Thursday, June 2, 2005

More on Media

Old media is under threat everywhere. Unfortunately, they’ll be the last ones who see that it’s not the medium that their audience is fleeing; it’s their content – honestly – it is.

We don’t have one, but we respect the power of satellite radio, and so too does the New York State Broadcasters Association who fears that their lowest common denominator, right wing, over-produced and over-hyped commercial junk radio is under threat from companies that are offering listeners a choice in what they hear and an opportunity to listen to content that hasn’t been stifled by right wing corporate censorship.

The Saratogian is clearly afraid – rather than provide quality content online, they’re simply trying to force us to drive into town to buy their crappy paper – good luck.

So… some really cool media sites:

Hudson Mohawk Indy Media (Local Indy Media Site)
A Fairly Young Contrarian (Local Blog)
Newsbreakers (Local Media Criticism)
WikiNews (Collaborative News Writing on the Wiki Model)
MediaChannel.org (Media Reform)
Media Access Project (Public Access Advocacy)

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John Warren

John Warren has been exploring the woods and waters of the Adirondacks for almost 50 years. After a career as a print journalist and documentary television producer he founded Adirondack Almanack in 2005 and co-founded the geolocation services company Adirondack Atlas in 2015.

John remains active in traditional media. His Adirondack Outdoors Conditions Report can be heard Friday mornings across the region on the stations of North Country Public Radio and on 93.3 / 102.1 The Mix. Since 2008, John has been a media specialist on the staff of the New York State Writers Institute.

John is also a professional researcher and historian with a M.A. in Public History. He edits The New York History Blog and is the author of two books of regional history. As a Grant Consultant for the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, he has reviewed hundreds of historic roadside marker grant applications from around New York State for historical accuracy.


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