Citizen journalism and cable community-access: What's the fit?

Thousands of public-access, government and educational television services in cities and towns around the United States telecast on cable systems. Typically the receive the majority of their funding via the franchise contracts municipalities negotiate with cable companies like Time Warner, Comcast, Cablevision and the like. How are these "PEG Access" operations adapting the the new broadband environment, where video is increasingly viewed and created by consumers on Internet devices, including mobile phones and tablets? At the Alliance for Community Media conference in Pittsburgh, some 25 participants in a pre-event seminar considered this question on July 7, 2010. Much of their dicussion was streamed live. Watch the live stream of today's pre-conference Citizen Journalism gathering at the Alliance for Community Media conference in Pittsburgh.

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