Susan Fleischmann

Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge MA
I have been involved in community media since 1976, working to ensure that everyone has access to the tools and technologies needed to participate in civic life. I joined the staff of Cambridge Community Television when it opened in 1988, and became Executive Director in 1993. I was honored with...
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April 19, 2011 - 4:26pm Today, the staff took a field trip to see the progress at CCTV's new home. Much of the HVAC ductwork is now hanging from the ceiling, the steel is almost completely installed, and the isolated floor slab in the front of the building, under the two live studios, should be poured by the end of this week! read more
April 11, 2011 - 7:55pm CCTV staffer Marissa Acosta is producing an evolving promo about CCTV's new facility. In the first episode, she recorded me (ok, I am not quitting my day job to be an actress) introducing our new space. Today, she and her son Alistair worked with Renato on Part II...stay tuned... read more
April 11, 2011 - 7:19pm Nominees to the Cambridge Community Television Members Advisory Committee 2011 Erik Brown, current computerCENTRAL intern “ I feel that my personal history and connection to the city of Cambridge gives me an important “ homegrown” perspective toward the community that fosters an extra element of pride as far as my hometown is concerned. Being an intern in the advanced media lab as well as being involved in production groups at CCTV gives me a unique member/staff look into what is going in the community of CCTV. I am looking to improve communication between staff and members so as to improve the overall community of CCTV.” Ann Cowan, past MAC member and MAC Representative to the Board, ACLU, NOW, MIT Folk Dance Club “ AS CCTV provides a Free Speech voice for many in the Cambridge Community, I believe it is important for me to help it retain and project that voice. I have served on the MAC and many other organization Boards and understand and am particularly concerned to maintain a Free Speech voice for ordinary citizens. As a student and producer at CCTV over 13 years, I know it pretty well. My contacts with the City Councilors and other politicians might be of use. I would like to... read more
April 11, 2011 - 7:11pm Who knew? Major construction cannot start without STEEL! So, the steel was delivered last week - it is needed to prop up the 2nd floor around where the floor will be removed for the main studio - you see, we need the ceiling height in the studio to be high enough for the lighting grid and acoustic baffles, so...we're taking the 2nd floor out! Steel will also be used to hold up the isolated floor slab in the main studio as well as the two live studios...why isolated floor slabs? Because the subway runs right underneath us, and you can imagine recording a talk show and having the subway rumble underneath, just when you are getting to the good part! Stay tuned for more construction updates! read more
April 11, 2011 - 1:17pm There are three two-year seats available.Angel Aiguier, current member of CCTV Board of Directors, former MAC member, Lincoln Way Housing Tenant Board, Norfolk Housing Cooperative Board “I have been a member of CCTV, since around 2005. I served on the MAC for 3 years, then moved on to serve on the Board of Directors for several terms. “I have been a producer at CCTV all this time, in between serving on these various committees and other groups at CCTV. And look forward to doing many more productive things in the coming years, as always, doing what I do best, helping to spread the word and works of CCTV. “I feel that as a CCTV producer in Radio and TV programs, as well as a constant recruiter and assistant to other producers and members here, I have brought a continued solid foundation of what a member and board director should do, for this valuable community we have here at CCTV, the Voice and Vision of Cambridge. Being on the Board of Directors, has been a asset in my life, and a constant learning experience, and has brought me closer to the Core Values of what we all are striving to do in the Nurturing and Cultivating of our Community Television media Center. I am learning... read more
