Early advocates of community media enthusiastically believed that exposure to stories in conversation could create a more informed and connected community. The effort required to produce the stories three four decades ago was tremendous. Good stories still require a concerted effort to research and produce. What has changed? Initially the expectation of quality was in the conversation itself not … Continue reading Vision: Community – More than TV
We are a society of insulated subcultures. The role of money & media in elections helps establish why alternative media is needed. How do you find trusted sources of news? Do you follow one silo of opinions/editorials/commentary? Are you old enough to remember how radio or TV 1st influenced you, your ideas and opinions? Where … Continue reading a society of insulated subcultures
The biggest challenge to effective citizen media is not the technology or lack of funds and/or public support. It is ego. The hosts, talent and crew that put the story 1st, succeed. Storytelling is the original social medium for humans. At its best it is emotional and creates personal value. It is in our DNA. You are not … Continue reading Put the story first
Our community lost a protector, agitator and contributor on Feb. 27th. What we at WPAA-TV will miss most is his authentic interest in the principles of democracy, love of country and desire to serve for the greater good. During Donald Robert Kennedy Mayoral Candidacy he became aware of what we do at WPAA – TV and Community … Continue reading Contributor Bradford May: Our Sincere Thanks
Behind every phrase of service is a powerful story. “How can I be of help?” she asked, “I have a good idea,” he said, You have a story to share. “Yes we can.” “We’ll do it together,” they offered. “We’ll be right here until it’s done.” “Let’s do it this way, its more fun!” “It’s … Continue reading Sincerity and integrity are hallmarks of service: Let Us Celebrated
Producer Georgian Lussier captured my story and the story of WPAA-TV in studioW which is available to view here. Yes I am a full-time volunteer and I am not independently wealthy, just passionate about my roll as a thorn.
In a consumption based economy with a “look at me” shallows of communications: How do some youth break through to discover, produce, share and learn from stories that mean more for our humanity and our earth? ROAR1st is our experiential journey with select youth in our community which may help us answer this question. … Continue reading Media Matters: How do youth learn to use it for good?
Expand youth program to all year with community service, interns, media clubs and more. Expand use of facility for non-television uses including arts programs: Support up to four organizations or events Expand part-time employment opportunities to individuals between age 16 and 35 Improve quality of content produced locally with producer engagement in media as well … Continue reading 2015 Goals Report; Or last Year’s Resolutions and Outcomes: B I N G O
WPAA-TV does not produced TV; rather we provided resources,training and technical support to citizen producers. The show Community Conversations has a new twist on the concept of production support. Each show is a collaborative production facilitated by wpaa.tv. Similar to productions historically done by trained citizen producers it is designed to represent the participants views and interests … Continue reading Inaugural Episode: CommUnity Conversations