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El bit de la cuestión

El bit de la cuestiónPublished by the Latin American and Caribbean office of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-ALC) and the Latin American Association for Radio Education (ALER) El Bit de la Cuestión: La radio popular y comunitaria en la era digital looks at the implications of digital radio and new ICTs for community and popular radio in Latin America.

The report has 2 main sections, the first on digital radio broadcasting and the second on how new ICTs can be used to make community radio stations more open, accessible and participatory.

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Study sees digital radio progressing to 2015

A study cited on radio magazine’s website claims that “global radio prospects look strong going into 2015 — but those looking for a dominant platform to emerge will remain frustrated, as digital audio content continues to span a variety of delivery systems.”

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HD Radio’s “lacklustre” year

“HD radio, which has struggled to establish itself among emerging audio technologies, had another lackluster year.”

The first sentence of HD Radio chapter in “The State of the News Media“, an annual review prepared on the media in the USA by the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism says it all.

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OLPC + FM radio = lessons beamed to computers

OLPCMarko Ala-Fossi of the University of Tampere in Finland sent me interesting link to an article about a project of some students in New Zealand using FM radio to beam lessons to the XO computers used by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative. The article is from Peter Griffen’s blog. Griffen is a member of the selection committee for a “Microsoft Imagine Cup” which, in his words, “pits teams of university students against each other in a bid to find the top four most innovative and potentially world-changing projects”.

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Radio, Convergence and Development in Africa

Carleton University’s (Ottawa, Canada) Centre for Media and Transitional Societies (CMTS) has launched a call for concept notes outlining proposed research examining the impact of convergence between traditional radio and new information and communications technologies (ICTs) in sub-Saharan Africa.  Shortlisted concept notes will be invited to submit full applications for small seed grants of CAD$7,500 or larger grants of up to CAD$100,000.  Concept notes and research can be in English or French. Details at http://www.cmts-cmst.org/ Deadline for concept notes: 8 January 2010.

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