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Alternative media: a case for development.

Atton, Chris (2003) Alternative media: a case for development. Scottish Left Review (14). pp. 10-11.

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What place do alternative media have in Scotland? The need for alternative media has emerged as an urgent one in these times of media consolidation and neoliberalism. ‘Alternative media’ is a resolutely relative term, one which can include the media of pressure groups and advocacy groups; the grassroots campaigning journalism of new social movements; ethnic and gender minority group media; the ‘working class press’ of Marxist-Leninism; anarchist publications. Neither should it ignore the increasing use of video, audio and Internet practices for such interventions. This diversity makes consistent, historic and long-term challenges difficult, particularly in a small country like Scotland, where political fragmentation and geographic isolation can be acute.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alternative media; Scotland; grassroots journalism; anarchy;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
Library of Congress Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Item ID: 3645
Depositing User: Professor Chris Atton
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 11:18
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2010 11:18
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3645

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