Tuesday, April 1, 2008
As noted in this article, changes are happening to what is now considered "old" media, the more traditional ways of getting news, such as TV news and print newspapers. The LA Times and other papers have made dramatic cuts as well.
With the growth of the internet, the availability of video clips, podcasts and TV on demand, people view news differently and on their own schedule, putting a "fixed" live TV format in jeopardy.
The good news? It opens the field for less traditional coverage and may open a market for those seeking to "start up" news services in more innovative ways. And that is good news for all of us in the end who are seeking fresh approaches to issues and new points of view.
To learn more about media reform and other related issues, click here.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
From the press release and Blog[with]tv:
On March 31, 2008 a one-hour, weekly Internet Talk Radio Program entitled A Different Perspective will premier on Webtalkradio.
A Different Perspective will be hosted by Howard Renensland, CEO of [with]tv: "a television channel of, by, and for people with disabilities...and everyone else" and PWdBC, a 501 c 3 dedicated to training people with a disability for careers in film and television.
To quote Mr. Renensland, “My experience of the past 23 years raising and advocating for my daughter with disabilities has convinced me that the single most debilitating factor limiting people with disabilities is not their disability, but rather their image as portrayed in mainstream media and the factors that contribute to that stereotypical image. [with]tv will alter this situation by fully employing people with disabilities in a mainstream media company where they, people with disabilities, will control the medium and the message.”
A Different Perspective will present an entertaining discussion of current issues from the perspective of people with disabilities. Howard will, with the assistance of guests and [with]tv volunteer reporters from the disability community, provide this perspective intended for all listeners – not just those with a disability. The ongoing progress of [with]tv, PWdBC, and the work of the volunteers turning this vision into a reality will be discussed as well
Inquiries regarding advertising and corporate sponsorship are welcome. A volunteer staff is seeking audio commercial placement along with advertising and corporate sponsors for A Different Perspective, [with]tv, and PWdBC.More information can be found over at Blog[with]tv.