Grassroots Media

San Francisco blogger freed after 30 days in jail, case still looms

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How far does reporters' right to protect sources extend? Are bloggers journalists, for the purposes of these and other legal protections?

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Wisconsin college yanks student LPFM off the air

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Without warning, college administrators pull WNRB off the air. (Multiple articles below)

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On Katrina’s anniversary, compare corporate v. indy media coverage

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It’s been a year since Katrina. What have we learned about the priorities of independent versus corporate media?

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Freeform radio: freaking the frequencies

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A Reasonable Plan for Freeform Programming

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A dirty war for control of the media in Oaxaca

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Responding to Government Attack on Occupied Channel 9, Social Movement Seizes Control of Ten Commercial Radio Stations

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American Apparel issues ultimatum to Clamor Magazine

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The fall 06 issue of Clamor Magazine features a 10-page special section exploring the contradictions between clothing giant American Apparel's progressive self-representation on one hand, and their exploitative labor practices, degrading ads and history of sexual harassment charges on the other. The company, not surprisingly, isn't happy about it.

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PCUN tests low-power, multilingual radio station set for Woodburn

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New farmworker LPFM in Woodburn, OR will include music, discussion and organizing. Si se puede!

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Oaxaca’s state TV station under popular control

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Women March to the Zocalo Against Governor and Take Over Channel 9 Studios

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Geov Parrish leaves the Seattle Weekly

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The leading alt-media commentator is only the latest to depart.

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