Journal of Alternative and Community Media is calling for papers for its special issue “Sustaining Community Media: Challenges and Strategies”.
“This special issue will provide an opportunity to reflect on questions of resilience and endurance as they arise in alternative, radical, oppositional, and community-grounded media, and to explore the various interdependent factors that can impact the ongoing stability and health of community media projects. Concurrently, the association of the term with questions of ecology prompts a reflective and ethical concern that extends beyond the immediate or parochial, and we expect papers that will, in a holistic fashion, explore the role and operation of the sector in the context of broader socio-political concerns”, the call states.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Capital and recurrent funding; building revenue streams
- Regulatory challenges and solutions
- Governance and organisation
- Cooperation and health of the sector
- Localism and defining community
- Maintaining and refreshing relationships with communities
- Pragmatism versus idealism
Abstract deadline 15 November 2017.
See the full call from the ECREA mailing list archive.