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Mapping User-Generated Media Part II: Location, Location, Location

Here's the latest in a series of media maps we're featuring in the run up to the June 17 conference, Beyond Broadcast: Mapping Public Media:

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UGC uses Hollywood archetypes to support Obama

This election season has seen a surge of commentary from the User Generated Content community, and Obama supporters have taken to comparing him to Hollywood hero archetypes. Below are some great examples of pieces that rely on the principles of Fair Use for their commentary in the political sphere.Read more...

Crowdsourcing censorship

Annalee Newitz--tech reporter and editor of a hot new sci-fi blog io9--has an interesting column up on AlterNet titled User-Generated Censorship. She writes:Read more...

Whose Identity Is It, Anyway?: National Film Board as Public Media

What difference does it make to have government funding for public media? Look at Canada, where the National Film Board (NFB) for more than 60 years has produced films that engage publics on national and cultural issues. The NFB shone at the HotDocs documentary film festival, which every April in Toronto showcases the latest Canadian work, as well as international production.Read more...