Grassroots Media

Small webcaster in rural Oregon compares rate hike to radio consolidation

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Rate increase threatens Internet radio: Crisis reaches far beyond small station in Sunset Beach, OR; Sen. Wyden works to save Webcasts

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Community television in Argentina: a window for liberation

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Ágora TV, a Window for Liberation

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Citing first amendment, activists will defy police threats over freeway bannering

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Backbone Campaign Activists Will Defy State Patrol & SPD Effort to Stifle Free Speech Over Freeways

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Independent magazines threatened by proposed postage hike

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Since the beginnings of the US Postal System, media postage has been subsidized, in recognition of the importance of journalism to democracy. Now, as media scholar Robert McChesney revealed this week, the Post Office is preparing to radically reformulate its mailing rates for magaines - dramatically increasing rates for small magazines. (Larger magazines will be less affected--not surprising, since the new rates were devised by the country's largest magazine publisher, Time Warner.) The rate hike, planned so far without public input, will threaten the existence of many small and mid-sized magazines.

We have a short window to keep from getting railroaded by this corporate-backed rate hike. Visit www.stoppostalratehikes.com to send the Postal Board a message, or read on for more information.

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How to start a radio station: KAVZ goes on the air

Josh Wolf: journalist or activist?

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Video blogger Josh Wolf is free from jail. For Wolf, it's the end of a record-setting prison term. But the debate over his role as a journalist continues.

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Jailed journalist Wolf to be freed

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