NEAR Media Co-op Round Up December 2013


DAVE O CONNOR, secretary of the NEAR Media Co-op, gives Noel McGuinness a round up of events at the co-op in the previous months. Dave says it has been a tough year financially for the sector but that thankfully NEAR has been able to keep going.

Dave tells of the Sound and Vision fund, to which anyone can apply in order to make programmes. They talk of two series that have been created within the co-op using funding from the Broadcasting Association of Ireland initiative, including The Long Walk Home and Lovers of Life. Dave gives a preview of what will be broadcast over the Christmas period on the station and tells of the “Listen again” options available on the Near podcasting service.

Also discussed are the training courses NEAR offers, including computer classes and media training.

Duration: 10'14" DATE: December 24, 2013
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Dave O'Connor
Themes:Local News, Local Current Affairs
Keywords:training at Near, the long walk home, Lovers of life, sound and vision programming, dave oconnor, near media coop, christmas party, volunteer community media
LocationCoolock, North Dublin Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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