Technology Redefines Media

Technology has Redefined how we broadcast, technology has also redefined who broadcasts what to whom and when. You can shoot on miniDV tape using a digital camera of modest cost and find someone who will broadcast it for you. It no longer makes sense to continue the debate about PSB without altering the parameters. Ergo, … Continue reading “Technology Redefines Media”

Mainstream Media And Public Health

When I had set out on my career in TV, British television was an elitist world of three channels (C4 started in 1982) in some ways it still is elitist, but access has been revolutionised by technology, and technology has given rise to growth and opportunity in community media. I am appalled sometimes at the … Continue reading “Mainstream Media And Public Health”

Not Just PSB (Public Service Broadcasting) But Also PSM (Public Service Media).

– time to shift the debate I set up Community TV Trust [CTVT] in 1997 (it was incorporated in 1999, registered as a charity 2000) in order to pursue social and community aims and personal empowerment for people on a local basis. My career in broadcasting stood me in good stead as a facilitator and … Continue reading “Not Just PSB (Public Service Broadcasting) But Also PSM (Public Service Media).”

Community Radio and TV Funding

– Parliamentary Debate On Tuesday 24th April 2007 Parliament, via Westminster Hall, debated funding strategy and Parliamentary responsibility for community media. One of the first observations made was that community media builds the individual’s self esteem, as well as encouraging social engagement, political understanding, and the acquisition of basic IT skills. ‘Our Mission’ underlines our … Continue reading “Community Radio and TV Funding”