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Media and Community Building by Mind Map: Media and Community
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Media and Community Building

Community Media Studies

There were six important scholars who studied marginality surrounding community media.

John Downing, Alternative, community and radical media

Clemencia Rodriguez, Reframed alternative and community media as "Citizens" media.

Chris Atton, Classifies fanzines as subcultural

Nick Jankowski

Peter Lewis

Nick Couldry, Alternative media is a weapon of the weak.

UNESCO Examined international communications issues. Specifically the inequality of information between the first and third worlds.

These discussions brought a New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO).

Democratized media

Alternative and radical media

Course Objectives

The Civil Society Debate

Civil society is the relations of conscious associations, self-organization and organized communication.

Robert Putnam argues that America's moral and social values have declined and that Americans have been pulled apart from each other and the community.

Putnam views Media as a destructive of community

deliberation in civil society

Freedom of association



Theorist Jean Cohen argues that associations create good social capital and increases political responsibility.

Community Media in the Civil Society Context

Political process

Civil, Public service broadcasting, BNN



Connect government with communities, Alternative development

Free speech


Public and Private partnerships

Government and State

Active roles

Political apathy

Social and economic policies

Ecological preservation


Peer/Colleague Feedback




Affinity and identification


Management and institutions



Structures and institutionsd that determine how the media is managed.