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Greetings of the solstice, I’ve put together a summary of some of what I’ve been working on this year*. If you’re interested to read through it but not right now, please bookmark or otherwise do something as a reminder. Also please consider sharing this with peoples you know, if you think there’s something here that […]

Innovative financial models along with public policy support are key by Greg Macdougall OTTAWA—If independent and alternative media are important to the success of social movements, then finding ways to fund that media is something that needs to be taken seriously. This is a subject of vital discussion, and there are people in Canada and […]

I’ve produced this 2-page special edition of the ‘rabble rouser’ with a collection of key articles, photos and graphics for the Occupy movement. It’s for use as an outreach tool you can print, make copies, and distribute in the ‘real world’ to people who might not be tuned in online to all the Occupy social […]

Notes taken from a discussion on independent media as part of the ‘open space’ part of the open university summer program at Concordia University, Montreal, on June 19, 2008. Independent Media discussion June 19 as part of the Open Space activity Open University summer program Institute of Management and Community Development, Concordia University http://instdev.concordia.ca notes […]

Challenging Corporate Media by Greg Macdougall Feb 2, 2008 – published at linchpin.ca and in the Linchpin newspaper Independent media has a rich, long history. Linchpin is following in and updating a tradition known for dissent, diversity, and the creation, cultivation and communication of new and challenging ideas. While there may be longstanding problems with […]

The following ideas were presented by Bob Hackett, Carly Stasko , and Paul D. Boin at the Uncensoring Media Morphosis conference at Carleton University in 2004.   We have two main challenges in building independent media: .. how to make them sustaining (organizationally, economically) .. how not to be coopted or marginalized We need to […]

BUILDING A LOCAL INDEPENDENT MEDIA NETWORK >> the following ideas were presented by myself (Greg Macdougall) as a session at the Un-censoring: MediaMorphosis conference (March 4-6, 2004 at Carleton University) Through personal experience working with Indymedia in Kitchener-Waterloo and provincially with IMC Ontario, I’ve found that we do not have or apply all the necessary […]

Healthy Roots was a community building conference in the fall of 2003 at the University of Guelph … offering an opportunity for dialogue and learning on community issues.  Specific topics covered: Anti-poverty organizing – Community Gardening – Media – The Native experience – Building Communities – Urban Sprawl. —- Notes by Greg Macdougall —-   […]