Introducing our new CCTV Groups feature! In an effort to create more participation and more venues for our individuals in our community to connect to each other, we have rolled out this new service which allows anyone to create a private discussion group here on CCTV's website. It's a lot like those other group-like websites and has the same features. This means that you can open a group for anything from video production to bathroom cleaning, choose whether it's public, private or by invitation only, and have your own unique space to write and contribute and share.
CCTV's annual BBQ fundraiser, scheduled for Thursday, September 21st, will feature an auction with a wide variety of exciting items including an official MLB baseball autographed by "Big Papi" David Ortiz- designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox (shown here). A 16 x 20 portrait taken by Cambridge photographer Elsa Dorfman with one of the six Polaroid 20x24 cameras in the world will also be auctioned off at the event. Get a sneak preview of CCTV's auction items. To bid on CCTV's items, you must attend the BBQ.
This year’s Backyard BBQ, scheduled for September 21st, will feature music by the funk & street beat brass band, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemblette. Led by saxophonist Ken Field, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble's debut CD, Year of the Snake, has been named one of the top CDs of the year by the New Orleans Gambit Weekly and New York City NPR affiliate WNYC.
If you are a user of popular video blog websites then you can get your media published on CCTV's website automatically! In an effort to aggregate as much local media pertinent to Cambridge, we are experimenting with ways to automatically publish media about our community from other sources. For now, we will start with www.blip.tv and www.youtube.com.
Create your vlog media and post it on Blip or YouTube. Tag your entry with any terms you want but be sure to include "cctvcambridge" as one of them. This way your entry will automatically be listed on the RSS feed on CCTV's website. We'll frequently promote your entries as first class articles on our front page, especially if your vlog addresses community issues and topics or, well, even if it's just plain cool.
See how it works:
Project Documentary's "Citizen Journalism: Pamphlet to Blog" was written up by a United Kingdom journalism site. I like the description of CCTV as "a US based electronic media public training forum" The text follows the link.
Citizen journalism film released online
Posted: 23 August 2006 By: Oliver Luft
"Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) - a US based electronic media public training forum - has released online an educational video about the history of citizen journalism.
The 15-minute documentary Citizen Journalism: From Pamphlet to Blog is a guide to US citizen journalism through the ages - from Thomas Paine in the 18th century to the more modern hows and whys of being an anti-establishment news hound.
Take a look at all of the neat auction items that will be available at CCTV's 9th Annual Backyard BBQ fundraiser. This year's auction will feature of a wide variety of exciting items including a 16 x 20 portrait taken by Cambridge photographer Elsa Dorfman with one of the six Polaroid 20x24 cameras in the world (shown here).
Cambridge Community Television hosted a three-month class in which CCTV members Darcie DeAngelo, Mayana Leocadio, Matt Landry, Jason Ong, Buz Owen and Amy Mertl with the help of instructors Shaun Clarke and Jason Crow, planned, wrote, shot, edited and distributed a short-form documentary on the subject of Citizen Journalism in a collaborative, citizen-journalism-style environment.
Cast your ballot for democracy, free speech and equal rights by coming to CCTV's 9th Annual Backyard BBQ fundraiser on Thursday, September 21st!
Join us as we honor Nancy Murray, Education Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLU), and Kathy Reddick, President of the Cambridge branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in a celebration of civil rights and civil liberties.
Cambridge Community Television recorded a Gubernatorial Forum on the environment in Massachusetts sponsored by The Sierra Club, the Massashusetts League of Environmental Voters, Environmental League of Massachusetts and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Candidates featured in the discussions are Deval Patrick, Christy Mihos, Chris Gabrieli and Grace Ross, hosted by NPR's Steve Curwood. The recording was made at MIT's Kresge Auditorium on July 12, 2006. You may view the program on our channels in Cambridge, MA, or here on this website by clicking the image.