Community Media Podcast

Community Media Podcast

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.... Show More

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January 23, 2020 17 min
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 promot...
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January 23, 2020 15 min
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 Cente...
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