Be the community story


Stories Need to be shared The life of an organization such as Wallingford Public Access Association (WPAA), intersects with and touches lives in unpredictable ways. Often, outcomes are not readily quantified for donors, but when they are shared with them in a story, the outcomes and results may be clarified, and perhaps stir us to … Continue reading Be the community story

Trolls


Will things get better or worse or is incivility status quo? Public discourse, Rich Hanley, Quinnipiac University associate journalism professor said, is “a huge chunk of civic society” but online discourse often devolves into “a cycle of rage people get caught up in.” The rage, foul language and lack of empathy is nothing new, … and was clear … Continue reading Trolls

More than TV – Make Movies


If you are a filmmaker and want to know more about opportunities at WPAA-TV check out the guidelines at Film Initiative at studioW.  Or consider participating in our 3-minute movie challenges throughout the year. 3-Minute Movie Challenge The program More.Than.TV Make Movies is now three times a year. It includes underwriting qualifying films for festivals. … Continue reading More than TV – Make Movies

Scoring low on Diversity bothers me …


As I reflect on our year together, I get review comments from the 2016 Video Festival Reel which was edited to represent what made 2016 different at WPAA.TV. It was accompanied by this description of 2016. We hope you enjoy your video visit to wpaa.tv viewing our compilation reel: More.Than.TV About our year 2016: More.Than.TV … Continue reading Scoring low on Diversity bothers me …

We adapt to be relevant, but …


Seizing Opportunities It has been said that “we flex” for whatever, or whomever, walks in the door. In so many ways this is true and vital to our ability to serve.  Essential to the success of our adaptive process is curiosity, impulse control, the ability to create space between thinking and re(action) and the checking … Continue reading We adapt to be relevant, but …

Successful Filmmaker Initiative Launched


StudioW Film Program: Filmmaker Support Initiative The largest 2017 film project The Sparrow Falling involved over 80 talented community volunteers including writers, actors, stage crew and video production and effects. The bulk of the filming was done over an eight month period with dates or consecutive days reserved for shoots ranging from 2 to 18 … Continue reading Successful Filmmaker Initiative Launched