We just experienced our first intentional fundraising for the direct work of WPAA-TV. Our lessons learned include: Donors who know us and had the means were generous. Several gave from limited means because they know us. The mystery is that several who have been helped made no gesture of support. Did they not understand the … Continue reading Help Me Tell Our Vision Story
Community grows from knowing we are alive not for ourselves but for one another. The fruit of such knowing is a capacity to make the interests of others more important than one’s own. The CommUnity Conversations initiative was built on this idea.Thanks to the informing Contributors: Chris Porter of Porter Financial Strategies with JP Venoit CEO … Continue reading CommUnity #W06492
A word with two opposite meanings, e.g., sanction (which can mean both ‘a penalty for disobeying a law’ and ‘official permission or approval for an action’). Do you agree?
Citizen Media is not Public Affairs Programming but can be done in the interest of the public. Citizen Media is often a blend of authentic and quirky or maybe even ‘raw’ story. Within its content you might notice opinions, ideas, and dreams. It can be coverage of an event, talking heads or a local news … Continue reading The flavor: Citizen Media
The Court held that while communities were not free to arbitrarily restrict communication of ideas or information, no such protection was afforded to “commercial advertising.” Charitable solicitation: Can not ban. More on charitable appeals.
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 name … Continue reading Is a really good picture, enough?
Congress attempted to review what stays, goes or may be modified in the Telecom Act of 1996. In an Internet connected world, can or should Community Access Television as we know it, be sustained? As with so many things before Congress there was inaction. Yes and No. Everything this experiment in democracy has at its … Continue reading Can or should Community Access Television as we know it, be sustained?
In so many public announcements done by others like this one in Wallingford Wired this organization is listed merely as “WPAA”. However for more than 5 years our communication has been in the name of WPAA-TV and Media Center and the most recently the Board of Directors voted to clarify the doing business as (d/b/a) … Continue reading What is in a name?
Preparations for this event have been consuming because everyone involved with WPAA-TV wants the public to understand the resources are available to them.
As other teams before them, this year’s CT Teen Poetry Slam Team is making plans to go to San Franscisco, California to participate in Brave New Voices–Witness the Word 2012. They will be using the WPAA-TV facility to workshop performance techniques and do a fundraising feature performance on April 14th at 8PM. There is no … Continue reading Poetry Returns to Wallingford – at least for a day