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Kevin Howley Ph.D.
Associate Professor
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN

http://www.mediagiraffe.org/artman/publish/article_412.shtml
khowley@depauw.edu
Dept. of Communication & Theater
Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media
709 S. Locust St.
Greencastle, IN 46135
Work: (765) 658-4491
Fax: (765) 658-4499


"Each of the case studies highlights the desire for substantive local journalism. What's distinctive about each of the cases, then, is the unique ways in which the communities leveraged available resources to make a viable organization--one that responded not to the logic of the marketplace, but to the felt need of local populations. The crux here, then, is for communities to evaluate not only their needs, but their strengths -- the human, technical and social capital, if you will, of each locality in order to create a viable organization."
Kevin Howley, in a MGP Q&A interview (URL below)

Summary:
Howley's 2005 book exhaustively profiles four local community media organizations

Kevin Howley is a local-media researcher at DePauw University.

See story by the Media Giraffe Project, Feb. 13, 2006:
http://www.mediagiraffe.org/artman/publish/article_412.shtml

BELOW FROM THE CAMPUS ACTIVISM WEBSITE (02-13-06):
"Kevin Howley (Ph. D., Indiana University, 1998) is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at DePauw University. Dr. Howley's research and teaching interests include media criticism and analysis, media history, political economy, cultural politics, and emerging technologies. His work has appeared in The Journal of Radio Studies, Scope, Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, Television and New Media, and Social Movement Studies. Dr. Howley's forthcoming book Community Media: People, Places, and Communication Technologies is being published by Cambridge University Press. A media producer and activist, Dr. Howley is on the faculty at DePauw University."

Link to buy ebook (or physical book), from Cambridge University Press.

Besides the four book profiles, Howley has also published in the journal Social Movement Studies an article entitled, Remaking Public Service Broadcasting: Lessons from Allston-Brighton Free Radio."

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2008 Howley article for Transformations, "Democracy Now! Decolonising US News Media":
"It is my contention that Democracy Now! is at the vanguard of an emerging independent media sector that is revitalising US news media at a decisive moment in American (journalism) history."