Somerville, Mass. – Some Somerville residents pay attention to local news, but others think it’s too sensationalist. These were among the opinions Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN) heard during a series of interviews conducted in Union and Davis Square recently.
BOSTON/Dorchester – The vacant two family house on Norwell Street in Dorchester stands as a reminder that the foreclosure crisis continues to haunt Boston. But starting on Saturday morning and continuing throughout the weekend, the house will be filled with the sounds of activists and media makers as Jamaica Plain based advocacy organization, City Life/Vida Urbana, occupies the property and commences a pirate radio broadcast of the proceedings.
Cambridge, Mass. - Launched on Friday October 4, 2013, "Local Edition" is a collaboration between WMBR Radio at MIT and Open Media Boston.
BOSTON/Financial District - J.P. Morgan Chase in Boston was picketed Wednesday to call on the company’s Chairperson, Jamie Dimon, to pledge not to sell its share of the Tribune newspaper company to the Koch brothers. The iconic building at one international place saw about 40 protesters picket outside the entrance to the building as part of a coordinated effort in cities across the US.
Transcript of the Tate Williams interview with Boston Phoenix Editor Carly Carioli for Open Media Boston. Transcribed by Tate Williams.
Carly Carioli: It’s been a roller coaster. Yesterday was pretty rough but I think we’re all incredibly proud of the work that we were able to do, in my case for the past 20 years, but even for people who had been here a much shorter time.
We all felt that we were really going out at the top of our game.
Tate Williams: It seemed very shocking to a lot of people. Why was the closing so sudden?
After all, while it had been a staple publication for the city for decades, there was general awareness that it was struggling in a world where classified ads are all online, and “alternative media” has fractured and bled into every corner of the Internet.
Cambridge, MA - In preparation for a huge national gathering of media reform activists on April 8-10 in Boston, local activists gathered last week to discuss opportunities for organizing a reform network focused on Metro Boston.
About 50 people gathered at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge on March 22 to hear Nolan Bowie, Senior Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a panel of representatives of the local host committee for the National Conference for Media Reform.