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Media/Art Monopoly - Worse then Bagdikian could Imagine.

The Bagdikian Interview

FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, rebroadcast an interview with Ben Bagdikian, author of The Media Monopoly.



Listening to the ’95 interview of Ben Bagdikian.

He mentions the danger of owning both distribution and content. The media / art companies has taken that up one step.



They own distribution, content, and reviews of content.

They give themselves great reviews for bad music, books, tv, film, etc. OR

They give… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 19, 2016 at 6:14pm — No Comments

So many Ideas..!

Hello there,

I have been working on zines since I was a teenager for 40 years actually and still there are so many ideas I want to turn into paper and publish it out there.

Hopefully I will be motivated.

I am enjoying writing more and have ideas for folding pages in my work, so working on that.

Regards Bill

Added by Bill Snell on March 19, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Spare Ink Issue Six

A new issue of Spare Ink is now available. A C&P letterpress, a Risograph and a cranky old inkjet were used to publish issue six of Spare Ink. It contains slice of life musings from a middle-aged perspective intermingled with drawings, paintings and a sense of humor. A limited number of copies include a two-color relief print on the back jacket cover. …

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Added by Dale Harkness on March 15, 2016 at 8:12pm — No Comments

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

1. Im looking for any and all visual art & poetry, prose and spoken word that fits, or best represents, (in YOUR opinion) the THEME: MOVEMENT - I want to explore how movement is just another form of communication (from the cliche body language to relocation or natural disasters) however I…

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Added by ATTEMPTING NORMAL on March 15, 2016 at 6:54pm — 1 Comment

Breaking Out of the Zine Niche?

One area where you can encounter strong pushback from zinesters is to suggest that a zine writer or publication aspire to be more than a quirky local happening affecting few people.

I've been a strong advocate of zine writing, because I recognize that at its best it's better than any shit being shoveled at us from the so-called literary mainstream-- which is in fact little more than an extension of "Big 5" conglomerate publishing. I'll go further than that and claim…

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Added by King Wenclas on March 14, 2016 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Ben Bagdikian has died.

Ben Bagdikian has died.



That name may not mean much to you, but it does to me. And I think his legacy will mean more and more as time goes by.



He was a journalist who wrote the book The Media Monopoly in 1983. That book, even in the 80's talked about a fast shrinking landscape of who owned the media and the dangers of so few owning so much.



Since then, his concern for an ever shrinking number of major independent news outlets, has gotten worse not better - much… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 12, 2016 at 3:36pm — No Comments

In need of a zine type stapler?

I found this one a few months back and bought it, it works like a charm and I love it!

only $7!

Enjoy!…

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Added by Serena R Pruess on March 10, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments

3 Men control all the Music? Yes.

Let's look at the problem with the music industry this way.



There are 3 record companies that control 80% of the business, Warners, Universal, Sony. Each has a president. That's 3 presidents controlling the music industry. 

 Do you think 3 people should determine the fate of 80% of the music business? No of course not, but they do now. The 3 have made it clear,



We only support a generic pop sound. We only promote that type of music, and only for a few. (Swift, Beyonce,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 10, 2016 at 12:12pm — 2 Comments

The Big Quarrel. available for sale in print and ebook edition



Please swing by http://northeasthouse.tumblr.com/TheBigQuarrel for details. I am happy to barter, trade or bargain with WeMakeZine members. Please kindly mention that you…

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Added by reports from Luke on March 8, 2016 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Sayings of Editor Art (recent)

Sayings of Editor Art

Dear Musea Readers,



Here is the latest batch of sayings by Editor Art:

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Every good solution continues till it does harm.



I over slept, and under awoke!



Creative People. Others will celebrate them in theory, and oppose everything they do in person.



Stand up for those who stand out.



Lift a finger and vote thumbs up.



Things work both ways. If the media can talk about Hollywood making… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 7, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

Modern zinesters are a pack of wusses!

I wanted to say that modern zine writers are pussies . . . but, since the modern zine world is run and written by politically correct fascists I have to watch what I a say.  What a shame . . . wow . . . it really is. Seig Heil to you liberals . . . and you can take your boring, preachy, writing to the converted (anarcho punk nonsense; only black transgender females can write for; smash the state . . . but wait 'till I finish my coca cola) zines and stick up your bung holes and light those…

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Added by fishspit on March 6, 2016 at 12:43am — 7 Comments

Zine reviews and trades

I've been doing some writing on different books and lit projects, and I thought I'd start adding some zine reviews to the list. I run a small web site, moreverbs.com, and I'd be happy to direct traffic back to your zine or shop. Also, I'm always up for trades.

You can mail to:

The & Ranch

PO Box 203

Trumansburg, NY

14886

www.moreverbs,com

Thanks!

Added by The & Ranch on March 4, 2016 at 3:06pm — 5 Comments

Pack of Zines Ready to go to a Library. Yours?

Hello,

I have a large envelope full of zines ready to be donated to a library. Some are really old, like 10 years or more, some are recent. Does this sound good to you? Do you a library in the US that needs them. let me know.

Thanks,

Krissy

Added by Krissy Ponyboy Press on March 4, 2016 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Writings in Science, Possible Covers for my huge sci-fi novel

https://musea.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/writings-in-science-possible-cover/

This may be the largest sci fi novel ever made - if I can finish it.

Writings in Science, history of the future, a novel of stories, essays, poems and plays.

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 4, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

Call for festival artwork - Olympia Zine Fest 2016!

Olympia Zine Fest wants to feature your art on our t-shirts and other promotional merch!

The second annual Olympia Zine Fest will be held on October 1st & 2nd, 2016, at various places in downtown Olympia.

Guidelines:

  • Your design must include the text, “Olympia Zine Fest 2016” 
  • Minimum dimensions are 600 DPI, 8x8” (can be bigger, doesn’t have to be square) 
  • 2 color maximum (as in 1 ink color + 1 shirt color, for ease of silk…
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Added by Olympia Zine Fest on March 2, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

MikeNobody Dot Com

MikeNobody.Com…

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Added by Mike Nobody on March 1, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Packaging

Made some cute mini envelopes and letters to write thank you notes on. 

Added by Sarah E. Hoffman on March 1, 2016 at 8:56am — No Comments

Dear Anonymous 4 Apology

Dear Anonymous 4 letters!

I want to apologise to everyone who has submitted to Dear Anonymous 4.

I'm sorry.

There are submissions that I have been sitting on for ages, and I am so sorry about that. At first, it was because I simply needed…

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Added by Nyx on February 28, 2016 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Submissions open

Submissions for mannequin Haus are now open, and can be sent to the following email: journeysintospace@gmail.com
Editor: Zachary Hamilton
considering poetry, flash fiction, experimental literature , play scenes (no longer that 1500 words)
Visual arts, collage, sculpture, painting
Infii2.weebly.com

Added by Zach Hamilton on February 27, 2016 at 5:01pm — No Comments

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