Wally Bowen of the Mountain Area Info Network


After a career in newspaper journalism and college public relations, Wally Bowen in the 1980s became an early pioneer in the field of media-literacy education. In the 1990s, he founded what has become Mountain Area Information Network, in Asheville, N.C., a non-profit online news service, low-power FM station and Internet Service Provider. In this one-hour interview with the Media Giraffe Project's Bill Densmore, Bowen explains the unique operation and why he's motivated to continue with it.