Type

Journal Article

Authors

Niamh Gaynor
Anne O'Brien

Subjects

Journalism & Mass Media

Topics
sociology adult education groups journalism people communication outcomes social change voice community radio training ireland mass media

Voice of the people? Objectives versus outcomes for community radio in Ireland (2012)

Abstract Research has neglected to address the question of whether practitioners and the community groups served by community radio see it as a conduit of community empowerment and social change. This article explores this question through in-depth analysis of four community radio stations in Ireland. The central finding is that while community stations subscribe to most of the ideals of community radio, practitioners do not generally see the stations as sites of social and political empowerment. Moreover, this outcome is not recognised as a benefit by the communities served by the stations. This is the case because of the policy framework, cultural traditions and training programmes central to community radio in Ireland, the weakness of linkages between stations and community groups and the failure of the latter to understand the unique remit of community radio.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Mass media
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Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy

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Niamh Gaynor, Anne O'Brien

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