In Olympia WA, learning about Olympia community media

May 15, 2010



I’m at acm-nw, where Trevor Griffey is talking about Olympia Newswire, a community based journalism project

Frameworks for Sustainability and Community Media

March 13, 2009

This is an excerpt from a conversation at the Alliance for Community Media Conference in Washington DC in 2008 on Seeking Sustainability for Community Media Centers.  I'm part of a discussion led by Sue Buske, with Richard Turner, and Keali'i Lopez.

The video is from Jay April at Akaku Maui.  

Gloria Tristani speaks in Minneapolis

September 13, 2007

Here’s a video of comments from former FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani at the Alliance for Community Media Conference in Minneapolis in July.   Gloria spoke on spectrum policy, issues before the FCC, and the recent controversy on Ken Burns’ documentary in Latino communities across the U-S:

Protecting Community TV in Illinois

September 13, 2007

One of the great legislative success stories in the fight to preserve community television happened in Illinois this summer. While a statewide cable franchising bill passed, it only did so with major concessions for local regulation, consumer protection and preservation of PEG benefits. Here’s a video of Illinois Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Satter talking about what happened in Illinois.

For more information about the Illinois bill, go to Keep Us Connected.

Hannah Sassaman at ACM National Conference

September 12, 2007

After a summer-long hiatus, it’s the return of Scratch Pad!

To get things started off, here’s video of Hannah Sassaman from the Prometheus Radio Project at the Alliance for Community Media national conference in Minneapolis this summer. She’s introduced by Denis Moynahan from Democracy Now!

Nice Article on Community Television and Immigrant Voices

April 9, 2007

If you haven’t seen it, there’s a nice article from the Associated Press out of San Jose on the how much community television is used by immigrant communities.

J-Lab New Voices Grant

April 9, 2007

SPNN got some nice news this past week about grant support for a news project we’re developing from the New Voices project of J-Lab. What’s even nicer is other community media and media justice groups (Reclaim the Media, Access SF, Cambridge Community TV) got awards for new projects.

The press release on the awards is here.