The Community Media Policy Working Group submitted the Policy Proposals it developed based on the survey and focus group data collected in the fall of 2015 and for which it collected feedback at the Community Media Convergence--to the CRTC's on-going review of local and community TV on Tuesday, January 5th. The Proposals can be found with the Values statements published prior to the Community Media Convergence in Appendix B of the Group's submission to the CRTC below.
Ottawa (Nov. 25) Five winners took home trophies in eight categories at Canada's first Community Multimedia Festival last night.
Since the Community Media Festival was held as part of the Community Media Convergence, a three-day event at Carleton University celebrating community media on all platforms (TV, radio, online and gaming), the categories emphasized the values and goals at the heart of community media rather than technical characteristics or genres. The categories and winners were:
(Ottawa, Nov. 20) If you're not one of the lucky folk actually 'converging' here this weekend in Ottawa from coast to coast to coast participate in the Community Media Convergence, Canada's first cross-sectoral converation about emerging trends in community media, you can still participate!
You can watch the panels taking place in all three conference rooms in our online "Conference Rooms" here:
"(Ottawa) Nov. 11, 2015 With less than two weeks to go, things are heating up in the community media world, with the first ever gathering of community media practitioners from all sectors (community TV, community radio, community online media such as The Media Co-op and gamers) at Carleton University Nov. 22-24th.
(Ottawa, Nov. 6) The Community Media Policy Working Group submitted the report Community Media in the Digital Age: Relic or Renewal? and its draft Values statement regarding community media to the CRTC's review of its community TV policy (CRTC 2015-421).