Clodagh Drummey

Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge MA
I am CCTV's Associate Director of Programs and Development. I work with CCTV's technology outreach programs and help raise funds to support them. If you are interested in learning about CCTV's work in the community, please contact me.
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May 7, 2015 - 1:33pm While most of us have tried to block this winter's snow from our memories, School Year Production Program Participant Yanka Petri made this video based on the colors she saw while shooting in between storms. read more
April 15, 2015 - 4:32pm CCTV's proposal, Vote Strong: The Cambridge Voter Portal, has been chosen as one of 45 semi-finalists in the 2015 Knight News Challenge. There were over 1000 entries in the challenge, which asks the question "How might we better inform voters and increase civic participation before, during and after elections?" We have until Monday, April 20 at 5pm to refine the proposal - the Knight team will then review each of the 45 semi-finalists, choose finalists and conduct interviews..... Please read our proposal here; if you have questions or suggestions, please create an account and post your comments publicly. We hope that the Cambridge Voter Portal will encourage more people to get involved and get out to vote! read more
March 22, 2015 - 7:49pm Lunchtime Lectures are free one hour sessions that offer nonprofit professionals a chance to learn about technology tools that will enhance their nonprofit communications. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Workshops are two hour, hands-on classes in which attendees will be able to apply the skills they’ve learned at the Lunchtime Lectures to their own nonprofit goals. Instructors will lead attendees on a deeper dive into the material, workshopping individuals’ drafted collateral as a group to strengthen skills and tighten communications. There is a $25 registration fee for CCTV Organizational Members, and a $50 registration fee for non-members. Registration is required. Contact Clodagh Drummey at or 617 401 4005 to register. April Lunchtime Lecture: Writing Compelling Press Releases Thursday, April 2nd, 12:00PM - 1:00PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 1PM) Free In this lecture we will review the key elements of a press release – who, what, where, why and when -– and then dive deeper to discuss what makes a pitch compelling. We’ll discuss what makes a story newsworthy, an essential element for getting coverage of your nonprofit.... read more
February 26, 2015 - 1:21pm Agenda 9:00-9:30am: Breakfast and Networking, Sponsored by Whole Foods Market 9:30-11:00am: Google For Nonprofits Presentation by Curt Fennell of Google 11:00-11:30am: An Overview of CCTV’s Nonprofit Resource Center Staff members from nonprofits and city departments serving Cambridge can register here: Google for Nonprofits This seminar, taught by Google team member Curt Fennell, will cover Google products and services that are free for nonprofit organizations, through Google for Nonprofits. Learn how to communicate your agency’s mission, impact and solicitations in the clearest and most powerful way, using these free digital tools. Google for Nonprofits provides organizations with: Free access to the Google Apps suite including Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive Storage in the cloud: 30GB of storage across Gmail and Google Drive The ability to stay connected from anywhere; and securely access data anywhere 24/7 support; no hardware, no updates You will learn how to reach and engage supporters with Google Adwords. With Google Ad Grants (AdWords for nonprofits), you can: Promote your organization’s website on Google with in... read more
February 5, 2015 - 11:20am CCTV offers a variety of training programs that offer computer training to people over 50. Each week on Monday from 1 pm- 3 pm, CCTV hosts Computers for People Over 50, which provides computer training and support from patient and knowledgeable volunteers. This program is designed to meet the needs and interests of each participant. People with varying levels of computer experience are welcome to attend. During each session at 2 pm, we offer a short 15-30 minute mini-lesson. Click here to see the schedule of mini lessons for the winter. No registration is required. In addition, this winter, CCTV has organized an assortment of classes for people over 50. Read on for class descriptions. Internet Security and Privacy for Seniors ($10 member price, $15 non-member price) Friday, February 27th 1PM - 3PM In this class you’ll learn tips for safeguarding your privacy online. We’ll discuss password best practices and how to navigate privacy settings on popular sites. We’ll also explore the ways companies track you online and how to limit data collected about you. To register, contact Allison Rodriguez at 617 401 4009 or Getting Started with Gmail ($10 member... read more
January 29, 2015 - 11:59am The teens have been hard at work on their short films, but the clock is ticking. For many, this will be their first screening, and as they review rough cuts of each other’s work, excited side conversations fill the room. “When you’re confronted with such a vast problem like climate change, how do you feel about it?” Susan Fleischmann, Executive Director of Cambridge Community TV, asks the group of teens gathered in the classroom. They have just screened one documentary that explores the future of climate change. “Do you feel discouraged?” she adds, “Or do you feel hopeful?” As the teens consider Fleischman’s question, one replies, “I’ll be dead by the time the changes start to show, so it doesn’t matter.” “Yes, but your children will be alive,” another shoots back. One young lady raises her hand. “I feel discouraged about the kind of change we can make individually. But I also feel like if we work together, we might be able to do something to make a difference.” CCTV's School Year Production Program is an after school media arts and work experience that provides teens with hands on training to produce high quality media. Teens work together to develop their voices as... read more
