Julie Adler

CCTV & Cambridge Educational Access
I was lucky enough to have been placed at amazing CCTV as a volunteer through an AmeriCorps VISTA program. I have worked on such projects here as NeighborMedia, SMI, Web Media Help and the Backyard BBQ.
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June 3, 2009 - 8:09pm I love this concept, and it seems the MyWay interface is somewhat user-friendly, but I still can't imagine my own grandmother in her late eighties grasping it. In her assisted living complex - which tends to be a step above a nursing home in terms of the level of its residents' faculties - the computers are very rarely used at all. I'd venture to guess that in this video when the woman is learning the photo function of the site, it's not her first time learning it. read more
May 7, 2009 - 8:55pm read more
May 7, 2009 - 8:48pm Produced at CCTV's Digital Storytelling workshop. flickr photos by: Eden_lys Ziggiau ImageEditor runzan Ivanvlee8 Neeku Nimboo kr4gin (All available under a Creative Commons license.) Music by Gerard Satamian from magnatune.com read more
March 27, 2009 - 6:38pm New from J-Lab's Knight Citizen News Network (KCNN):Interviewing: A Practical Guide for Citizen Journalists read more
March 3, 2009 - 6:59pm Here are links to some digital stories that have been created here in Cambridge in the past: Passport to East Cambridge: Millie CentaniPassport to East Cambridge: Joao Marcos Macedo de AlmeidaPassport to East Cambridge: Mary Poillucci For more great examples, visit the story page at The Center for Digital Storytelling. read more
January 9, 2009 - 12:19pm Thanks to my dad for pointing this article out to me: http://www.economist.com/books/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12591038 Makes me wonder how far off our SMI Media Literacy sessions have been... read more
November 24, 2008 - 12:47am I've been doing some research for a Berkman project called Media Cloud, and I've come across a lot of sad little local news websites, even in big cities like Dallas, TX. Being small community papers and such, they're drastically under-funded, some of the sites not including any content at all other than contacts and advertising info. What I've found so far - and what I'm likely to continue to find even more of as I explore sites in even smaller markets - made me really appreciate this community and in particular, this website. That being said, it's hard to believe that the news station I interned for in college - channel 4 in New York - followed up on the network execs' promise and all but did away with their moniker WNBC. In an effort to get on the hyper-local bandwagon, they're now branded as "NBC New York" and their new website's homepage is unafraid to boast weather, traffic, sports, and goings on around the town instead of anything that could pass as legitimate news - until you scroll down the page. If you want to "send [them] your city pics," search upcoming events or vote in a "quick poll," this is the destination for you. What confuses me most is that this station is part... read more
November 4, 2008 - 8:14pm Click here to see the results from CCTV's first ever "virtual voting" event for Cambridge youth. All videos were recorded by Peabody school 8th-grader Morning Star Lazic. read more
November 3, 2008 - 11:56am Welcome to CCTV Youth Vote '08! Below, you will find videos that feature Cambridge residents under 18 sharing their "virtual vote" with the community. read more
September 17, 2008 - 10:10am Last but not least, the rest of the group to be inducted tomorrow to CCTV's honorary board includes Jeff Lockwood, George Metzger, Professor Charles Ogletree, Nancy Ryan, Ellen Semonoff and Gail Pettiford Willett. In conjunction with their work at our universities, businesses and community institutions, these local professionals have advocated for CCTV in various ways over the course of our 20-year history. Short bios for these six individuals and the rest of the honorary board can be found on the 2008 BBQ homepage. Please join us tomorrow at the BBQ to congratulate these individuals and thank them for their continued efforts to keep CCTV and public access strong. And most importantly, help us celebrate our 20th anniversary with lots of great food, entertainment and bidding! Tickets are $45 for adults; $20 for seniors; $18 for children under 12. All proceeds benefit CCTV's youth and special outreach programs. See you there! read more