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Hollis ME: Homegrown TV a big hit but can use a little cash | The Portland Press Herald

Hollis ME: Homegrown TV a big hit but can use a little cash | The Portland Press Herald | Community Media | Scoop.it

I have a confession to make: I’m hooked on reality TV. No, not the kind that passes for entertainment on the major networks. I’m talking about “Garden Thyme,” starring twin sisters Donna Sawyer and Dianne Senechal, with their grass-stained overalls and their thick Down East accents. Donna lives in Limington, and Dianne is on the Board of Selectmen in my hometown of Buxton.

 

I’m talking about “The Proud Liberal,” starring a very scraggly, very opinionated Al Simon, also of Buxton. I’m talking about “Saco River Chronicles” and “Saco River Soundstage” and “Men of Fire” and all the other homegrown programs that make Saco River Community Television must-see TV among the 8,200 Time Warner Cable subscribers throughout Buxton, Standish, Hollis, Waterboro, Limington and Limerick.

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‘Your Sanctuary’ on Access Monterey Peninsula public TV | Sactuary Integrated Monitoring Network

‘Your Sanctuary’ on Access Monterey Peninsula public TV | Sactuary Integrated Monitoring Network | Community Media | Scoop.it

NOAA Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP) Public Television have collaborated to produce a new television series entitled Your Sanctuary. The one-hour pilot episode will air on Monday, October 31, at 7:00 PM to initiate the 52-episode series. It will be available on Comcast channel 27, AT&T channel 99, and via streaming at ampmedia.org.

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How Is Citizen Journalism Playing Out Today? | Street Fight

How Is Citizen Journalism Playing Out Today? | Street Fight | Community Media | Scoop.it

Citizen journalism has propelled hundreds of hyperlocal news sites into existence. In the middle of the last decade, CitJ, particularly at the community level, was the hot topic in new media. Journalism’s thinkers saw it as a necessary and overdue reinvention of news (see Dan Gillmor, Jay Rosen, Jeff Jarvis, among others). So how is it actually playing out today — on the ground? To find out, I asked publishers and editors who have been part of the hyperlocal phenomenon.

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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2011 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2011 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Community Media | Scoop.it

Sound recordings and moving images are extremely vulnerable as they can be quickly and deliberately destroyed. Essentially emblematic of the 20th century, audiovisual heritage can be irretrievably lost as a result of neglect, natural decay and technological obsolescence. Public consciousness of the importance of preservation of these recordings must be engaged and the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is intended to be the platform for building global awareness.

 

UNESCO has adopted 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to better focus global attention on the issues at stake, in cooperation with the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) and other partners. A growing number of archives around the world will be commemorating this Day with activities that highlight the fragility and vulnerability of this heritage, while celebrating the work of the heritage institutions that have helped to protect it.

 

Film, television and radio are our common heritage. They help to maintain the cultural identity of a people but countless documentary treasures have disappeared since the invention of image and sound technologies that permit the peoples of the world to better share their experiences, creativity and knowledge.

 

All of the world's audiovisual heritage is endangered. No where can it be said to be preserved but through initiatives such as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and the Memory of the World Programme, the precious work of preservation professionals is given impetus to manage a range of technical, political, social, financial and other factors that threaten the safeguard of heritage.

 

UNESCO encourages everyone, everywhere to join us in celebrating 27 October by showcasing their precious collections as part of a global endeavour to promote the value of audiovisual heritage.

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Wausau Public Access takes first steps to reopen station | WSAU.com

Wausau Public Access takes first steps to reopen station | WSAU.com | Community Media | Scoop.it

The former head of Wausau's Public Access station is hoping to revive the programming portion of the group with a new community board.   John Jordan says the group would operate as a non-profit board at UW-Marathon County's Center for Civic Engagement.

 

“The equipment to run the station is already there, as well as the hookups to the rest of the Charter Cable network.” The move would also revive the stations which have been running on near auto-pilot since the removal of the public access offices in Wausau City Hall two years ago.

