Post a New Topic
Original post made
on Oct 26, 2007
The history of local news in Contra Costa County has been ladened with bias and political interests. Contra Costa Times, under the ownership of the past 20 years, has been the PR voice of local aggregated politics and has avoided any story that might expose political abuses.
The advent of new ownership brings a level of censorship and bias that is specifically aimed at manufacturing opinion. But that effort has its resolve in the greater usage of direct, on-line sources to interactive participation in news development for viewing and readership. Among Alamo's neighborhoods, our e-chains are repeating source news from around the world so our majority is not blinded by local bias or corporate news entertainment.
E-chains are becoming the news media locally as individuals audit local meetings and events and post webcasts of meeting contents and backgrounds on the participants. Any day's events will be posted by e-chain prior to the next morning and fully discussed by the end of day.
The restart of the biased publication from the days of William Randolph Hearst is having the same reaction from the readers, BUT this time readers have a TOOL as the internet to gain access to source news from Reuter's, API, and the international press. We have the internet to SHARE our news gathering via e-chains and grow our own broad circulation. Out of Alamo has come e-chains that communicate with 87,000 e-mail addresses throughout Contra Costa County.
Importantly, you have created the Town Square Forum as a PUBLIC e-chain that allows community interests, opinions, concerns, commentary and humor to be published in immediate reaction to daily events. Your on-line Danville Weekly, and those of other Embarcadero Publications, focus on the people and events within the communities.
Of course, aggregated politics, so deeply embedded in all of Contra Costa County, objects to your willing ability to provide news interactively. But the "gatekeeping" of the past has been destroyed by community participation and the willingness to POST the realities of aggregated politics on your website, in your forum, and throughout Contra Costa by e-chains.
Harald A. Bailey
Member, CDSI Research Fellowship
North America and Asia
firstname.lastname@example.org (CDSI Information)
If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.
Post a comment
Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online.
Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information
We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.
Select your neighborhood or school community: *
- San Ramon
- Walnut Creek
- Alamo Elementary School
- Charlotte Wood Middle School
- Del Amigo Continuation High School
- Diablo Vista Middle School
- Green Valley Elementary School
- Greenbrook Elementary School
- John Baldwin Elementary School
- Los Cerros Middle School
- Montair Elementary School
- Monte Vista High School
- Rancho Romero Elementary School
- San Ramon Valley High School
- Stone Valley Middle School
- Sycamore Valley Elementary School
- Tassajara Hills Elementary School
- Venture Independent Study School
- Vista Grande Elementary School
- another community
Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
By Roz Rogoff | 17 comments | 839 views
A Pope that a Unitarian Can Love – Part One of a Series
By Tom Cushing | 11 comments | 583 views
Reaching too far, again
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 179 views
Home & Real Estate
Send News Tips
Circulation & Delivery
San Ramon Express
© 2013 Danville Express
All rights reserved.