Becoming The Media: A Critical History Of Clamor Magazine

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PM Press, Apr 1, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 44 pages
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Clamor Magazine was a movement publication that existed between 2000 and 2006, covering radical politics, culture, and activism. Clamor published 38 issues and featured over 1,000 different writers and artists. The mission statement was:Clamor is a quarterly print magazine and online community of radical thought, art, and action. An iconoclast among its peers, Clamor is an unabashed celebration of self-determination, creativity, and shit-stirring. Clamor publishes content of, by, for, and with marginalized communities. From the kitchen table to shop floor, the barrio to the playground, the barbershop to the student center, it's old school meets new school in a battle for a better tomorrow. Clamor is a do-it-yourself guide to everyday revolution.This analysis is presented as a case study on how movement projects and organizations deal with vital but rarely discussed issues such as management, sustainability, ownership, structure, finance, decision making, power, diversity, and vision.
 

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Contents

Why Independent Media?
7
What We Were Trying to Do
8
Successes
10
Integrating Politics Culture
12
DecisionMaking Structures
13
Diversifying Income
16
Innovation Through Adversity
17
Being a Good Community Member
19
Marketing to Advertisers and Subscribers
26
Models for Distribution
27
Issues of Power Diversity and Representation
30
Volunteers vs Paid Staff
34
Managing Personal Relationships in the Workplace
35
Why We Decided to Close
38
The Future
40
Acknowledgements
42

American Apparel
20
Challenges
22
Finding Money for Starting and Continuing Projects
24
Biography
44
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Jen Angel has been a writer and media activist for over 15 years. Jen's publishing history includes Clamor, publishing the Zine Yearbook, and editing MaximumRockNRoll. She is a founding board member of Allied Media Projects, a non-profit independent media advocacy organization and a contributing editor to Yes! Magazine. Since leaving Clamor, she has worked as a producer for KPFA Radio, and a publicist and tour manager through the cooperative booking agency, Aid & Abet. She blogs on media and activism at jenangel.wordpress.com.

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