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Training the public in media tools builds contributor base for Akron nonprofit news site | Block By Block

Training the public in media tools builds contributor base for Akron nonprofit news site | Block By Block | Community Media | Scoop.it

The Akronist local news site is not quite a year old, but since its January soft launch editor Chris Miller has built a grassroots network of more than 300 contributors, including 160 media trainees. The site specializes in video reporting and offers free training and equipment lending to the public. We’ve done very little-to-no advertising,” Miller said. “Much of this has been spread through word of mouth.”

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Monroe MI: School Board Sells WYDM-FM to Monroe Public Access Cable Television | MonroeNews.com

Monroe MI: School Board Sells WYDM-FM to Monroe Public Access Cable Television |  MonroeNews.com | Community Media | Scoop.it

WYDM, Dream 97.5, the non-profit radio station that has been kind of a learning lab for Monroe High School and Monroe County Community College students over the years, soon will be run by Monroe Public Access Cable Television.

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San Jose cable-access station clarifies confusion surrounding Cupertino shooter’s role « Crime « Peninsula Press

San Jose cable-access station clarifies confusion surrounding Cupertino shooter’s role « Crime « Peninsula Press | Community Media | Scoop.it

While news outlets from around the state scrambled to the scene, the staff of a media organization based 13 miles away stayed put. Their emotions shifting between disbelief and despair, station executives of CreaTV, a local cable-access channel, waited for the storm that would most certainly settle over the station on West Julian Street in San Jose.

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Randall Amster: Can You Hear Us, America? "We find these views to be mutually relevant…" | New. Clear. Vision.

Randall Amster: Can You Hear Us, America? "We find these views to be mutually relevant…" | New. Clear. Vision. | Community Media | Scoop.it

... that our rights and freedoms are equally balanced by our responsibilities and mutual obligations;

 

that we seek both independence and interdependence as the necessary conditions of social existence;

 

that there can be no peace without justice, no future without the past, no individuality without community, no opportunity without education, no liberty without equality, and no politics without participation;

 

that we strive to always create more than we destroy, to produce more than we consume, to give more than we take, to laugh more than we cry, to uplift more than we denigrate, to construct more than we critique, to share more than we acquire, and to love more than we hate;

 

that we seek a better world not merely for ourselves, our communities, and our allies, but for all of humankind, including those who have exercised their power unjustly and unwisely; ...

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10 common video storytelling mistakes (and how to avoid them) | Adam Westbrook

10 common video storytelling mistakes (and how to avoid them) | Adam Westbrook | Community Media | Scoop.it

Five years after Youtube’s birth there’s probably not a newsroom in the land that isn’t trying to do video journalism in some way or another. I say ‘trying’ because, as you’ll probably have seen, the vast amount of online video produced just doesn’t cut it. It’s long, boring, technically poor – and amateurish. This is a big shame because online video – done well – has the power to be an art form, to touch people, to make them understand something, to make them care.

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'Ōlelo Community Media

'Ōlelo Community Media is honored to serve O'ahu's diverse people, groups and communities—who may not have a voice in commercial media—and to provide them with an added source of information and opinion, a forum to discuss issues, and a means of providing first-hand stories about O'ahu's rich community life.

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PCTV keeps local passions alive | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PCTV keeps local passions alive | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Community Media | Scoop.it

Executive director John Patterson calls the channel, which is available to 90,000 cable customers in Pittsburgh, "a vessel" for the city to get to know its own people. The station also streams on the PCTV website.

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Hear Us Now? A California Survey of Digital Technology's Role in Civic Engagement and Local Government | New America Foundation

Hear Us Now? A California Survey of Digital Technology's Role in Civic Engagement and Local Government | New America Foundation | Community Media | Scoop.it

Hidden in all the bad news about California’s troubles is this delightful paradox: Californians, while living in a state that experts say is ungovernable, have within their reach new tools that give them greater power to govern themselves than ever before.

