Community Media: International Perspectives
by Linda K. Fuller

Book Description

Drawing on both theoretical and practical case studies, Community Media moves from developing attempts at local media to case studies and on to cyber-examples. Alphabetically, its more than two dozen cases include reports on the Asian Pacific region, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latin America, Lebanon, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as a number of other perspectives and (virtual) visions. The contributors, all distinguished international communications scholars, present a range of perspectives on the ever-burgeoning area of grassroots, local media by the people, for the people, their research representing participant observation, hands-on community involvement, serving on international boards of directors, content analysis, and ethical inquiries. It will appeal to a range of academic disciplines, community media groups, and the thousands of people who work in their local cable television centers to provide an alternative voice to mainstream media.

About the Author

Linda K. Fuller is Professor in the Communications Department of Worcester (MA) State College . She is the author/ (co)editor of more than 20 books and over 250 professional publications and conference reports, including The Cosby Show: Audiences, Impact, Implications (1992); Community Television in the U.S.: A Sourcebook on Public, Educational, and Governmental Access (1994); Media-Mediated Relationships (1996); Dictionary of Quotations in Communications (1997); Women and AIDS: Negotiating Safer Practices, Care, and Representation (1998); Media-Mediated AIDS (2003), National Days/National Ways (2004), and Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations (Palgrave, 2005). The recipient of Fulbright awards to Singapore (1996) and Senegal (2002), Fuller’s next books deals with the topics of media violence, African Women and HIV/AIDS, and sportscasting. She has been appointed a Visiting Senior Fellow at Northeastern University since 2003, affiliated with the Institute for Critical Gender and Ethnic Studies Research.