John Donovan

Newton MA
I served as the Director of Operations at Cambridge Community Television for ten years.
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July 19, 2011 - 6:32pm This space is for sharing information amongst the training department staff. read more
November 10, 2009 - 11:02am An audio interview with Blue and Ruth conducted in the fall of 2007 at CCTV. Blue and Ruth kindly agreed to be interviewed for a radio feature story I was producing as a grad student at Emerson College about why Public Access still matters in the age of YouTube. Blue spoke candidly about his dreams and life's work and about his lady Ruth. This interview has never previously been released. Photo credit: read more
January 2, 2008 - 5:37pm In this 11-minute NPR-style feature story, reporter John Donovan visits CCTV to find out why community media still matters in an age when so many people are uploading video directly to the Internet through video portals like YouTube. John Donovan submitted this piece as his final audio project for a Graduate Audio Production course at Emerson College in the Fall of 2007. read more
August 29, 2007 - 9:00pm Enjoy this 30-minute interview with Leonard Baynes, communications law scholar at St. John's University, about the problems of minority representation and participation in American mass media and what needs to be done about it. read more
July 25, 2007 - 2:39pm Enjoy this 30-minute interview with Sharon Lamb, co-author of the book "Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes." read more
May 8, 2007 - 9:39pm Enjoy these excerpts from an interview with Jonathan Lawson, Executive Director of Reclaim the Media. This video is part of the sixth episode of the media literacy series called "Critical Focus." It airs live on Thursday, May 10th, at 8:00 p.m. EST and streamed live at read more
May 4, 2007 - 3:51pm CCTV invites area residents to join the live studio audience for the latest edition of the “Critical Focus” TV series which it is co-producing with Somerville Community Access Television (SCAT). This episode, in which an expert panel offers practical tips and strategies for “Changing the Media,” airs this Thursday, May 10th, from 8:00-9:00 p.m., live from CCTV’s studios in Central Square Cambridge. Call John Donovan at 617-661-6900 to reserve your spot in the studio audience where you’ll be able to see a real-life TV program being made and have the opportunity to ask your questions of the panelists on set. Those who would rather watch from home can view the program on cable channel 10 in Cambridge or cable channel 3 in Somerville, or over the Internet at The first five episodes of this series have put the media under a microscope and looked at it through a variety of lenses. This last episode takes a different tack, focusing on how concerned citizens can productively convert these media critiques into fruitful actions that begin to change the media. A terrific panel of experts will reveal tips and strategies for both general audiences who are... read more
May 4, 2007 - 12:43pm Enjoy this short video offering practical tips for changing the media. This video will be part of the sixth episode of "Critical Focus" which airs live on Thursday, May 10th from 8-9 p.m. EST. read more