Termite TV

Philadelphia, PA

Founded in 1992, Termite TV is a Philadelphia-based video collective whose mission is to facilitate the creation and distribution of alternative and activist media for Television and the internet. We work collaboratively with artists and communities to create multi-faceted and multi-voiced media which address social and cultural issues and aim to give voice to marginalized groups, to bring art into communities and to engage them in dialogue.

We support through grants and services, media makers who work to effect social change. We assist in sustaining their work.

Some of project goals are:

To increase access to new communication and information technologies.

To enable media makers access to tools to create work

To breakdown the digital divide, the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all.

To emphasize political change and increase political and social awareness and to raise awareness of the need for media literacy and a more public, democratic access to media.

Access Humboldt

Eureka, CA

Local voices through community media – engage, connect, educate.

Our Vision (as outlined in the Strategic Plan) is to establish Access Humboldt (AH) as an innovative, self-sustaining and trusted media resource for residents of Humboldt County, to reach diverse community members who will utilize local media access resources to engage in meaningful conversations that increase participation in civic life, to support and enhance digital media production as a growing industry that supports a continually improving quality of life, and to enable North Coast residents to be among the most media literate people in the world – sharing new ideas and advanced methods to empower local voices for significant positive impact on society.

AH is committed to providing access to communication tools for all residents of Humboldt County regardless of geography, income or skill level. This principle overrides all of the programs of AH. These programs include the operation of four television channels on the local cable line-up, production equipment & facility use for creation of digital media, public computers for development and distribution of digital media, and classes & workshops in the creation, development, distribution and archiving of digital media.

AH is a founding partner in Digital Pathways, a digital media training project committed to developing sustainable training, skill-sharing and workforce development services in collaboration with the Bay Area Video Coalition, the County Workforce Investment Board, the Northern California Indian Development Council and local education institutions. Digital Pathways provides media production vocational skills and practical work experience opportunities for at-risk youth.

Banff + Next Media Conference

June 13, 2010 - June 16, 2010
Lake Louise, Canada

BANFF 2010 Program Highlights include content designed to keep you on the cutting edge of both traditional and multi-platform television programming. Building on the expertise and knowledge of 31 years, BANFF will continue to attract the most prestigious players in the industry while addressing the changing climate of the international marketplace.


October 17, 2009 - October 18, 2009
Washington, DC

On the weekend of October 17th at American University’s campus in Washington DC, NPR, PBS and the AU Center for Social Media will co-host a two-day event that we hope will serve as the kickoff for similar community collaboration events around the country. PublicMediaCamp is going to be organized as an unconference - an event without a rigid, top-down programmatic structure, with the sessions organized by the participants themselves.

Transmission Project