Free access to clips from the WGBH Media Library and archives which includes TV and radio programmes many with transcripts. Listen to Nixon campaigning in 1968 The organisation is a public service broadcaster and it includes key PBS broadcasts. Special collections include the 1983 history of the Vietnam war, plus highlights from the Educational Radio […]
An interesting new report from the Media Reform Coalition states that 3 companies own 71% of the market. It includes coverage of ownership and control of local newspapers, radio, TV and national print and online services.
Can radio help improve health in developing countries? A useful case study from BBC media action which examines a radio soap opera by public health officials to encourage good practices amongst mothers in Somalia. The case study includes details of some storylines and impact studies. Some other examples of radio shows and health promotion include: […]
March of the modern makers: An industrial strategy for the creative industries An interesting report from the Institute for Public Policy Studies. The 70-page document considers the current state of the creative industries. These are defined as nine broad sub-sectors: advertising and marketing; architecture; crafts; design (including fashion); film, TV, video, radio and photography; IT, […]
PRX have launched Radiotopia: http://www.radiotopia.fm/ a new podcast network with support from the Knight Foundation. It aims to be a quality network of digital radio podcasts and shows covering a range of topics. The aim is to encourage broader networks of programming than that offered by traditional radio stations. At the launch key programmes included: 99% Invisible which explores design […]
Lantern : Media History A free, open access search platform for media history research. Directors include academics Eric Hoyt, Carl Hagenmaier, and Wendy Hagenmaier. A great resource for those interested in film, radio and early TV history. Includes fan accounts and the history of Hollywood and: Business Screen (1938-1973); Educational Screen (1922-1962); The Film Daily (1918-1948); […]
Twitter transparency report Latest update on official requests for information and take down from governments to Twitter. For monitoring of internet by governments try the Herdict site from Berkman Institute. It has crowd sourced, examples of blockages and possible censorship. For a different kind of tweet, Radio 4 tweet of the day – listen to […]
Held on 13th February. Find general statements and news on the website: http://www.worldradioday.org/ It sought to raise awareness about the power of radio as a tool for education, culture and development. Frontline SMS radio was involved in events. It also has a useful blog discussing the potential uses of SMS by radio stations to interact […]
Audio files and transcripts of over 240 lectures from 1948 onwards. These lectures are funded by the BBC and aim to advance public understanding of contemporary issues. In the most recent one Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, explores what freedom means. Other classic texts include Robert Oppenheimer on Science and the Common Understanding, […]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/docarchive The BBC World Service archive of radio podcasts provides access to documentaries. A wide range of social and economic matters are covered. Recent topics include wiki leaks and IMF. Some items are interned to be stored for an indefinite period.
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