The All-Seeing Public Eye, Part 1: Why Isn’t Mainstream Media Enough? (video no longer available)

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[Sorry the video and links are no longer available, Derek deleted his blog and youtube channel.]

by Derek Wallace
http://organicreform.blogspot.com

July 29, 2008

The main reason I stopped off back home in Los Angeles was to do a workshop on grassroots journalism at the 2008 L.A. Social Forum. I filmed it, edited it, chopped it up into its six separate parts and tossed it up on Youtube. Keep in mind this isn’t supposed to be some 3-minute viral piece to float around. It’s a longer, more in-depth examination of how camcorders, mobile phones and the internet allow US to be the media now. Ideally, it’s meant to show high school teachers and college professors what they’d be in store for if I came to do the workshop for their students (free of charge, of course).

So if you are in school, or are a member of the faculty, or know anyone who is, please pass it along to them! And if you have the time, feel free to take a look yourself and give some feedback.

Parts 2-6 on Derek’s blog: The All-Seeing Public Eye

The All-Seeing Public Eye, Part 1: Why Isn’t Mainstream Media Enough?

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Workshop on grassroots journalism by Derek Wallace. Part 1 deals with why mainstream media is not, and never will be, enough. Topics covered include media consolidation & monopolies, corporate sponsorship, video news releases, fear-based tactics, sensationalism, lack of context for local viewers and political/religious biases.

3 responses to “The All-Seeing Public Eye, Part 1: Why Isn’t Mainstream Media Enough? (video no longer available)

  1. And thank you, Derek for making the videos. Keep up the great work you are doing.

  2. Thanks, Lo! I’ll keep you updated on my progress as far as doing the workshops at campuses around the country goes (as well as getting video cameras in the hands of the next generation of journalists).

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