 

Technology is the reason. Often with little public notice or scrutiny, most of California’s 5,000-some local governments are experimenting with technologies to engage the public and improve services. The sophistication of this use of digital technologies for citizen interaction — referred to as eGovernment, digital government, or Government 2.0 — varies. The benefits are wide-ranging.

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Alliance for Community Media Announces Election of Six Board Members | Alliance for Community Media

Alliance for Community Media Announces Election of Six Board Members | Alliance for Community Media | Community Media | Scoop.it

(McLean, VA, October 27, 2011) – The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is pleased to announce the election of six new members to the ACM Board of Directors. By providing critical support services for community media centers, ACM promotes the broader goals of supporting our nation’s communities and provides effective communication through community use of media.

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Great Neck/Lake Success NY: PAtV gives community access to tube | The Island Now

Great Neck/Lake Success NY: PAtV gives community access to tube | The Island Now | Community Media | Scoop.it

The next story you see on PATV Great Neck-North Shore could be your own.

 

PATV is The Public Access TV Corporation's access station cablecasting on Cablevision Channel 20 and Verizon Channel 37 for 15 incorporated villages on the North Shore of Nassau County, including Flower Hill, North Hills, and villages in Great Neck and Lake Success, where its production studios are located.

 

For Shirley Bruno, PATV executive director, the objective is to deliver community-based programming - often produced by community members themselves - that don't resemble the content produced by commercial broadcast and cable networks.

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Is Twitter the New News? | uncluttered white spaces

Is Twitter the New News? | uncluttered white spaces | Community Media | Scoop.it

Here is a tweet that I thought summed the situation up perfectly (from what I gathered from Twitter).

 

It should also be noted, shortly after I noticed all the comments about police brutality I searched the Internet for news results and more information of the violence. I found nothing, apart from an article a few days prior that said there was no police brutality. The only place I did find anything was Youtube, another handy website for citizen journalism and the dissemination of actual news.

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Fort Wayne IN: News-Sentinel ventures into TV with the 'Fort Report' | The News-Sentinel

Fort Wayne IN: News-Sentinel ventures into TV with the 'Fort Report' | The News-Sentinel | Community Media | Scoop.it

Move over, televangelists, Komets and kitchen divas. You too, Uncle Ducky. The News-Sentinel is coming to public-access cable TV in the weekly form of something called the “Fort Report.”

 

What's that, exactly – and why is a 178-year-old newspaper venturing into such uncharted electronic waters? It's a long story, but a relatively obvious one if you've been paying attention.

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How to Be a Citizen Journalist Without Getting Killed | Gizmodo

How to Be a Citizen Journalist Without Getting Killed | Gizmodo | Community Media | Scoop.it

Last night, while the local news affiliate was off refueling its helicopter, police fired tear gas into a crowd of Occupy Oakland protesters. Even though there were no official media on the scene, the action was captured and distributed by citizen journalists who were among those being assailed. Thank goodness.

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Occupiers, Big Media Wants Your Help! | The Tyee

Occupiers, Big Media Wants Your Help! | The Tyee | Community Media | Scoop.it

In a sea of inept coverage on the Occupy Wall Street protests I have to give the Vancouver Sun credit for making me laugh out loud with this tweet: "Going to #occupyvancouver? Help us cover it. Send updates, photos, video to..."  So let me get this straight: a corporate media monopoly that is a cause of many of the problems under protest is trying to exploit people further by getting them to provide free content on which it profits? Well, I guess you have to admire the chutzpah.

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"Home-Grown, Home-Made: A Celebration of Localism at Fullsteam Brewery" | Durham News

"Home-Grown, Home-Made: A Celebration of Localism at Fullsteam Brewery" | Durham News | Community Media | Scoop.it

What on earth do farmers, wine and beer makers, a TV station, chocolatiers, artists and a business incubation program have to do with one another? They may seem like completely unrelated in any other context, but on Thursday for The Peoples Channel and Durham Community Media the combination represents the growing importance of celebrating localism.


