The Church of England #medialit

Interesting session on communications in the national church “What is the Church of England?”: “A Christian presence in every community”. What is the CofE today? Video created (no sound, add your own) explaining what the CofE is: and interested in developing this. The organisation is professional , proactive, integrated, and mission-orientated Communications Strategy External context scanning – communicate externally.  (EPISTLE) Economic Political Informational Social Technological Legal Environmental Once understand the issues that people are dealing…

The Digital Revolution and the Future #medialit (notes)

The Past Gutenberg Press: The Past Medieval Helpdesk video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ 2.30 minutes) Telephone /Moral panics What do we define as “new” media – all media has been “new” at some point. Digital is much wider than the web, but today we’re essentially talking about that (internet – the railway tracks/infrastructure; the world wide web – the content that runs at different speeds along it!) Brief History of the Internet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbMHY8I_kQ8 1.52) Diagram of internet history…

Andrew Whiteley, former BBC Producer, God Channel/UCB #medialit

Talking specifically about the use of Christian media. http://www.ucb.co.uk/ http://www.god.tv/homepage?region=226 http://www.god.tv/live Funding? Very expensive business… Licence fees? Charitable appeals & broadcasters. Sky – 15 TV channels, 10 radio channels, promoting Christian media – more sophisticated – is big money Caveat – I am not a huge fan of Christian only TV – think we need those skills in mainstream media, although with so many niche channels, I think there’s a place for these channels, but…