The Media Giraffe Project is developing a rich archive of
multimedia resources from our events and our interviews with "giraffe prospects." These resources are in use
by prospective citizen journalists and by media and journalism educators.
Most may be freely streamed or downloaded at no cost. If you would like a copy of one or more QuickTime
files on a computer-readible CD-ROM, we can make and send them for a $14.95 shipping and handling fee per
disk. For specific inquires, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
The resources are currently available at several places (we hope to
consolidate and improve this presentation in the future):
AUDIO/VIDEO -- Dozens of MGP "giraffe prospect"
profiles are accompanied by either audio or video resources. Some of the resources were produced by the project, and
others are merely links to publicly available multimedia resources we judge to be useful in understanding the
prospect's motivation or work. You can browse the audio resources at THIS LINK and the video resources at THIS LINK. Or you can free-text search on a particular profile by name or affiliation, and
see if the profile page indicates multimedia is available.
- THE NEW
PAMPHLETEERS -- The Media Giraffe Project has
produced an 80-minute narrative video: "The New Pamphleteers: Entrepreneurs, watchdogs and citizens in the digital
age." This is available on DVD. For program details and to puchase a DVD copy immediately online by credit card
for $9.95, go to THIS PAGE.
- Conference/event proceedings -- 2006 -- Extensive streaming video of many of the panels and presentations from the MGP2006 conference at
UMass Amherst June 29-July 2, 2006 ("Democracy & Independent: Sharing News & Politics in a Connected
World") are linked from THIS PAGE. If you have
QuickTime on your computer each file should launch a short time after clicking.
conference/event proceedings -- 2007 -- The opening
session of "the Journalism That Matters-The DC Sessions," event Aug. 7-8, 2007 The George Washington University,
organized by the Media Giraffe Project, may be streamed via Archive.org, or may be purchased for $14.95
immediately via credit card on the web as a fully edited DVD from THIS PAGE. In addition, many of the sessions at GWU
audiotaped and may be downloaded as MP3 podcasts or streamed online from THIS LOCATION.
- GIRAFFES AT
WORK -- Interviews -- The Media Giraffe Project
is developing an archive of interviews with "giraffe prospects" -- individuals making innovative use of media and
technology to foster participatory democracy and community. These typically-unedited interviews, running up to an hour,
are available for video streaming, and in some cases audio streaming and download, at the "mgpaudio" blog. Individual interviews may be
purchased as medium-resolution QuickTime files on CD-ROM for $9.50 shipped. Email a request to email@example.com.
- Giraffe news
and profiles -- Short-form -- Short form audio and
video interviews with "giraffe prospects" or coverage of other newsworthy events or products, are available for
streaming at the MGP resource blog indexed as multimedia content. GO HERE.
- Audio excerts:
VillageSoup.com and iBrattleboro -- Interviews
with the founders of two of the earliest and most-cited local-online community news websites -- VillageSoup.com in
Camden-Rockland, Maine . . . and iBrattleboro in Brattleboro, Vt. have been edited to topical video excerpts. They may
be downloaded as QuickTime from the links below.
If your computer has
RealPlayer, Apple QuickTime or WindowsMedia Player linked to your browser, clicking on the audio description hotline
below will launch the MP3 file. Or right click to download for later listening. Clicking on the ORGANIZATION name will
bring you to its "Giraffe prospect" database listing.
Organization: iBRATTLEBORO, Brattleboro, Vt. (USA)
QUICKTIME VIDEO OVERVIEW
· iBrattleboro: The change in the Vermont media market,
as of June 29, 2005 (Chris Grotke-1:45 minutes)
· How iBrattleboro's founders got started
(Chris Grotke-4:02 minutes)
· iBrattleboro: Serving as watching,
encouraging citizen participation
(Chris Grotke-5:11 minutes)
· iBrattleboro's inspiration: Old
(Chris Grotke_57 seconds)
· What motivated iBrattleboro's founders?
(Chris Grotke-1:00 minutes)
· Media consolidation prompted Lise LePage to start
with no advertising but a handout.
(Lise LePage-1:09 minutes)
Organization: VILLAGE SOUP, Camden, Maine
VIDEO OVERVIEW: Showing businesses a new
VIDEO: Why licensing
Village Soup is the endgame
chamber executive talks about Village Soup
· Why Village Soup must be licensed
VillageSoup founder-1:19 minutes)
· On the risk of starting a local news website and weekly
(Rich Anderson, VillageSoup founder-2:06 minutes)
· Weeklies may thrive in new media
(Derek Anderson, VillageSoup publisher-1:33 minutes)
· Village Soup is a first read for everyone
dealer Tammy Kolmosky-2:31 minutes)
· Soup enlivens civic discourse but also roughens
(Rockland Town Manager Tom Hall-4:13 minutes)
· Soup replaces radio for breaking news
chamber leader Bob Hastings-5:31 minutes)
· Soup is replicatable and survives
(Ex-publisher Rusty Brace-4.14 minutes)
· Why starting a daily would not work
Soup founder Rich Anderson-1:25 minutes)
· Why print advertisers joined up and vice versa
(Village Soup GM Derek Anderson-17 seconds)
· Passionate selling required for the
(Village Soup founder Rich Anderson-1:49 minutes)
· Why print advertisers join up
Soup GM Derek Anderson-1:24 minutes)
· Why starting with a website first was best
(Village Soup founder Rich Anderson-0:46 seconds)
· Using Soup from Wisconsin -- and hourly
(Rusty Brace, Rockland Chamber-1:01 minutes)
QUICKTIME VIDEO EXTRAS:
Ex-Publisher Rusty Brace on who uses Village
Auto dealer Tammy Kolmosky on how
she uses Village Soup
Other important sources of audio/visual material about the future of journalism
and participatory media include: