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Catalyst Radio: Nathan Schneider on media, movements and building democracy into online platforms

WYCE's Katie Gordon speaks with Nathan Schneider, a journalist and author who covers religion, technology and resistance. His current project is an exploration of models for democratic ownership and governance for online platforms.
Nathan Schneider

Nathan Schneider /Photo by Harrison Dreves

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with co-hosts Michele Fife, Katie Gordon, Jessica Gladden and Jessica Young. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

This week's interview is with Nathan Schneider, a scholar in residence of Media Studies at University of Colorado-Boulder. As a reporter who writes about religion, technology and resistance, his most current project - Platform Cooperativism - is exploring models for democratic ownership and governance for online platforms. Nathan was one of the first journalists to cover Occupy Wall Street planning sessions in 2011, and has since been committed to exploring how stories, networks and ideas can help people discover their own power.

Nathan Schneider is the author of two books - God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet and Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse.

His personal website is here.

Download the audio of the interview here.

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