The Alternative Media Handbook

The Alternative Media Handbook

by Kate Coyer, Tony Dowmunt, Alan Fountain
     
 
'Alternative media' are media produced by the socially, culturally and politically excluded: they are always independently run and often community-focused, ranging from pirate radio to activist publications, from digital video experiments to radical work on the Web. The Alternative Media Handbook explores the many and diverse media forms that these nonmainstream media

Overview

'Alternative media' are media produced by the socially, culturally and politically excluded: they are always independently run and often community-focused, ranging from pirate radio to activist publications, from digital video experiments to radical work on the Web. The Alternative Media Handbook explores the many and diverse media forms that these nonmainstream media take.

About the Author:
Kate Coyer is an independent radio producer, media activist and post-doctoral research fellow with the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and Central European University in Budapest

About the Author:
Tony Dowmunt is now course tutor on the MA in Screen Documentary at Goldsmiths, University of London

About the Author:
Alan Fountain is currently Chief Executive of European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE), a professional development programme for film and television producers

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From the Publisher
'The Alternative Media Handbook does an excellent job of setting out the potential of using alternative media approaches in a developmental context...If you're looking for a comprehensive and 'hands on' guide to the practice of alternative media, this book is an excellent place to start'- Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415359665
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/19/2008
Series:
Media Practice Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Kate Coyer is an independent radio producer and media activist. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow with the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania and Central European University in Budapest where she works on community media.
Tony Dowmunt has been involved in alternative video and television production since 1975 and is now course tutor on the MA in Screen Documentary at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Alan Fountain is currently Chief Executive of European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE), a professional development programme for film and television producers. He was the first Commissioning Editor for Independent Film and TV at Channel Four, 1981-94.

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