mediageek 2007-07-27: The History and Future of American Journalism

An encore edition: Victor Pickard is the guest to discuss the history of American journalism. He questions the received wisdom that the current commercial news system was inevitable, and talks about why and how we can reform journalism.

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mediageek 2007-07-20: Fruits of the NAB’s Labor on Satellite Radio

The nation’s two satellite radio providers want to merge and the National Association of Broadcasters aren’t happy about it. The NAB is trying obfuscate technical details about the merger, but also filing FOIA requests that may bear some fruit for those of us watching from the sidelines. DIYmedia.net’s John Anderson joins to talk about what all this might mean for the average radio listener.

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mediageek 2007-07-06: Surviving as an Independent Broadband ISP

Volo Wireless Internet provides a unique broadband service to the Champaign-Urbana, IL area, without using phone or cable lines, in competition with some of the biggest telecom companies in the country. Volo’s Peter Folk tells us more about the service, and what it’s like to be an independent ISP competing with the likes of AT&T.

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mediageek 2007-06-29: Webcasters & Record Labels Make Their Case to Congress

Webcasters and recording artists and labels made their respective cases on webcasting royalties to the House Subcommittee on Small Business. We listen to excerpts of the testimony. Then we hear about an interesting new zine project and indepdendent publishing house.

Incidentally, I’m always interested to hear about independent media projects of all types, happening anywhere. If you know of anything that deserves some coverage (even your own project), please send me an email to paul(at)mediageek.net.

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