Can you help?
The Media Owners originated as a side-effect
of the Rate for the Job database. This, in
turn, was a side-effect of the editor of the
Freelance looking for
a short-cut to avoid the tedious work of formatting rates information
for print publication. The Freelance is the newsletter
of London Freelance Branch of the
National Union of Journalists and the editor
is a working journalist elected by the Branch and paid for a very
nominal twenty days a year.
So: it just growed - surprisingly quickly. What you see is the result of
about five days' actual research, prompted by astonishment that the first
day's pure curiosity covered the ownership of about half the 1700 entries
then in tRftJ. (And rather more evenings
of seriously obscure database scripting were involved.)
But developing and updating it will take time. The more time is
available, the better and more up to date it'll be.
You can help by giving time and experience. When you find errors, don't
just mutter but send corrections. Consider
adopting a media owner and tracking it.
But, short of a massive effors in installing and adapting peer-to-peer
Computer-Supported Co-operative Work software, incorporating such efforts
into the database will still need time. Quite a lot of it.
To inquire about supporting The Media Owners, please send email.