Monday, January 25, 2010

Comments to FCC on the Future of Media

Four days ago, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced their request for comments on "the future of media and the information needs of communities in a digital age", along with 42 specific questions. I submitted my comments this morning, which are already linked on the FCC website page for "Proceeding 10-25". I've also posted these links at

Mainly I pitched the benefits of voter funded media, with the UBC Continuous VFM competition as an example.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Now is the best time to check out the UBC VFM ballot

The University of British Columbia Alma Mater Society's annual election vote is this week, January 25 - 29. So the voter funded media are in full swing, interviewing candidates, analyzing platforms and referendum questions, and making vote recommendations.

Now in our 4th year of UBC VFM implementations, we are running two competitions at once. Check out the Continuous VFM ballot!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

$8000 UBC One-Time VFM entry form available

This year's University of British Columbia Alma Mater Society Voter Funded Media Administrator, Will Davis, has sent me the entry form to post at You can enter now to compete for a piece of the $8000 award pool in the One-Time VFM competition -- go for it!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

UBC Continuous VFM: Enter now for $2000 award pool

This competition will award $50 per day starting Monday January 4, for 40 days. There's no entry fee, just send me an email -- info at

So far four blogs have entered: UBC Insiders, UBC Spectator, Radical Beer Tribune and Social Capital.

I've listed several other UBC blogs on the ballot. They will only be eligible for awards if & when they enter. But you can vote for them now, and your votes will be saved and counted if they enter. These include Geoffs Place, AMS Gossip Guy. Foxtrot UBC, Fair Vote UBC and UBC Student Media.

I hope to see some newly created blogs entering too!

BTW you can now see the latest post title & date from each blog.