Blog Index

• Pine Barrens by Nancy Holt Photos and Text
• The Making of Amarillo Ramp by Nancy Holt Photos and Text
• Links to Paper Tiger, Deep Dish Network and Waves of Change
• Keep Busy by Robert Frank Photo and text by DeeDee Halleck
• Bronx Baptism by DeeDee Halleck Photos and Quotes
• Bio and Photos of DeeDee Halleck

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Photo by Nancy Holt


DeeDee Halleck is a media activist, founder of Paper Tiger Television
and co-founder of the Deep Dish Satellite Network, the first grass roots community television network.  She is Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication at the University of California at San Diego. Her first film, Children Make Movies (1961), was about a film-making project at the Lillian Wald Settlement in Lower Manhattan.   Her film, Mural on Our Street was nominated for Academy Award in 1965. She has served as a trustee of the American Film Institute, Women Make Movies and the Instructional Telecommunications Foundation. Her book, Hand Held Visions: the Impossible Possibilities of Community Media is published by Fordham University Press.  She co-edited Public Broadcasting and the Public Interest (M.E. Sharpe) and has written essays for a number of collections on independent media.

In 1989 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for an ecological series for the Deep Dish Network.   She received two Rockefeller Media Fellowships for The Gringo in MaƱanaland, a compilation film about stereotypes of Latin Americans in U.S. films, which was featured at the Venice Film Festival, the London Film Festival and won a special jury prize at the Trieste Festival for Latin American Film and first prize from the American Anthropological Association's Visual Anthropology Division in 1998. She is currently working on a series entitled Waves of Change, about community media around the world.  She has received four awards for life time achievement: an Indy from the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, The George Stoney Award from the Alliance for Community Media; The Life Time Achievement Award of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC), and the Dallas Smythe Award from the Union for Democratic Communication, 2008.

Halleck has been involved in media policy reform on the international level as a member of the MacBride Roundtable on Communication, Communication Rights in the Information Society (CRIS), the Community Communications section of IAMCR, the International Association of Media and Communications Researchers, and as an official delegate to the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva 2003 and in Tunis in 2005. Her current project is an on-line map and blog of community media around the world. (

Dee Dee Halleck Box 89 Willow NY 12495      
845  679 2756      cell 845 594 4871

Photo by Andrea Barrist Stern

Photo by Andrea Barrist Stern
Photo by Andrea Barrist Stern

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