Community Media and Networking and ICT

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ConferenceCanadian Communication Association Annual Conference 2006, June 1-3, 2006., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
AbstractCommunity organizations produce community media to publicize to the larger society the issues and events they believe are important. They network with each other to coordinate their activities and form coalitions for action on common themes. Within alternative media theory and new social movement theory, community media and community networking are the primary means by which community organizations and social movement organizations attempt to challenge dominant social codes, test new ideas, and conduct experiments on existing relations of power. During the past decade, researchers have posited that information and communication technologies (ICT) offer new possibilities for community organizations to further their work on behalf of marginalized groups. This paper analyzes how four community organizations in four different Canadian provinces produce community media and network with other community organizations, drawing on fieldwork data collected as part of the larger Community Intermediaries Research Project. The analysis focuses on: the processes and technologies used for community media and networking, the community media and networking activities and messages, and the social and organizational arrangements that exist and form around these processes, technologies, messages and activities.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Information Technology
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NRC number48743
NPARC number8913514
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