Morning. I wanted to thank @jdaviescoates again for taking part in last week’s Decentered Media Podcast, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to bring the threads of progressive ideas together in a community media context.
I’m always looking for other people to chat with on the podcast, so if anyone has any recommendations, or wishes to take part themselves, please do let me know.
I’ve been frustrated with the lack of progressive outlook in both community media and the media studies academic community for some time, and wonder if sometimes the whole approach has become too narrow and specialist, designed to suit the needs of academics seeking promotion based on the number of pointless journal articles they produce, and the needs of people who are disempowered and ignored by a media system that is weighted against participation and open access.
Of course, it’s always great to be reminded that there are people out there who are doing good things, I just need to focus on them and help to share their positive activism. Any suggestions of media groups and people who are doing interesting things that cut across the progressive approach?