Twitter: An Alternative Media Tool

 Twitter is a micro-blogging platfrom where people, world-wide, are communicating and broadcasting news. News is sent out as 140 character”tweets”. In my opinion, I believe that Twitter is the ultimate alternative media tool. During the Egyptian revolution, Twitter was leading the forefront when it came to broadcasting news, communication and organizing rallies and protests. Twitter is the most  more »

Alternative Media & the Politics of Resistance

In this article, written by Mojca Pajnik and John D. H. Downing, the authors put forth the argument that while the Internet has given birth to relaitvely new communication models often used in alternative media (one-to-many, some-to-many, some-to-some) by pundits and anti-consumerists, the yearning to go against mainstream and mass media is an age old one. Drawing  more »

ADBusters: Alternative Media Projects

   ADBusters is a prominent anti-consumerist and anti-capitalist organization founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in Vancouver, British Colombia. ADBusters is leading the fight for change in the modern age of information through the transformation of advertisements, culture-jamming and alternative media projects. ADBusters have implemented a string of successful Alternative Media Projects which include Digital Detox Week,  more »

Ten qualities of alternative media

After reading our first few weeks’ batch of articles for our class we can locate some characteristics or qualities that most alternative media share. The list below is not meant to be exhaustive nor conclusive – alternative media is a slippery term that is difficult to pin down. And while I believe that in order for  more »