Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Brookline Access TV
46 Tappan Street (top floor)
Brookline, MA, USA
Webcast courtesy of BATV and MassAccess
Featured Guests: Chuck Sherwood, Principal, Community Media Visioning, and Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc.; Jeff Hansell, Executive Director, Belmont Media Center; Peter Zawadzki, Executive Director, Brookline Access Television.
Topic: Innovations in community cable access
If you cannot join us in person, please view the live webcast on March 27th online at MassAccess.
Here's a little bit about our featured guests:
Chuck Sherwood has thirty-seven years of experience in the community cable Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) Access and Community Media Center (CMC) field with a focus on management and consulting. As one of the pioneers in the field, he co-founded the Channel L Working Group, Inc., in New York City, one of the first Government Access operations, serving as Executive Producer and the Executive Director. He has been Executive Director of Cincinnati Cable Access Corp. and Cape Cod Community TV.
Chuck has served in Alliance for Community Media (ACM) leadership positions on the Central States and Northeast Region and National Boards of Directors. As part of his involvement with national advocacy associations, Chuck serves as a member of the ACM’s Public Policy Working Group and the Policy and Legal Committee of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. He has organized and spoken at many conferences and workshops dealing with cable, telecom and broadband network infrastructure issues with a focus on how they can be used for community, educational and economic development.
Jeff Hansell and Peter Zawadzki are experienced PEG access directors, both having served as Executive Directors for other Massachusetts access centers as well as at their current venues, Jeff at Malden, Peter in Watertown. Both have served on the board of the Northeast Region of Alliance for Community Media; Jeff has served as its Chair. Jeff has also been a Community Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and studied community organizing under Marshall Ganz at the Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations.
Here's a little bit about the session topic:
This Ethos Roundtable program will focus on innovations in community cable access — what do we need to understand about the vision and the implementation of PEG access over the past thirty years to better understand how we got to where we are and what the possibilities are for where we are going in the future. Instructive new models and experiments will be offered, including recent developments at Brookline Access Television and MyMassTV Network, the statewide access TV distribution network that is a project of MassAccess, the state association of PEG Access Cable TV Centers. The program will also provide an overview of policies and programs that can support on-going and innovative projects such as these.Here are some links that you might want to explore before you participate in the session.
- The Summer 2010 issue of the Community Media Review, guest edited by Chuck Sherwood
- MassAccess, the statewide public, educational, and government (PEG) access network
- In My Opinion: Surviving Language Migration from Telecom to Broadband Policy, by Chuck Sherwood
Please note that there is never any need to reserve a seat at Ethos Roundtable events. Just come if you can, and feel free to invite others. However, since we will be webcasting live, we recommend that you arrive by 4:15 pm on March 27th.
See you in March!