January 5, 2015 - 12:49pm There are 2 more classes left in the Social Media for Artists Training Series, offered in collaboration with the Cambridge Art Association and with funding from Massachusetts Cultural Council. For those who register before 1/7, a reduced rate is available. To register, contact Allison Rodriguez, 617-401-4009. Members of CCTV or CAA may also register here; non-members may register here. Networking and Resume Building for Artists: How LinkedIN Works SPECIAL RATE THRU 1/7- $10 for Members & Non-Members Wednesday, January 7th 6:00PM - 9:00PM at Cambridge Community Television 438 Massachusetts Avenue In this three-hour workshop, learn how to use the world's largest professional networking site to showcase your career as an artist. We'll cover how to create a dynamic profile and how to connect with fellow artists, curators and gallerists. Participants must bring a copy of their arts resume. Social Media Strategy: Creating and Maintaining Your Online Presence SPECIAL RATE THRU 1/7- $5 for Members & Non-Members Thursday, January 15th 6:30PM - 8:30PM at Cambridge Art Association 25 Lowell Street Okay, so you've got your website, your facebook page, your twitter account, etc.... read more
December 28, 2014 - 6:24pm This year, in an effort to further enhance learning and career development goals, Youth Media Program teens are exploring STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts in the films they create. For their final project this semester, teens are profiling academics and organizations that are working to educate the community about the effects of climate change. Last week, students interviewed Sara Snow from Mothers Out Front, David Morimoto from Friends of the Alewife Reservation, and Chris Neil from the Department of Public Works. Please consider making a donation to support the Youth Media Program and our efforts to support STEM learning. read more
December 21, 2014 - 7:34pm Teen who advance through the Youth Media Program have an opportunity to take on leadership roles as Youth Trainers. This fall, Jose and Wilgens, college students who joined the program during high school, are Youth Trainers, acting as mentors to their peers. Wilgens is studying at New England Institute of Art, and Jose is in his second year at Mass Bay College. Both Jose and Wilgens are interested pursuing careers in media and communications, and are working with Youth Media Program staff to build a portfolio of their work. Please consider making a donation to support the Youth Media Program today. read more
December 16, 2014 - 7:00am We have developed a very SHORT survey to gather information on ways CCTV can better meet the communications and technology needs of local non-profits and city departments. The survey deadline is this Friday, December 19. It is our hope to launch a variety of NEW trainings and services in 2015. Please click here and take 3-5 minutes to complete our short survey. read more
December 15, 2014 - 12:00am In the dynamic Youth Media Program, Cambridge teens create media about who they are and the community in which they live. In paid positions as media artists, teens gain valuable work experience and build skills needed to succeed in future educational and career opportunities including critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills. This year, we are working with Cambridge Savings Bank to offer financial literacy training for our teens. Evan Diamond, Cambridge Savings Bank's Financial Education Manager, came to CCTV last Thursday to facilitate the first training which provided an overview of budgeting and saving. Gaining financial literacy will help our teens manage their money now, and also benefit them as they transition into adulthood. Please consider making a donation to support the Youth Media Program today. read more
December 5, 2014 - 7:51pm The Cambridge Police Department is hosting its first "Coffee with a Cop" event THIS Saturday from 2-4p at 1369 Coffeehouse in InmanSquare. They are inviting community members to come by anytime between 2-4p, grab a cup of delicious coffee, ask questions, bring concerns or simply get to know their police officers. read more
December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm Having been involved with the Youth Media Program for more than one year, Yanka has completed a number of films. Last fall, for Yanka's first project, she produced a personal narrative about her brother. "I like to talk about people who are special to me," she explained. This semester, Yanka had the opportunity to focus her project on another person in her life-- a close family friend who is struggling with vision loss. "A few months back, he sent me an essay about himself and his experience losing his vision. I thought his story was really interesting, so I called him, and asked him if I could record his voice telling the story." Yanka is excited about this project, but is also challenged by it. For all of her past assignments, Yanka went into the field with a camera to collect images and video footage. "For this project, I need to use found footage. I am trying to find the right images, and it is really hard," Yanka explained. Through the project, Yanka is learning new research skills, how to be creative, and developing problem solving skills. "This project is hard, but I will finish it," Yanka resolved. Please consider making a donation to support the Youth Media Program... read more
December 3, 2014 - 6:34am Thank you to everyone who joined in on our #GivingTuesday campaign! We exceeded our goal for the day, securing more than $1800 for our vibrant Youth Media Program! Thank you to all of you who have supported our #GivingTuesday efforts: Diane Andronica, Robert Bonazoli, The Camera Company, Catherine Carr Kelly, Susan Corcoran, Donna Davis, John Donovan, Clodagh Drummey, Sean Effel, Susan Fleischmann, Ellen Grabiner, CherryAnn Goodridge, Jeffrey Hansell, Joyce Kauffman, Michael Kuhn, Alan Marotta, Tom Meek, Beverly Mire, Judith Nathans, Judith Prager, Allison Rodriguez, Nancy Ryan, Julie Shaw, Rachael Solem. The Youth Media Program educates, empowers and inspires Cambridge teens to create media about who they are and the community in which they live in paid positions as media artists. Participants learn important job skills and gain knowledge of educational and career opportunities. read more
