots interviews of community members drowns out the shoutfests on television. Read more...

Wikimania 2006

Wikimania 2006: The International Wikimedia Conference

Cambridge, MA

August 4-6, 2006

by Jessica Duda

Rosetimes -- online video interviews

The other day I started wondering whether it's possible to conduct video interviews over the Internet in the style of a Charlie Rose interview -- with crystal clear audio. It turns out there is a way of doing so by using a camcorder at each side of the interview -- recording video and audio locally. Read more...

Center fellow Martin Lucas at Alliance for Community Media conference

Center fellow Martin Lucas presented a new video, "Making the Music You Want to Hear", at the annual gathering of cable access programmers, the Alliance for Community Media, in Boston. Along with Washington DC-based community development specialist Jessica Venegas and Brooklyn Cable Access TV Director of Education and Community Partnerships, Carlos Pareja, Lucas showed the 17-minute film showcasing three stories of successful public engagement with community media centers. Read more...