The Park Center for Independent Media, launched in 2008, is a national center for the study of media outlets that create and distribute content outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations. Throughout history, technological and social upheaval have given rise to independent media voices. Today, independent media are growing amid crisis and conglomeration in mainstream journalism, and the rise of the Internet and new forms of media production and distribution.
The Center's mission is to engage media producers and students in conversation about career paths in independent media, and financially viable ways to disseminate news and information. The center examines the impact of independent media institutions on journalism, democracy, and a participatory culture. Jeff Cohen is the founding director of PCIM. In spring 2010 Maura Stephens joined PCIM as associate director. Brandy Hawley is our administrative assistant. We invite you to "Like" and follow us on Facebook.
Exciting Visitors Coming in September!
PCIM is pleased to announce that we'll be visited by two luminaries of indy media in September. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us:
Norman Solomon: "War and Whistleblowers: Challenging the Propaganda"
Thursday, September 10, 6:30 p.m., Center for Natural Sciences 115
Jim Hightower (Progressive Populist Commentator)
Thursday, September 24, 7:00 p.m., Emerson Suites
More details to come soon.
Naomi Klein's and David Sirota's Izzy Award Speeches Airing on Free Speech TV
The seventh annual Izzy Awards, with speeches by winners Naomi Klein and David Sirota, began airing July 25 in rotation on Free Speech TV, which features such shows as Democracy Now!, The Thom Hartmann Show, and Gay USA. It's carried on Dish TV (channel 9415), DirecTV (348) and Roku, and can be is accessed full-time at freespeech.org and on FilmOn.com (News Channels category), viewable on many mobile devices.. Find local public access affiliates listing here.