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. Though I now work mostly at Cambridge Educational Access, you can still find me at CCTV teaching...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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November 1, 2008 - 10:14am Too young to vote? Then CCTV is inviting you to computerCENTRAL on Election Night to cast your "virtual vote." In other words, tell us who you would vote for if you could, and we'll record your statement on a Flip mino camera and upload the video to our website while the night is still young. So, grab your friends, and head on down to Central Square so that you, too, can be heard on this momentous day in American politics. Youth Vote 2008 will begin at 5 p.m. on November 4th, and participants are welcome anytime until 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. CCTV is located at 675 Mass Ave. (entrance off Prospect Street). read more
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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
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September 16, 2008 - 11:25am The Board of Directors is an integral part of CCTV, helping to oversee and shape the policies and procedures that allow the station to run smoothly on a daily basis. Eight former board members - Robert Boulrice, Joe Douillette, Fred Fantini, Margaret Lazarus, Dyanne London, Susan Richards, Judy Richardson and Simon Shapiro - as well as one former staffer, Rudy Hypolite, will be inducted into the new honorary board at this Thursday's BBQ due to their impressive history of dedicated service to the organization. Short bios for these individuals and the rest of the honorary board can be found on the 2008 BBQ homepage. Please join us two days from now to help us congratulate these individuals, and thank them for their continued efforts to make CCTV an invaluable community resource, as well as a nationally recognized public access center. And check back tomorrow as we introduce the six other honorary board inductees! read more
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September 15, 2008 - 10:11am Each year, CCTV presents a Leading Role Award to one special individual at the Backyard BBQ. Leading Role Award recipients have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make Cambridge a better place. At this week's BBQ, four Leading Role Award winners from years past will be inducted into CCTV's Honorary Board: Terry Delancey, Exec. Director, Agassiz Neighborhood CouncilSarah Gallop, Co-Director of Government and Community Relations, MITSusan Flannery, Director of Libraries for the City of CambridgeNancy Murray, Director of Education, ACLU of Massachusetts. Short bios for these individuals and the rest of the honorary board can be found on the 2008 BBQ homepage. Please join us three days from now to help us congratulate these four individuals, and thank them for their continued efforts to make this city a great place to live and work. If you don't yet have tickets to the Backyard BBQ, you can purchase them here. And check back over the next few days as we introduce the other sixteen honorary board inductees! read more
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September 11, 2008 - 3:25pm CCTV's Backyard BBQ is now just a week away! You can buy your tickets at the door, or you can purchase them in advance by visiting CCTV or our online store. Where else can you help yourself to a wide selection of the best Cambridge-area cuisine in one sitting? At this year's BBQ, our volunteers will be serving up everything from Redbones' ribs to Four Burgers' veggie burgers, so come hungry and we guarantee you'll leave happy. Check out a full list of participating restaurants here. (Photo: Pit Stop servers get their grill on at the 2006 Backyard BBQ.) read more
September 10, 2008 - 4:10pm Salads & More The Asgard Christopher's Iggy's Bread of the World India Pavilion Harvest Co-op Markets Royal Bengal Restaurant Picante Mexican Grill Royal East The Middle East Restaurant Whole Foods Ribs, Chicken and More Pit Stop Barbeque East Coast Grill Redbones BBQ Rendezvous in Central Square Veggie Burgers Four Burgers Beer, Wine and Softer Drinks 1369 Coffeehouse Cambridge Brewing Company Trader Joe's Dessert Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Dunkin' Donuts Greek Corner Petsi Pies Royal Pastry Extras Central Square Florist The Charles Hotel read more
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September 4, 2008 - 2:50pm Take your pick: A baseball signed by Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia... a RockBand II bundle autographed by the game's developers at Harmonix.. or an autographed photo of Celtics player Rajon Rondo! There's only one place to win these items and many, many more: CCTV's Backyard BBQ on Thursday, Sept. 18th. The silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and it will close at 7:30 that evening. Don't miss your opportunity to score some great items for a great cause. All proceeds benefit CCTV's youth and outreach programs. Buy your tickets now for this special event, and get a sneak peak of the full list of silent auction items here. read more
September 3, 2008 - 2:07pm Simon Shapiro is the co-owner of TAGS Hardware, Porter Square, with his wife Margaret Moran. In addition to being a founding member of the Cambridge Arts Council and the Cambridge Bicycle Committee, he was appointed to the founding board of CCTV two years prior to the opening of the first studio at One Kendall Square. He is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Somerville. read more
September 3, 2008 - 2:06pm Ellen Semonoff has served as the Assistant City Manager for Human Services for the City of Cambridge since 2004. Her responsibilities include leadership and day-to-day management of City’s twenty-one million dollar Human Services Department, including childcare programs, community and youth programs, substance abuse programs, services for homeless residents, workforce development programs, recreation programs, fuel assistance and summer nutrition programs, services to and programs for seniors and disabled residents. read more
September 3, 2008 - 2:05pm Nancy Ryan retired in 2006 as Executive Director of the Cambridge Women’s Commission after serving for 25 years. She was President of the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts from 2004 to 2008 and has been a member of its Board for 18 years. She lives in Cambridge. read more
September 3, 2008 - 2:05pm Nancy Ryan retired in 2006 as Executive Director of the Cambridge Women’s Commission after serving for 25 years. She was President of the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts from 2004 to 2008 and has been a member of its Board for 18 years. She lives in Cambridge. read more

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