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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Open Source Documentary

Kent Bye is putting a new spin on citizen journalism with Echo Chamber Project, an "open source, investigative documentary about the how the television news media became an uncritical echo chamber to the Executive Branch leading up to the war in Iraq."

The documentary is open source in the sense that Bye is making transcripts and footage available to anyone who wants to use it. Portions are viewable in Quicktime format on the site, and on OurMedia, a site that provides free publishing of video, audio and other content.

Source: Center for Media and Democracy