Reboot Baltimore Indymedia

Reboot Baltimore Indymedia

Baltimore Indymedia was founded in 2001 by a collective of local media activists and for nearly 8 years provided an open, participatory platform for social justice news and multimedia production in Baltimore City and beyond. But sustaining an all-volunteer collective for nearly a decade is no easy task, and since the beginning of this past year the Baltimore Indymedia website has been more less in a hold- ing pattern, with no new featured articles and an undermoderated open publishing newswire. 

With the “Web 2.0” dream increasingly turning out to be a nightmare of corporate control, media centralization, marketer-driven data mining, privacy violations, and uncritical cooperation with law enforcement, Baltimore needs now, more than ever, an independent, open-publishing driven news media site. Baltimore Indymedia needs a reboot—a new editorial collective, a new team of media makers, a new look and updated technology. Baltimore Indymedia needs you! 

If you'd like to get involved with rethinking and relaunching Baltimore Indymedia, send an email to: baltimoreimcreboot@gmail.com 

 

John is a member of the Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse Collective and is finishing a PhD at the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins on the history of the idea of self-organization.