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ACM West features AccessLocal.TV by Foxyea

Reno NV: Over the weekend community media enthusiasts from all over the western United States, along with a few from the east, gathered in Reno Nevada for the Alliance for Community Media Western Region Conference. The ACM West oversees the prestigious WAVE Awards, which are awarded to Community Access television and film producers for their work in a wide range of categories. Along with the award ceremony, the conference hosts workshops on a variety of community media related topics. This year, Kristian Manoff from Foxyea Web Media spoke at two of the workshops in which AccessLocal.TV Beta was featured. Along with WordPress MU, Buddypress and VideoPress, the workshops also covered Miro

Community, a great way to aggregate video from multiple web sources into a single RSS Media feed. Another popular topic of the conference was the emergence of Neighborhood News as a way to incorporate citizen reporting into community media centers the way that Access Sacramento is doing with their Neighborhood News Bureaus program. Development is underway for the next release of AccessLocal.TV, which will continue to bring together all of these technologies and concepts into a Hyper-Local focused web media system.

AccessLocal.TV Beta Released!

Access Sacramento continues to gather support for their Neighborhood News project. In a recent move prompted by a consultation with the CSUS Digital Media department, the domain name was changed from AsIsOnline.TV to AccessLocal.TV.

“We liked AccessLocal.TV because it communicates what we are doing, stewarding media access to Sacramento’s South County area.” Said Ron Cooper, Executive Director.

While the project is initially focusing on the South County area, due to its ethnic diversity and lower economic demographic, the site will feature content from all over California, and beyond. Check out the beta site at:

http://accesslocal.tv/blogs

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