People-Powered Media [un]Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 8
10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Ruiz Branch Library
1600 Grove Blvd., Austin

The People-Powered Media [un]Workshop is an "unconference" style event created to explore how community media can be used as a tool for information, organization, and action. In an "unconference" format the attendees generate the agenda, the sessions and the discussion. If you are a journalist, artist, technologist, community advocate, creator or just a citizen then the People-Powered Media [un]Workshop will have something for you.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so register today: http://media-unworkshop.eventbrite.com/

(Walk-in registration will be available at the event on a space available basis.)

For event news and updates visit: http://www.texascommunitymedia.org/unworkshop

Gary Chapman Keynote to Air Thursday Nov 13

LBJ School's Gary Chapman delivered a keynote presentation at the People-Powered Media [un]Workshop on Nov. 8. He spoke about the Obama administration's transition team and focused specifically on the technology and science agenda. He also discussed a new term "i-government" and efforts at greater transparency in government at all levels.

His talk will air on iconmedia's Austin News Real program this evening, Nov. 13, at 6:00 PM on Austin cable channel 10 (channelAustin).

If you miss the show (or don't have cable), it will be posted later at
www.iconmedia.org

iconmedia is a project of Pam Thompson (host of Austin News Real) and Stefan Wray (in the control room).

Austin News Real
Austin Cable Ch. 10
channelAustin
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008

Texas Community Media Summit Dr. Sharon Stover Part 3

Video: 

Dr. Sharon Stover, Professor at the Radio, TV, Film Dept at UT Austin, gives the keynote speech at the Texas Community Media Summit on the current state of the community media landscape in Texas and nationally. Part 3.

Texas Community Media Summit Dr. Sharon Stover Part 2

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Dr. Sharon Stover, Professor at the Radio, TV, Film Dept at UT Austin, gives the keynote speech at the Texas Community Media Summit on the current state of the community media landscape in Texas and nationally. Part 2.

Texas Community Media Summit Dr. Sharon Stover

Video: 

Dr. Sharon Stover, Professor at the Radio, TV, Film Dept at UT Austin, gives the keynote speech at the Texas Community Media Summit on the current state of the community media landscape in Texas and nationally. Part 1.

Michael Verdi on Videoblogging Part 2

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Michael Verdi speaks at the 2008 Texas Community Media Summit in Austin TX about his work in the videoblog world. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV. Part 2.

Michael Verdi on Videoblogging Part 1

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Michael Verdi speaks during lunch on his work in the world of videoblogging. He talks about his work creating freevlog.org and in projects to raise funds for independent video producers.

KLRU drops the ball on Frontline program, Bush's War

Our local PBS station, KLRU, chose to air the Frontline two-part program, Bush's War, at 11:00 pm on both nights this March (the program will air tonight, March 24th, and Tuesday, March 25th).

On the five-year anniversary of this brutal war, burying the program in a late-night timeslot is extremely disappointing. If you find this action problematic, I encourage you to email the station manager at bill@klru.org.

I appreciate the programming KLRU provides, especially Frontline documentaries, but this was a poor decision by station management.

How Do We Add Value, Part 9

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Session discussion at the Texas Community Media Summit held in Austin TX, March 1, 2008. The group discusses how community media makers add value to the local community compared with the mainstream media and how we can make a difference. Part 9

How Do We Add Value, Part 8

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Session discussion at the Texas Community Media Summit held in Austin TX, March 1, 2008. The group discusses how community media makers add value to the local community compared with the mainstream media and how we can make a difference. Part 8.