December 2, 2014 - 7:00am #GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate giving and transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday seeks to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes that they believe in. In honor of #GivingTuesday, CCTV is seeking to raise $1,288 over the next 12 hours to support an additional teen in our Youth Media Program. That is just a little over $100 every hour. Please help us reach our goal! The Youth Media Program educates, empowers and inspires Cambridge teens to create media about who they are and the community in which they live in paid positions as media artists. Participants learn important job skills and gain knowledge of educational and career opportunities. We need friends like YOU to reach this goal. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to support the Youth Media Program. Thank you for your continued support of Cambridge Community Television! Thank you to all of you who have supported our #GivingTuesday efforts so far: Robert Bonazoli, The Camera Company, Catherine Carr Kelly,... read more
November 24, 2014 - 1:17pm We are so very thankful to all of you who been involved with Cambridge Community Television this year. Because of your desire to learn and share your voice, or to support those who do, the Cambridge community is a more vibrant place. Each year, our cable channels feature 24,000 hours of programming in 10 languages that celebrate our city and its rich and diverse culture. We offer an extensive array of computer and media production classes, as well as special services and educational programs to support youth, seniors, and non-profit organizations. We could not do what we do without the support of the community. If you have not already done so this year, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to support Cambridge Community Television, YOUR community media center. read more
November 16, 2014 - 12:44pm Each year, the Youth Media Program educates, empowers and inspires Cambridge teens to create media about who they are and the community in which they live. This year, we are in need of assistance to fund our growing school year program and we are asking friends like YOU to help! Our goal is to raise $16,744 to support stipends for 13 youth during the school year. We are 74% of the way to our end-of-the-year fundraising goal and with your support, we know we can reach it! Help us educate, empower and inspire young people by engaging them in jobs as media artists! Why Career Development Matters Teens participating in the Youth Media Program learn important job skills and gain knowledge of educational and career opportunities. "I am learning how to be responsible and manage my own money." "I am learning about possible careers." "I am thinking of pursuing a career in digital media or film production so my experience here will help with that." Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to support the Youth Media Program. Thank you for your continued support of Cambridge Community Television! read more
November 11, 2014 - 7:25pm Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV that seeks to teach individuals over 50 how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. The trainings are designed to teach participants Internet skills according to their interest and experience. Participants can learn things like how to search the world wide web, send and receive email, share photos and videos, pay bills online, and more! The next Age Engage session is scheduled for November 14 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please contact Clodagh Drummey at or 617 401 4005 to register. Registration is required! read more
November 9, 2014 - 6:59pm I feel very lucky to have found CCTV when I did. In the fall of 2008 I wanted to start a new career in video production and post production. I was a writer, a musician, a painter, and a point-and-shoot photographer, but had very little experience in film or video. A friend suggested I become a "Belive" intern at CCTV. "Belive? CCTV?" I lived outside Cambridge. CCTV was off my radar. A Cambridge resident sponsored me and I started my internship. In classes at CCTV I learned a variety of camera, lighting, sound, editing and studio techniques. The staff was always available to answer my interminable questions. Working on CCTV productions I acquired practical studio, field production, and editing experience. CCTV was my springboard into professional workshops and employment. I now work regularly as a freelancer; shooting, editing and assisting a growing client list including production houses nationwide. CCTV teaching alumni and members are still great supporters and collaborators of mine. I'm grateful for what I learned at CCTV. Now, in a position to offer modest financial support, I'm hoping to grow my contributions over time. I know from my own experience that... read more
November 2, 2014 - 1:35pm Innovation in My Backyard, launched in 2011 with support from Novartis, is an effort to further enhance the Youth Media Program's career development goals by involving teens in the production of videos about different industries and career opportunities, particularly related to science, technology, engineering and math. This summer, Biogen Idec, Draper Laboratory and Novartis provided funding to this initiative. Youth Media Program teens interviewed professionals from these organizations, as well as from Amgen and Nuvu, and produced two powerful films. "Steam Powered Education," produced by Giovanni Jajoute, Sam Hermon and Abdullah Gheraissa, looks at the importance of educational programs that fuse arts and science. Melat Kassa, Priya Joyce and Samantha Liu's documentary, "A New Frame of Mind," was recognized at the Interlochen Center for the Arts' Future of Cinema Film Festival last weekend and explores women in science. There are THREE ways to watch "A New Frame of Mind" and other media created during the Innovation in My Backyard initiative: 1. On CCTV's Channel 9 at the following times: -Fridays between Nov 14 & Dec 5 @ 6 PM -Saturdays between Nov 15 & Dec 6 @ 8... read more