Friday, October 21, 2005

Independent Media

I study the importance of Indymedia on the local global and political world as well as the growth processes of specific indymedia groups. Independent media is crucial to getting a different perspective of what is going on in the world into public discourse. During my case study on Boston Indymedia ( I found that what I would have expected was not reality. If you peruse the website you will notice that there is alot of information and activities on it. The group (Boston IMC) appears to be a good number of people and well organized. In fact, the website is run by one man who also organizes the other 5 or 6 people who work with Boston IMC. No one is paid and therefore their paying jobs often conflict with their indymedia objectives.
Because of technology and the use of technology, Boston IMC, although it has gone through a huge decline of membership and participation, has been able to maintain its status as a reliable source of producing independent media. Instead of a big group of people putting out paper newsletters, it is on man behind his Apple G-4.


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