CMA website awakens from deep, restful sleep

Posted by Mitchell - February 12, 2008 (entry 591)

So, yes, the CMA website has been in hiberation for pretty much all of January. But evidently so has the FCC. Even though the agency rammed through a controversial media ownership rule provision right before Christmas, without even bothering to fill in all the details, it didn't even bother to actually release the until last week.

I don't know about you, but it sounds to me like the FCC was trying to ram through a decision in order to appease some deadline for the sale of some media company, and throw precedent and widespread opposition to the wind. But that's obviously some kooky conspiracy theory, so never mind.

Actually, I take that back. The FCC hasn't been in complete cryonic freeze. It has been busy launching the biggest spectrum auction in years -- which is probably rigged -- which has the potential to markedly improve the media and telecommunications environment, but which we'll look back on years from now as a missed opportunity.

But CMA hasn't been in stasis -- just the website. For example, CMA has been collaborating with promotional efforts for an innovative presentation of the classic Sophocles play "Oedipus The King". What's more, there are promising efforts underway involving both media justice and collaborative media creation projects. It looks to be a promising year for media organizing in Chicago -- and a way to unite a lot of folks and efforts.

Plus lookie here, it's another short film about the involving our media singalong:

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