As the world continues to change, we are adapting with it. We continue to serve our community, to support civic engagement and media making, and to share vital local programming on our channels, radio station, and online. No matter that we all work in our homes, separated by miles and connected by cables. The Media Factory stays here for you. Please consider making a donation today to support community media.
When 2020 began, folks at the Media Factory anticipated a year of interesting challenges. Little did we know what was coming in March, when our state went into lockdown for COVID-19.
We pivoted quickly to amplifying vital information with a news ticker on our channels and social media announcements. Our production staff were trained on remote recording workflows, and were covering as many municipal meetings as before, if not more. The education department developed online workshops and events to connect with community producers at home, and by the summer coordinated a statewide collaborative film project designed with social distancing in mind. All this work was distributed on our channels and our new website, which launched early in order to provide a continuity of communication and information for the public.
Now, as the world continues to change, we are adapting with it. We aim to continue to serve our community, to support civic engagement and media making, and to share vital local programming on our channels, radio station, and online. No matter that we all work in our homes, separated by miles and connected by cables. The Media Factory stays here for you.
COLLECTING A YEAR OF MEMORIES
Every week this year provided a new opportunity to innovate to meet the needs of our community and grow as an organization.
At times we did so much that it was difficult to remember what we accomplished the month before. So we put together this timeline, spoke with our staff, and asked community producers to share their reflections.
MEDIA FACTORY TIMELINE MARCH - DECEMBER 2020
We put together this timeline of Media Factory community media activities and accomplishments from the year since the Governor's covid-19 address in March. This timeline works best on desktop. If on mobile, view activities by swiping left, tapping on events, and scrolling through each event.
Data and staff interviews compiled by the UVM Public Communications Action Team.
Please consider supporting our work for the year to come by making a donation to fund our online education program, tech support for producers, radio programming, and whatever comes next. If you have benefited from our work this year, and have the capacity to give, please do. The more support we have, the more we can be here for you for the long haul.