News - Community Media
MNN is pleased to announce our successful transition to the latest version of Community Media Drupal (CMD). This end-to-end open source media management database was built in collaboration with a national network of Community Media Centers, both large and small, and sets us up to facilitiate producer-to-producer interactions, online reservations and class registration, and many more features.
CMD development was truly a team effort and we benefitted from assistance with testing, coding, documenting and organizing. Developers Kevin Reynen of A Little Help Hosting, Mark Libkuman and Eric Goldhagen of Openflows Community Technology Lab created a CMD setup that enables staff to manage producers, programing, digital and physical media, class signups, producer reservations and scheduling all the show on our Morpheus TV server. We also used the services of CivicActions.
This was a daunting task for an organization like MNN, which has 40+ staff and a huge inventory of 8,000 items spread across two locations. The system had to incorporate our seven studios, several classes a week, four 24/7 public...
Great, news everyone: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes has announced its 2014 partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts and their upcoming deadlines for electronic media and film grants:
Presentation Funds grants offer partial support to non-profit organizations located in New York State for in-person appearances by independent artists working in moving image media and sound art, including video, digital and computer-based works. Application deadlines: December 1, 2013; April 1, 2014; August 1, 2014.
Finishing Funds grants provide support to New York State artists for the completion (post-production) of film, video, sound, new media and Web-based art. Awards are made annually and range from $500 to $2,500. Application deadline: February 1, 2014.
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Great news! We’re excited to release two brand-new election specials, the latest phase of MNN’s Race2Represent, a multimedia, multi-platform initiative providing New York voters with unprecedented access to hyperlocal coverage of the 2013 races.
Today we unveiled “Your City, Your Issues” and “Your District, Your Issues,” expert panel discussions exploring the 2013 races for mayor, comptroller, public advocate and City Council and the issues on voters’ minds as they head to the polls. Both specials are moderated by Ben Max, founder of DecideNYC.com, a popular new website providing voters in the five boroughs comprehensive information on local contests and candidates.