From September 2005 to June 2006 a team of thirteen scholars at the The University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication explored how new and maturing networking technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with content, media sources, other individuals and groups, and the world that surrounds us.

This site documents the process and the results.

about alternative media

Alternative media produces news, information, and discussion aimed at expanding and/or challenging mainstream media-generated debate. Some typical characteristics (as identified by John Downing in his book Radical Media) include: they are independently owned and managed; they articulate viewpoints that are in some sense dissonant from those of the wider media; and they foster vertical relations among producers/users/audiences.

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