CLOSED: Media In Your Community


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Tell us about your community and its media. Do you have a newspaper? Local TV news stations? Great websites? Anything else? What works well? What works poorly? How have things changed over time? What information do you wish you could get but can’t?

Please list the City and State you’re telling us about as the title of your idea.

  1. South San Francisco, CA

    My city of 60,000 has no local newspaper. As a result our citizens are uninformed about local issues with city government and schools.
    A couple of years ago I started a local Yahoo Group called SouthCityUSA.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southcityusa/

    There members can post about what's going on in our community and discuss issues.
    I created an ongoing Google Alert for "South San Francisco" and I post links to pertinent news stories that appear in the San Francisco Chronicle, or other nearby newspapers and television broadcasts that mention our city, as well as press releases and city government meetings and agendas.
    It's not…

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  2. Worcester MA- offers a range

    Diverse options, though not all are aware of them. We've got a big paper, taken over by the Times, that's always been a republican anti-union voice in a democratic town. (It took until grad school for me to hear the pros of labor unions) WoMag is a bit smaller, tries to be the independent, shares blog posts. Small papers are bubbling up - the working-class InCity Times, the immigrant community's Radiant. We've got web media as well - a thriving socialweb.net, an underground Wormtown.org that's been around long enough to be nearly mainstream, and offshoots from that as well. Local…

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  3. Lyon, France

    We need to hear more from the US media in France. We need more coverage! France media only talk about French politics which are really boring. We need an alliance between both countries. I have lived in DC for a few years and I really miss it. Time to do some good change over here.

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  4. Escondido, California

    We get decent coverage from the North County Times but could use more. There are many small magazines.

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  5. Birmingham, AL needs a LOCAL ABC Affilliate

    With advent of HDTV we have lost access to an ABC affilliate unless we are willing to subscribe to cable or satellite. How about licensing an ABC affilliate for the metro Birmingham area?

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  6. Pittsboro, NC

    Two small local papers. No local TV or radio. Researching low band FM/webcasting. Spectrum licensing costs too high; spectrum arbitrage auction broken; affordable Internet access big issue for many. Policy reform and open spectrum policies need revisiting. FCC 2002 ruling local loop unbundling and Net Neutrality badly needed in the land of the free (spEEch)

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  7. Brattleboro, Vermont

    Award-winning Brattleboro area news.

    Non-profit. No ads. Democratically run.

    www.ValleyPost.org

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  8. Tuscumbia, AL

    The Muscle Shoals area is and has been dominated by Comcast Cable for as long as I can remember. Costs are astronomical and only expected to climb, especially as municipal authorities seem to be in Big Communication's hip pocket.(Free cable goes a long way with these guys).

    This area needs additional cable and high-speed competition to break up the monopoly and control consumer costs.

    Thank you.

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  9. West Des Moines, IA

    Our community is served by a duopoly consisting of Mediacom and Qwest. Both are very expensive, and both have terrible customer service.

    Mediacom invests in the richer area of town, while the older parts of Des Moines are left to suffer slow speeds, and outages.

    We need price regulation, investments, and more choices!!!

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  10. Chicago

    We have too many corporate controlled radio music stations in Chicago and we have Progressive Talk Radio and WBEZ, that are somewhat responsive to the very progressive population living in Chicago but no real access to local community groups. We have a few LPFM stations scattered across the city that are a little more open to local grass roots organizations and a Can TV station but otherwise there is not much access to the media for grassroots community organizations. I would love a publicly controlled High Powered FM radio station in this town that had the access that the Can…

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  11. Costa Mesa, CA

    Local radio here is invariably the best.

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  12. Los Angeles, California

    TERRIBLE COVERAGE. More time spent on paris hilton than the haiti earthquake/

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  13. San Diego, CA

    KPBS does a good job of delivering local news, as does some of the smaller papers (La jolla light,...). The Union Tribune does a passable job , but the depth and perspectives on local affairs leaves something to be desired. Most of the community involvement sections asking for votes on an issue are inherently slanted if not frivolous.
    The TV news stations are a joke (with the exception of KPBS TV.... which usually spends more prime time on national news and arts and does not have a solid local news segment that I am aware of. That said their utilization…

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  14. Berkeley, Ca

    KPFA/KPFB is great; a supporter of local talent and important local and world issues. Clear Channel and other conglomerates still have a strangle hold on our radio waves. Internet radio is a great resource but the good stuff tends to not be Local. We need more Quality Live Music Venues that support local talent.

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  15. chestertown, md

    Broadband access. Grant funding for last mile service in this rural area smack dab in the middle of the Phila-Balto-DC metro corridor.

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  16. Berkeley, California

    Good coverage of local, and national news colored by our notorious combativeness on some issues.

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  17. las vegas, nevada

    Our news agencies in the Las Vegas/Henderson areas are bland and censored (especially the Review Journal newspaper. If they don't like your post, it is deleted or moved many pages back. George Knapp is the best investigative reporter... too bad he is kept away from the "real" news stories. I wouldn't give a burnt match for the rest of the "over-opinionated", so-called investigative reporters.

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  18. Buffalo, New York

    Has average coverage of politics, mostly "he said ... she said" stuff. Fluff.

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  19. Flint, Michigan

    The birthplace of General Motors, this city has declined with the fortunes of GM.

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  20. Encinitas, California

    Our Local newspaper does a great job of providing coverage to important local issues.

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