CLOSED: Media In Your Community


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  1. 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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    • Berkeley, California

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

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      • Encinitas, California

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

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        • Evanston, IL

          We have one newspaper, one student radio station (no news worth speaking of) and one cable tv station. The real problem here is the complete lack of news about the state of ILlinois -- legislative, executive and judicial. The Chicago Tribune is worthless and the Sun Times is struggling. Neither really covers state news. Help!

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          • BEAUFORT, SC

            REQUEST THE LICENSE FOR FM 100.1 BE RENEWED. 100.1 PLAY GOSPEL MUSIC FOR SC & GA. SC IS POPULATED BY THOUSANDS OF SENIORS WHO RELY OF GOSPEL MUSIC TO MAKE IT FROM DAY TO DAY. JOY 100.1 IS THE ONLY GOSPEL MUSIC STATION IN BEAUFORT, SC. THANK YOU.

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            • San Francisco, CA

              We need to get the Rush Limbaugh show off the air, or at least into "Safe Harbor". Clear Channel is filing the Rush Limbaugh show with local ads where the advertisers don't even know what his content is.
              After insulting Sandra Fluke he called Alexandra Petri from the Washington Post a bitch. He called the women from the National Organization for Womens NAGS or as he said National Associtation of Gals.

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              • Ann Arbor, MI

                The Ann Arbor News is gone now, bought up by a mega-corp, who can't manage the in-depth coverage or even relatively simple things like tracking & delivering subscriptions. If the former news reporters who lost their jobs were to start an internet news subscription service, where we'd get a free daily e-mail of their table of contents and could subscribe to download & read a few articles each week, I'd prefer that to the paper subscription from the AA news usurpers.

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                • Reston, VA

                  We need a local radio station!! This could provide timely and informative news and programs specific to our community of 60,000. With live announcers and newscasts, this could add much needed vitality and interaction, and a sense of community to our community.

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                  • Northampton, Mass. Northamptonmedia.com is taking local journalism to a new level. Informed democray

                    Great serious reporting and citizen journalism helping the community undestand and solve problems/

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                    • Broadcast News and Community Needs

                      As a student from a small liberal arts college, I am presented with the opportunity to view several news stations. These stations choose to spend more time or weigh certain segments more heavily than others. However, news in general should focus more on the community and cater to the surrounding areas. From local news to our national news the audience still remains the public of the American citizen. It would be nice if news were delivered in such a manner as to highlight people across the nation whom have contributed to “something” great. Whether the contribution be on a smaller…

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                      • dunnellon, florida

                        ATT landlines - scams

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                        • Radio Station Ownership

                          Each radio station should be locally and independently owned by a governing board reflecting the diversity of the community. Non-commercial stations should be given priority.

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                          • Bellingham, Washington

                            The media in my city, my state, and in this country, has deteriorated to such an extent that I no longer watch or listen to any of it -- with the exception of NPR and occasionally PBS (although the defunding of PBS, and its increasing reliance on corporate sponsorship, has resulted in its deterioration).

                            My primary source of news, outside of NPR, is now foreign, including the CBC, BBC, Al Jazeera, and other online sources.

                            Democracy relies on a vibrant public sphere, and the media play an essential role. American democracy is becoming increasingly dysfunctional as a result of our…

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                            • The news no longer covers election issues because they make more $$ from political advertising

                              If the news outlets covered elections as they should, there would be no need for candidates to advertise. If candidates had no need to advertise, they wouldn't need to sell us out to the wealthy special interests. We might actually get some public servants rather than the corporate shills we now have.

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                              • Fort Collins, CO is the only city along the Front Range without access to classical music.

                                KCFR in Denver took over the frequency that KVOD used to use to broadcast classical music beyond the Denver Metro area all the way north to Fort Collins. KCFR duplicates the NPR programming that we already were receiving from KUNC in Greeley, so its use of KVOD's frequency is not beneficial. The Fort Collins area needs a frequency that can be used for a repeater from KVOD or another classical music station such as KCME.

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                                • Montpelier, VT: Small town with a healthy ecology of mainstream and independent media outlets,gaps

                                  Montpelier, the capitol of Vermont enjoys a local newspaper, The Time-Argus, as well as circulation of papers from nearby markets like Burlington, including The Burlington Free Press and "independent" circulars like Seven Days. The town also benefits from local community papers like the The Bridge. A few local affiliates of the major television networks, for example WCAX a CBS affiliate, have a presence in the market as well. All of these 'channels' - print and broadcast - maintain a conventional internet presence. On the internet, services like the Onion River Exchange provide local match-making for goods and services that serve…

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                                  • Louisville, NE - Hyper Relevancy - Community Charters

                                    Village or City generated revocable charters of authenticity, allow for the acquisition/distribution of information by the Community itself. Use of the CRAMES model insures a sustainable system. Reference www.NCWP.org

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                                      • Highland Park, IL

                                        Broadcast media lacking. Print media mediocre

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                                        • Metairie, La

                                          I don't have much to say but needless to say.....Cox communications is the only provider we have in majority of South Louisiana and we have no other providers to choose from so Cox is raping us and hitting us all over the head with their ridiculous charges and of course they don't have to offer competitive prices because they have no COMPETITION. Again, if the FCC would step in regulate this monopoly, I think Cox would definitely be a more economical and cost effective service provider and realize that they do have competition because in other major metropolitan areas, there…

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