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978-0-7425-3924-2 • Hardback • July 2006 • $131.00 • (£101.00)
978-0-7425-3925-9 • Paperback • July 2006 • $46.00 • (£35.00)
978-0-7425-7446-5 • eBook • July 2006 • $43.50 • (£33.00)
Ellie Rennie is a Research Fellow in the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 1 Community
Chapter 3 2 Access and Free Speech
Chapter 4 3 Quality and the Public Interest
Chapter 5 4 Diversity
Chapter 6 5 Development
Chapter 7 6 Access Reconfigured
Chapter 8 7 Self-Representation
Chapter 9 Useful websites
Chapter 10 Bibliography
This highly readable book on community media provides a welcome fusion of theory and practice. Illustrations of grassroots initiatives from around the world are blended together in a manner highlighting the diversity and commonality of community media. Rennie's study will be of value for a wide range of readers?students, scholars, station volunteers, and social activists?concerned with the meaning and possibilities of this form of mediated communication....
— Nicholas W. Jankowski
A highly scholarly book drawing upon worldwide examples of digital broadcasting, community broadcasting (both legitamate and priated), the interplay between comunity and network society, and much more. Community Media is a lynchpin to better understanding improved societal communications in the twenty-first century, and is a welcome addition to college library sociology shelves and media studies refereance texts....
Community Media offers an excellent back-story for contemporary debates around media access, participation and empowerment.....
— Susan Luckman
Ellie Rennie has collected more data about community media in different parts of the world than all other community media scholars combined; and without doubt Community Media: A Global Introduction reflects this. The organization of the book aroundthe two axes of geography and theory make this an excellent volume to introduce readers to community media scholarship and practice from a truly global perspective....
— Clemencia Rodriguez