Freeman P Quinn, 1st is the Free Speech Ambassador of WPAA-TV and Community Media Center. The slogan “Be Freeman” means to become digitally literate and be open to the opinion of others, not to adopt or follow, but to adjust your own knowing. The tag #AnyoneCanBeFreeman suggests that anyone can be an ambassador of informed free … Continue reading Who is Freeman P Quinn, 1st
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. … Continue reading Put the story first
In a consumption-based economy with a “look at me” shallows of communications: How do some youth breakthrough 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. More details to … Continue reading Media Matters: How do youth learn to use it for good?
On Dec 15th I mused: Does taking an occasional nice photograph or lots and lots of photos make you a photographer? If you have no understanding of color, color with light, framing or shutter-speed is it audacity or just ignorance to think yourself a photographer. Then yesterday I saw this post. Shoot something. Put your … Continue reading Is a really good picture, enough?
Last year to help fulfill the mission of the media center at WPAA-TV I became a middle school blog reader. The goal was to contribute to improving young bloggers’ digital literacy. It turns out that blog communication, even with an educational agenda, becomes personal and transformative. My blog rule: Do not blog like shampoo instructions: Lather. … Continue reading Middle School and Digital Literacy