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

Question and Response: Free Speech


Q: What does Free Speech mean to you? Answers from Community TV Volunteers on Martin Luther King Day 2017: Ability to express who I am. Not a right, a need Ability to speak your mind freely, openly, and honestly without fear of prejudice or mockery or punishment Ability to voice your opinions America! A privilege … Continue reading Question and Response: Free Speech

Why choose symbols to express yourself


Free Speech: Symbolic protest against injustice and name-calling of those that protest injustice. All lawful. If you want to be heard or make-a-difference you choose your platform and symbols and take action with the courage because there will be haters that will try to take you down, obliterate your message and derail your purpose. Free … Continue reading Why choose symbols to express yourself

R/Evolution: Community Media Moment to be, or not to be


What are the reasonable needs of a community of 45,000 in central CT for access to a means to create, distribute, or merely view media in the public interest? The presumption of those legislatively enabling community media programs or establishing transparency guidelines has been: Reasonable need is determined based on dialogue between citizen advocates and … Continue reading R/Evolution: Community Media Moment to be, or not to be

How to be true to Free Speech (Parrhesia)


What is Free Speech?  Is it a prayer, picture, song, rap, poem, story, tweet, blog, flag, bumper-sticker, money, or video even one captured via smartphone? Is it what a politician says to followers, a preacher to those in the pews, a conversation at dinner, a lesson in a classroom, a made for TV movie? Is … Continue reading How to be true to Free Speech (Parrhesia)

Permit, broadcast, educational value and separate


The corporate purpose of those forced to organize as a separate ‘public’ access channel in 1993 which became the nonprofit Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc. was clearly not in accordance with the intent of enabling free speech of citizens to speak to their community with resources established via the Cable Act and other statutes and … Continue reading Permit, broadcast, educational value and separate