Wednesday, 19 November 2008

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2500

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1. Google unveils RSS feed translator feature
From: George Lessard

2. Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association named nation's best
From: George Lessard

3. Two publications on Community Radio in Ireland
From: Salvatore Scifo

1. Google unveils RSS feed translator feature
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:45 pm ((PST))

A new Google feature brings truth to the phrase "World Wide Web" by
allowing users to access news and information in languages that they do
not speak.

Google Reader has leveraged Google Translate technology to automatically
convert any RSS feed to a user's preferred language.

To use the new offering, subscribe to any feed. Once subscribed, select
'Translate into my language' from 'Feed settings...' and the feed will be
automatically translated to the best of Google's ability, based on a
user's default language preference.

To learn more go to

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2. Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association named nation's best
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:45 am ((PST))

CAAMA named nation's best community radio
ABC Online - Australia
The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) won the Tony
Staley Award for broadcasting excellence at the Community Broadcasters
Association ...

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3. Two publications on Community Radio in Ireland
Posted by: "Salvatore Scifo" salvatorescifo
Date: Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:47 am ((PST))

---Apologies for cross-posting ---

Dear All,
members of the list might be interested in two recent books about
Community Radio in Ireland.



Rosemary Day (2008)
Community Radio in Ireland: Participation and Multi-flows of Communication.
Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press

This academic text investigates the fundamental tenets of community
radio as a movement through the examination of the experience of six
contemporary Irish community radio stations.
The issues explored focus on the concept of community and how it is constructed through
communication, on an interrogation of the role and meaning of
participation by people in a mass medium and on the creation of the
multi-flows of communication that are facilitated by this participation.
The research spans a ten year period covering licensed community
broadcasting in Ireland from its infancy to adulthood but the lessons
learned are generally applicable. The theoretical frameworks introduced
will be of interest to academics in the fields of communication theory,
radio research, new media research, community development and sociology.


Rosemary Day (Editor) (2007)
Bicycle Highway: Celebrating Community Radio in Ireland.
Dublin: The Liffey Press

This edited book provides an illustrated road map to the vibrant
community radio movement in Ireland today. Written by people from all
over Ireland who are actively involved in making community radio happen,
the authors include volunteers, managers and regulators from the
community radio sector.
Organised in three sections, the book ranges from history, philosophy
and reflections on best practice to the personal reminiscences of those
who were actively involved in establishing radio stations in their own
local communities.
Section One charts the development of community radio in Ireland from
its early days in the pirate era to the present.
Section Two looks at the aims, issues and main concerns of community
radio in Ireland today. Each chapter explores an area of major
importance for community radio activists through the example of
individual stations. These issues include the empowerment of
marginalised people, adult education, the participation of women and the
Irish language.
Section Three is a delightful freewheel down memory lane, as the people
who make community radio reminisce about the joys and difficulties of
running a radio station where the people who listen can also have their say.


Salvatore Scifo
connecting community media research>teaching>policy>practice in Europe

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