April 25, 2002
20 Ames Street
Emerging digital technologies have created new global audiences
for local and alternative media. This Forum will offer a status
report on the current condition and future prospects of alternative
media, with special emphasis on non-commercial radio. How are
independent media creators adapting to new technologies and
to changes in the way consumers use media? What special challenges
face independent media as commercial monopolies increase in
size and influence and as governments and corporations try to
impose restrictions on reporters and programmers?
David Goodman is managing editor of the Boston Community
Reporters Project and has worked as a reporter and producer
in public and non-commercial media for 20 years, including 16
years as a reporter for the Pacifica Network. His other assignments
have included work for the BBC, NPR and the National Radio Project.
is chair of the history department at Bentley College and a
specialist in labor history and the history of technology. He
has been a radio producer and journalist for the Pacifica Network
and for non-commercial stations in New York, Connecticut and
Massachusets. He and David Goodman are co-producers of "RADIO
with a VIEW," which has been broadcast by WMBR, Cambridge,
(to be posted)
audio recording of the
Alternative Media forum is now available.
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