The AcccessLocal.tv “Word Press” aggregated web site is growing the community of local digital content contributors.
- Two youth media organizations (SEVA and TOY) are now linked to the web site with thousands of videos available “on-demand”: AccessLocal.tv is linked to The Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium’s (SECC) Sacramento Educational Video Awards (SEVA) 2009-present and the Tower of Youth on-line digital media dating back 15 years.
- The local NPO “Doc School”, now posts their new teen produced documentary films created in partnership with The Nonprofit Resource Center.
- The Sacramento Press, SacPress.com, opens their free training classes to our community reporters and assigns college journalism interns to help author new South Sacramento stories and mentor new writers.
- Cosumnes River College Broadcasting Department uploads student created video from their South Sacramento campus.
- Burbank High School students post “Titan TV” newscasts to the web site twice per week.
- A full-time “community reporter & mentor” position to curate new digital media for AccessLocal.tv has been created through funds provided by an additional grant from The California Endowment. Isaac Gonzalez meets regularly with NNB participants.
- The Sacramento Public Library is posting new content from their “Alt+Library” workshop series. New video content is now being planned.
- AccessLocal.tv is now a platform for SLOAN, a new local, online, advertising forum created by Macer Media, the founders and owners of SacPress.com.
Together, we have created an opportunity to link together public, educational, and government digital content to one, easy to use, online platform. Together, we share this content with local major media organizations, enhancing their news gathering operations. We have a long-term goal. Over the next three years, we will continue to expand these opportunities and institutional partners, reaping Countywide benefits from Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Television Commission’s investment – training and connecting the “storytellers” of our wonderfully diverse communities, encouraging them to share their voices with the online world. Overcoming stubborn obstacles of illiteracy, old technology, and lack of training, the NNB Project continues to succeed, serving previously underserved South Sacramento residents. In the coming months, we hope to spread this success story Countywide.