This past May at the ICA annual conference in San Francisco Seeta Peña Gangadhara, Benjamin De Cleen and Nico Carpentier organized a series of fantastic panels on participatory journalism practices and products. The panel talks are now collected in an ebook, Alternatives on media content, journalism, and regulation. You can download the whole book here or go to the <a href="http://
http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~ncarpent/grass/grassindex.html”>book’s website to download individual chapters.
The panels and the book do an amazing job of drawing on the expertise of both academics and media practitioners; assessing various alternative media projects so we can know what works and what doesn’t; and breaking down the barriors between various types of activist media.