Category Community Reporter

Climate and Food

This is a podcast with Jim Baird from Vancouver. Jim speaks about food production in a climate breakdown scenario. He grows much of his own food and explains that people in Vancouver invest in shares with local organic farms, which… Continue Reading →

The Carbon Barcode

The following is a podcast with the serial entrepreneur Alberto Saavedra from Los Angeles, California. It took place on 24 February 2020. Alberto has been involved in a number of startups. He refers to himself as a serial entrepreneur in… Continue Reading →

Setting the Scene

The following is the first of a four part journal about organising a Community Media Expo at De Montfort University. The Expo will take place at the university’s Mill Studios, where three rooms and a lecture theatre are available. There… Continue Reading →

Reflections

In this short reflexive video I am looking at the Social Media module at De Montfort University, Communication Arts (BA Hons), as a whole, what has been learned so far, what and if new media techniques have been discovered, what… Continue Reading →

The Plastic Tap

Increasingly we hear the slogan, #TurnOffThePlasticTap. However, little is known as to what this actually means and where this proverbial plastic tap is to be found. I therefore went on a journey to find this not so mythical tap that… Continue Reading →

Contested Spaces

Steven Lawrence Research Centre Leicester is a diverse city with a long history of civic engagements, much of it with international dimensions such as the worldwide climate protests inspired by Greta Thunberg or the Clock Tower vigils with Penny Walker… Continue Reading →

Wyoming Community Media

The Wyoming Community Media Project (WCM) has an established website[1] as well as a Facebook[2], YouTube[3] and Twitter[4] presence. The project was established in 1963 and provides community-based media. WCM is also linked to the Boulder[5] (BCM) and Nebraska Community… Continue Reading →

Hinckley Community Media

Hinckley has two radio stations which could be classed as community media, Fosse 107 and Castle Mead Radio. Fosse Radio serves the Hinckley, Nuneaton and Loughborough areas. They have an events diary with events scheduled such as the Earl Shilton… Continue Reading →

The John Lewis Café

Our 6th and last visit to the Community Media Café series was the John Lewis Café at the Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester. The Café is situated on the third floor of the John Lewis shopping complex. John Coster, our… Continue Reading →

The Prana Café

The Prana Café is a new Vegan and Whole Food Café on Horsefair Street in Leicester. It is located centrally, right next to the Town Hall Square with its fountain and a small park. The Café is run by Sukh… Continue Reading →

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