April 11, 2011 - 1:13pm Article Three, Section 2: Tenure and Qualifications of Directors From: The governing body of the Corporation shall be a Board of Directors consisting of thirteen (13) persons including two persons selected by and from the Members Advisory Committee To: The governing body of the Corporation shall be a Board of Directors consisting of not more than eighteen (18) persons including two persons selected by and from the Members Advisory Committee Delete: The City Manager shall appoint the initial Board of Directors. Thereafter the Directors will be elected in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of this Article. Except for the initial Board of Directors, Retain: Directors shall be elected for terms of two years in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of this Article. Delete: The City Manager may appoint four members to an initial term of two years, four members to an initial term of three years, and four members to an initial term of four years. From: All Directors must meet the eligibility requirements for membership To: Those Directors elected by the membership of CCTV must be eligible for membership in CCTV. In cases where the Board requires specific expertise that it... read more
April 9, 2011 - 9:35am Former CCTV staffer Elisa Kreisinger presented on the FaIr Use panel at the National Conference on Media Reform today. She blogs as Pop Culture Pirate. read more
April 8, 2011 - 11:27am Nicole Belanger, CCTV's Community Media and Technology Coordinator, spoke on a panel on citizen journalism today at the National Conference for Media Reform. She introduced CCTV's NeighborMedia program, amid others from Oakland Local, The UpTake, the Rapidian and People's Production House. Many of the NeighborMedia correspondents attended, too. read more
April 7, 2011 - 1:25pm The host of the nationally syndicated news program Democracy NOW! wants YOU to support CCTV's Capital Campaign. Hear what Amy Goodman has to say about CCTV. read more
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March 29, 2011 - 9:21am CCTV Newsletter April-June 2011 read more
March 27, 2011 - 6:22pm The Center for Social Media at American University has published some very helpful guides to best practices in fair use in on-line media and documentaries. Check them out next time you have a question about whether you can legally use that clip in your production! read more
March 26, 2011 - 9:24am Recent events around the globe have heightened the public’s hunger for alternative sources of news. Cambridge Community Television is dedicated to bringing Cambridge audiences a wide range of news and current affairs programming dealing with local, national and international issues. Beginning April 1st, CCTV will show Al-Jazeera English News, GritTV, and the Riz Khan Show, joining the ever-popular Democracy Now!, a staple at CCTV for over ten years. The schedule is: Al-Jazeera – D.C. Bureau Monday through Friday at 10:00pm Channel 9 Independent global news reports from the Washington D.C. bureau of Al-Jazeera English language network. GritTV Monday through Friday at 9:00am on Channel 9 GRITtv is a daily, 30-minute discussion for people who want to make a difference. Incorporating viewer-submitted content, grassroots activism, and a positive, progressive message that aims to go beyond the one-way format of traditional media, GRITtv talks to the people commercial media ignore. Independent filmmakers and journalists, activists, and the smartest thinkers and doers of our time are part of the conversation. The Riz Khan Show Monday through Friday at 9:30am on Channel 9 The Riz Khan... read more
March 20, 2011 - 7:29pm It is March 20, 2011, and construction will start tomorrow in CCTV's new home. Use your imagination as you take this tour, and stay tuned for updates as we watch the progress. read more
March 8, 2011 - 4:21pm I am excited about all of the exposed brick in the new facility - I think it is warm, and gives a nice feeling of the cross between an old industrial building and a modern technology center. This photo is a look at the Teen Work and Learning Center with the new classroom beyond. The brick walls are being sandblasted this week, and I can't wait to see what they look like! read more
March 3, 2011 - 4:31pm Reverend Irene Monroe Byron Rushing Sidewalk Sam Tim Rowe Elisabet de los Pinos Bobby Tines and Tracy Rose Officer Crowley Whitey Daniliuk Joanne Chang Mint Julep owners read more
February 28, 2011 - 2:45pm This group contains all of the work within the online Staff Handbook. The handbook is a collection of articles written by CCTV staff to permanently store important information, policies and procedures. Site users who are members of this group can see and edit the staff handbook. Removing individuals from this group does not remove the articles they wrote. read more
February 27, 2011 - 6:53pm Take a peak at CCTV's new home (more photos here)- MIT has finished their base building work and we have the keys! Our construction will begin next week! There will be a "groundbreaking" ceremony in May and by mid-June, we will be moving over. We should be fully in at 438 Massachusetts Avenue by the beginning of July! read more