Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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WGXC Community Radio

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:36:00
WGXC: HANDS-ON RADIO is the new community radio station for Greene and Columbia counties, NY. WGXC transmits 3,300 watts at 78,000 potential listeners in the two counties, and southern Albany County, on 90.7-FM. WGXC is a community-run media project, re-envisioning radio as an innovative platform for local participation with special exhibitions and events, media training for our community's youth and adults, a news blog, and a local calendar of events. Tune in or turn out with WGXC.

This is the first radio station of its kind in our area created by people who live in this community, for this community. WGXC will be an on-air arena where different and conflicting points of view can come together to share perspectives. A local “trading post” for for historic, crea... [Extend]

The Sanctuary for Independent Media

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:18:07
The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.

Prison Legal News

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:38:57

Paper Tiger Television

by urban -- 15/8/2012 04:49:52
Paper Tiger Television (PTTV) is an open, non-profit, volunteer video collective. Through the production and distribution of our public access series, media literacy/video production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy PTTV works to challenge and expose the corporate control of mainstream media. PTTV believes that increasing public awareness of the negative influence of mass media and involving people in the process of making media is mandatory for our long-term goal of information equity.

by urban -- 15/8/2012 04:09:30
This site is a partnership of Community Media Workshop and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. We aim to deepen coverage of social issues during the Chicago NATO summit by providing resources to journalists covering the event.

We expect 2,500 journalists to come to Chicago to cover the NATO summit, a massive investment of shrinking media budgets worldwide. While the G8 summit has moved to Camp David, limited access to that site may mean that G8 media and diplomatic corps work from Chicago instead. These journalists will be highly constrained by security and logistics, which when combined with the nonstop pace of events, has risks for coverage. Our solution is to connect visiting and local media directly to sources in Chicago, via briefing papers which will help... [Extend]

Applied Research Center

The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism. ARC is built on rigorous research and creative use of new technology. Our goal is to popularize the need for racial justice and prepare people to fight for it. By telling the stories of everyday people, ARC is a voice for unity and fairness in the structures that affect our lives.

ARC is a national, nonprofit organization with offices in New York, Oakland and Chicago. It has a multiracial team of experts available on a broad range of issues including politics, immigration reform, the economy and jobs.

Allied Media Projects

Allied Media Projects cultivate media strategies to promote social justice. AMP grew out of the annual Allied Media Conference, which began in 1999 as a celebration of independent publishing and do-it-yourself culture. The AMC has expanded to a large and diverse gathering, offering hands-on trainings in a wide-range of media practices, from breakdancing to video-blogging to building radio transmitters and wireless mesh networks. The AMC fosters strategies for how these practices can support and inspire grassroots organizing for social justice. The AMC has become a one-of-a-kind convergence point for the most visionary and effective media-based organizers from across the U.S. and beyond, who come to Detroit every year to teach and to learn.

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