Tag: open media project

by Tony Shawcross

At the Alliance for Community Media Conference in Tuscon, Ariz., I participated on a panel called “New Paradigms in Fundraising.” Despite the name of the panel, my focus was more on “financial sustainability” than on fundraising, per se. I’ve outlined a variety of fundraising approaches emerging in non-commercial media in previous posts. But to me, […] more »

by Tony Shawcross

Last week, the Open Media Foundation and the Internet Archive announced a significant development in the Open Media Project, the open-source effort designed to enable more community participation and control over community media organizations. The Internet Archive Drupal Module, which was the final deliverable in OMF’s 2008 Knight News Challenge grant, was improved to provide […] more »

by Tony Shawcross

Deproduction, a Denver-based nonprofit media and technology organization and Knight News Challenge winner, has reorganized as the Open Media Foundation. The nonprofit media and technology organization was founded in 2003, offering media and technology training and services to nonprofits and individuals in the Denver area. In recent years, the organization spawned Denver Open Media, the […] more »

by Tony Shawcross

Times of great change represent an opportunity to shift power, and the power shift many of us are working towards here is the democratization of the media. We seek to establish truly effective alternatives to the commercial media system, alternatives that are not relegated to obscurity. To build an effective alternative, we must begin by […] more »