Civil Rights & MLK: Remembrance and Media


Excerpt Citizen Media Maven _ The Life Real change requires risk and going against the status quo. It comes with discomfort and sometimes confrontation. It might be a cruel illusion, but I live every day guided by You were put here for a reason the belief that community TV in a suburban community near the city of … Continue reading Civil Rights & MLK: Remembrance and Media

Our Bones Are Good – What Is Next


Our Bones Are Good | The governance team has spent the past decade on barn-building. They focused on the property acquisition, renovation and installation of technology tied to the mission. In 2020, we are pivoting toward long term sustainability of the operation. The infrastructure of people and finances and the connection between both. This may … Continue reading Our Bones Are Good – What Is Next

StreetshotZ No Expiration Date


Receive StreetshotZ, the book, for your generosity in support of housing or food insecure programs serving our community. It is a perfect coffee table book and conversation starter. For a contribution of $225, or more, own the ‘StreetshotZ Photobook“.  WPAA-TV will disburse your gift to organizations working in this area and put a few dollars … Continue reading StreetshotZ No Expiration Date

#InformationLiteracy Resolution


Leaning in to our birthright and purpose. Resolution adopted 10.5.2020 WHEREAS, Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc. (WPAA-TV and Community Media Center), a non-profit 501©3 operating in the Town of Wallingford CT as the designated Cable Access Provider since July 28, 1993 [as reaffirmed by the franchising authority in Docket #08-04-09 in accordance with CT. Agencies … Continue reading #InformationLiteracy Resolution

Information Literacy According to Freeman


All of us carry bias. Our beliefs and opinions are influenced … When we first meet someone, we already have a narrative we tell about them, just by looking at them.  DANA STACHOWIAK Literacy Now Acts of Journalism, Acts of Literacy Journalists must check their biases daily As best they can. The Fourth Estate Journalism … Continue reading Information Literacy According to Freeman

Our Spiritual Communities Inspire Me


A Tradition of Service WPAA-TV has done its best to carry on our decades-long tradition of sharing faith community services as TV with the homebound. With COVID-19 many more are homebound. Same Day Sunday #NowMoreThanEver Since social distancing became a way of life, WPAA-TV expanded its commitment to local faith communities to share their worship … Continue reading Our Spiritual Communities Inspire Me

Who is watching?


Ironically, our TV audiences are basic cable subscribers for which we have no data: no totals, no demographics, and therefore no context such as “What percent of subscribers are basic cable only?” Individuals that can afford cable packages are highly unlikely to be our viewers because they choose to pay for entertainment channels that they … Continue reading Who is watching?

Our Bones Are Good Internet Connected World


In an Internet connected world, can or should Community Access TV, as we know it, be sustained? Yes and No. Everything this experiment in democracy has at its core remains a vital part of sustaining democratic communities: building community through the production of ideas, opinions, stories, news, information and/or performance while valuing free speech, individual … Continue reading Our Bones Are Good Internet Connected World