"Home-Grown, Home-Made: A Celebration of Localism at Fullsteam Brewery" on Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. is an attempt to bring this idea home to the community.

 

The Peoples Channel and Durham Community Media, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham's community cable TV stations, decided to call on our local business friends to have a party celebrating the joy of all things local. The main goal of the event is to highlight local businesses and organizations that do good work and add to the charm and sustainability of our community.

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Comcast vs. Community: The Future of Broadband Competition | Christopher Mitchell, Huffington Post

Comcast vs. Community: The Future of Broadband Competition | Christopher Mitchell, Huffington Post | Community Media | Scoop.it
Longmont, Colorado has become ground zero in the battle over access to the Internet. The future could be local initiatives benefiting local stakeholders, but Comcast and its allies are pouring millions into a campaign of misinformation.
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Two School of Communication Productions Receive Emmy Nominations | U Miami

Two School  of Communication Productions Receive Emmy Nominations | U Miami | Community Media | Scoop.it

UMTV was recognized for the Nov. 18, 2010 edition of “NewsVision” produced by Alejandro Fonseca and Danny Parra, School of Communication alumni who graduated in 2010. SoC students were recognized for “Redrawing Miami,” a class project created for Prof. Edward Julbe’s media production course. The project looks at how Miami’s Wynwood Arts District is slowly but surely redefining the city as an arts-rich metropolis. Jessica Macias was the excutive producer for “Redrawing Miami,” which was created by a team of students including Jaclyn Gulmi, Ryan Gurrentz, and Keenan Warner and recent alumni Drew Appolonia, Maggie DeBarberie, Patrick Edmond, and Lauren Grazioso.

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Share Your Story, Be The Media: 2 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement | yes!

Share Your Story, Be The Media: 2 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement | yes! | Community Media | Scoop.it

5. Share your story.

Post how you’re part of the 99 percent on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, or in print. Through this movement, people are discovering others who are also losing jobs and homes, who are overwhelmed by debt or working a dead-end job. Through this sharing, humiliation turns into compassion and self-respect. And it builds understanding of the sources and the impacts of our crisis: A Wall Street system that funnels wealth to the top 1 percent is leaving the rest of us behind. Community plus insight makes us powerful.

 

6. Be the media.

Show up with your video recorder, camera phone, or laptop and share the stories of the occupation. You can download a selection of posters donated by graphic designers and spread them around. Highlight the human dimension of the protests. It is harder for critics to disparage a movement when people see the faces of those involved.

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The day the internet stood still | IOL scitech

The day the internet stood still | IOL scitech | Community Media | Scoop.it

[Obama demonstrates live on TV how to make a call from a landline.]

1pm: News outlets start calling the lack of internet in America a “very, very serious problem”. It is also reported that the internet has not been working in Europe and Asia for at least a week before the problem is reported in America, proving once again that Americans have no idea what is going on outside their country.

 

In South Africa barely anyone notices that the internet is not working. Most at first think it’s just slow service. The Department of Home Affairs reports that the internet crisis has not affected its operations. “Everything is normal for us,” says the minister. Meanwhile, the rest of Africa is asking, “what is this internet thing?”

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Public Access TV | OccupyWallSt.org Forum

Public Access TV | OccupyWallSt.org Forum | Community Media | Scoop.it

Please use it. There's an awesome non-profit called www.pegmedia.org. You can use this site to upload videos you've made, which can then be downloaded by any of thousands of local Access Stations. At Occupy Boston, our videos have seen a mere 17 downloads, but we've reached a potential audience of approximately 700,000 housholds accross the country. -- This all on channels which are usually located around the networks in the cable TV menu. Promote your work, and get that part of the 99% that can't be reached over the web. Contact me for more info and compression settings templates (fcp). <3

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