COMMUNITY MEDIA IN THE DIGITAL AGE: RELIC OR RENEWAL

Date: 
October 29, 2015
Author: 
Community Media Policy Working Group & Dr. Michael Lithgow

The Community Media Convergence is supported by a Connections grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The conference is planned as the culmination of research among community media practitioners, interested academics and stakeholders, to generate a policy proposal to support community media in the digital environment.

The applicants for this grant and the Steering Committee overseeing this work include:

Academics:
Kirsten Kozolanka (Principal Investigator), School of Journalism and Communications, Carleton University
Dr. Dwayne Winseck, School of Journalism and Communications, Carleton University
Dr. Florian Sauvageau, Professor Emeritus, University of Laval
Dr. Robert Hackett, School of Communications, Simon Fraser University

Non-Academics/Community Media Practitioners:
Clifford Lincoln, Author "Our Cultural Sovereignty: The Second Century of Canadian Broadcasting"
Catherine Edwards, the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS)
John Harris Stevenson, Co-Founder, the Community Radio Fund of Canada
David Murphy, Hand Eye Society
Darryl Richardson, The Media Co-op

The day to day work of the Community Media Policy Working Group is drawing on contributions from many individuals at different points in the process, including researchers familiar with alternative and community media and practitioners drawn from the community TV, radio, online and gaming sectors.

The report linked below is a first draft analysis of Community Media Policy Survey results, collected online in August and September of 2015.
(La version française est disponible ici).