Looks like Al is not the only one encouraging a participatory media movement. I give you Participate.net:

… where the power of media meets the strength of community to make a real difference in the world. Brought to you by Participant Productions, this is the place where activists, moviegoers, filmmakers and issue experts can come together around the real issues presented in our films. You can share your ideas, make friends, and create meaningful change. We hope you will help us build the community as a powerful resource for social activism. There will be fun activities and great rewards along the way!

And here is how you can get involved:

Do you know about an important story deserving of attention that the media has been missing or ignoring? Here’s what we want you to do: Go out and report the truth. Film a news segment, record interviews, or write an editorial about something that moves you–civil rights abuses, government corruption, injustices of any stripe [perhaps one concerning the environment?]. Then post your work here, and we’ll showcase it to the Participate community.

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And similar to Current TV:

Your fellow Participants will then rate your work and tell you what they think. The best pieces may be broadcast to a much wider audience by our media partners, PBS, Salon.com, and XM Satellite Radio (we’ll email you if your piece is chosen). So seize this opportunity to join a community of citizen journalists dedicated to being catalysts for change. Remember: Your voice has impact. And we want to hear what you have to say.

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So do we. So hop to it!

(Via WC)