NCTV MEDIA LITERACY MONTH 2016 WRAP-UP
NCTV celebrated its 2nd Annual Media Literacy Month during the month of September, and it was greeted with mixed success. This special month-long event included interactive events, workshops, media screenings, and free walk-in tech help hours. The four workshops this year included Media Literacy Basics, Clicking Trickery, Social Media, and Copyright Primer. The screenings were both of the film "Eyes Wide Open: This Is Media". We also hosted our 2nd Annual Public Service Announcement Day, an event for which we invited local government and non-profit organizations to come into the studio to make free video public service announcements. Unfortunately, the workshops and screenings were not as well-attended as we hoped aside from a small handful of people. However, PSA Day was a great success and welcomed nine groups from in and around the area. Our free Walk-In Tech Help hours were also well-attended and brought in a wave of new members!
If you're interested in seeing any specific topics, events, or media screenings for next year (and throughout the year), we are always looking for ways to better serve our community, so please contact us at 508-520-2780 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
Founded in 2016 at the non-profit media arts organization BRIC (Brooklyn Information & Culture) in Brooklyn, New York, Community Media Day will be held annually on October 20th starting this year. According to their website, this event will act as "an annual celebration of voices that brings awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media for all individuals" and aims to be "celebrated all throughout the world by anyone who wants to ensure that the media landscape remains inclusive for all TV, film, and mobile device artists." This wide net includes "community media centers, media centers, YouTube artists, anyone who is in support of net neutrality, anyone who believes in free speech," and "anyone who believes in accessible media."
In honor and co-celebration of this special event, we will be hosting our own NCTV Community Media Day 2016. Along with hosting an Open House on the evening of Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM, we are asking for anyone who has been impacted by community media as a participant or viewer (here at NCTV or elsewhere) to submit a video, voice recording, tweet, Facebook post, e-mail, letter, drawing, painting, photograph, or whatever form of creative expression they choose in order to demonstrate why community media is important to them! We can also record anyone's stories or experiences here at the station, so call us at (508) 520-2780 if you would like to schedule a time to do so. (The deadline for submissions is the end of the day on Monday, October 17, 2016, and we would love to hear from you, so act fast!)
After the success of the First National Media Literacy Week in November of 2015, NAMLE (National Association For Media Literacy Education) is sponsoring the upcoming Second National Media Literacy Week 2016 during the first week of November from Monday, October 31, through Friday, November 4, 2016. NCTV will be proudly participating again this year and celebrating the week with our own events. We will be teaching a Media Literacy Basics Workshop on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM and hosting an Open House on the evening of Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7 PM. We will also be hosting free Walk-In Tech Help Hours that week, so stay tuned to our website for updates!