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As network television continues to provide less and less coverage of local news and topics, where can people go to find information about their community events and issues? Providing this important programming is the stated mission of hundreds of community media centers and community access TV stations across the country. Coming to you from the studios of Queens Public Television in New York City, the “Community Media Podcast” seeks to explain the value of community media for today’s audiences and strives to support its continued service to our publics. Host John Collins and his guests explore the origins and rationale behind community media centers and consider what makes these centers such unique and valuable public resources. They also outline the future challenges facing community media going forward.

Community Media Podcast Queens Public Television

    • Arts

As network television continues to provide less and less coverage of local news and topics, where can people go to find information about their community events and issues? Providing this important programming is the stated mission of hundreds of community media centers and community access TV stations across the country. Coming to you from the studios of Queens Public Television in New York City, the “Community Media Podcast” seeks to explain the value of community media for today’s audiences and strives to support its continued service to our publics. Host John Collins and his guests explore the origins and rationale behind community media centers and consider what makes these centers such unique and valuable public resources. They also outline the future challenges facing community media going forward.

    Mike Wassenaar

    Mike Wassenaar

    In this episode of the “Community Media Podcast,” host John Collins welcomes Michael Wassenaar, President-CEO of the Alliance for Community Media, the educational, advocacy and lobbying organization that represents over 1000 local media outlets across the US. The ACM works tirelessly to support and promote these public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable TV organizations and community media centers that strive to promote interest in local issues and events.
    In the podcast, Mr. Wassenaar offers some thought provoking ideas about the value of these community media centers when it comes to their roles in promoting civic engagement and protecting and increasing freedom of expression. Wassenaar also speaks to the challenges PEG channels face today and going forward.
    If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the "Community Media Podcast," tell someone you know about it and visit us on the web at qptv.org/cmpodcast

    • 17 min
    Oswald Williams

    Oswald Williams

    Do you have an idea for a television show or series? How do you become a TV Producer? In this episode of the "Community Media Podcast," host John Collins interviews Mr. Oswald Williams, an award winning Queens Public Television producer, about the path that ultimately provided him with the opportunity to create his own unique TV programs. Mr. Williams discusses the influences that led him to his work at the QPTV Media Center, while praising the facilities and resources found there. Williams also offers his advice to fledgling producers and emphasizes the importance of training provided by community media centers such as QPTV, which gives producers the freedom and support to express their personal vision.
    If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the "Community Media Podcast," tell someone you know about it and visit us on the web at qptv.org/cmpodcast

    • 15 min

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