Deepmedia blog, and our new website!

Welcome (back) to Deepmedia, Reclaim the Media's projects weblog. This entry marks the re-birth of this blog after a technology-induced hiatus of several months including fall 2005 and winter 2006. Now, Jan 2006, we're relaunching the Deepmedia blog as part of an overall site redesign, soon to be completed, with some exciting new features, including easier navigation and multiple blogs. Old familiar features--our daily media democracy newswire, events calendar, book reviews etc.--aren't going anywhere.

We had long outgrown our old site, which went online in spring 2002 in preparation for our founding conference that September. Our new site will serve us well as we continue working for just media systems, accountable media performance and the expansion of community-controlled media. Projects planned for 2006 include an ambitious media monitoring project in collaboration with the Backbone Campaign, more organizing activity with the Northwest Community Radio Network, a planned series of community media educational workshops to launch this fall, and much more. Stay tuned!

Many thanks to DigitalAid, who built our new site, and to our webhosts and tech support team Riseup. Also thanks to Eggplant Active Media, who built our original site.

We'll be adding new features in the coming months, including new RSS feeds, opportunities to take action and an expanded library of online resources for media democracy and media justice organizing. We'll also be using the website and this blog to feature some of our many collaborative relationships with other social justice-oriented grassroots media activist organizations across North America. Here's a shout out to some of our close allies:

Center for International Media Action
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center (San Antonio)
Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
Media Alliance (San Francisco)
Media Democracy Chicago
Media Tank (Philadelphia)
Prometheus Radio Project (Philadelphia)
Texas Media Empowerment Project (San Antonio)
Third World Majority (Oakland)
Youth Media Council (Oakland)

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey