Dan Gillmor, Media Futurist and Journalist 04/08/2013

The Vermont Journalism Trust and sponsor internationally known e-journalist, author and speaker Dan Gillmor, addressing 'Transparency in Government and Business in the New World of Social Media and Journalism'.

Dan Gillmor is an international expert on citizen journalism and new media. He writes a column about new media and technology for The Guardian, and he is the author of two books about the way in which the Web has transformed the power dynamic between the public and the media. The goal of his latest book and ongoing project, Mediactive, reflects his “strong belief that we need to turn media ‘consumers’ into active (even activist) users instead of passive receptacles.”

Common Good Vermont: Data Visualization, Edward Tufte Style 04/02/2013

Edward Tufte is widely recognized as the thought leader in the visual representation of data. A statistician, Yale Professor and a sculptor, Tufte's recent work and major publications can be reviewed at CCTV staff recently attended a day-long Tufte lecture, "Presenting Data and Information". Lauren-Glenn Davitian summarizes his salient points, including the six principles of design, web-based and print based examples of elegant information presentation, and the moral and ethical nature of presenting and consuming non-fiction data and information.

Local Media Show: Tribute to Doug Chioffi. Data Visualization 04/02/2013

Lauren-Glenn Davitian hosts the local media show interviewing media makers, creators and consummers as well as introducing the audience to new media information.  This month we tribute long time friend of Channel 17, Doug Chioffi who passed away at the age of 67 on March 9, 2013.  Doug worked passionately at Channel 17 as a field producer for a number of years and then contnued to be one of the most ardent viewers of channel 17 programming for years on. His missing presence is felt.

Short Clip During the Williston Selectboard Channel Update 03/11/2013

Short Clip During the Williston Selectboard Channel Update                                                                                                                                             

The Selectboard is a five member elected board. There are three positions elected for a three year term and two positions elected for a two year term on a staggered basis. The board is responsible for setting the general policy direction, passing ordinances, setting the tax rate, reviewing the budget, supervising the Town Manager and a host of other related tasks. Find the full minutes for this meeting at Williston website.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger: Welcome Budnitz Bicycles 02/26/2013

Mayor Miro Weinberger and other bike enthusiasts ride down to Budnitz Bicycles from City Hall to celebrate Budnitz's relocation to Burlington from Boulder, Colorado. At a press conference and tour of the new facility, the Mayor speaks to the creative economy of Burlington.

Budnitz Bicycles creates high-end titanium and steel city bikes that are among the fastest, lightest, and most beautiful city bicycles in the world. With Budnitz Bicycles joining JDK Design, Maglianero Café, Iskra Print Collective, and Terry Bicycles, 47 Maple Street has become a hub of innovative, cycling-centric cultural creation. Together, these companies are partners in the Modern Mobility Movement, working tirelessly for positive change in their backyard and in the global community.

Local Media Show: Burlington Broadband Cooperative 02/05/2013

Matt Kelly hosts Alan Matson and Don Schramm, members of the Burlington Broadband Cooperative, a membership organization looking to purchase the current Burlington Telecom.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger: Waterfront and Downtown Public Investment Action Plan 01/07/2013

Mayor Miro Weinberger announces the creation of the Waterfront and Downtown Public Investment Action Plan.

Season's Greetings from CCTV 12/20/2012

Our love and our thanks to friends here and there:
You join us in spirit and labor “on air”.

This year we frolicked on ground without snow,
ringing in the Town Meeting with Mayor Miro.

New models of health care were looking alive,
along with the big noise of F-35.

Too soon, more elections, with requisite drama:
the presidential visit of Mr. Obama,
the very close race for VT AG
and the Treasurer’s seat! We think you’d agree:

2012 was jam-packed with change, big and small.
We look forward to sharing ‘13 with you all--

Working to build our community bright,
Happy New Year to you—keep up the good fight.

Best wishes from your friends at
CCTV, Channel 17  & Common Good Vermont

Local Media Show: From Ivory Coast to Vermont 12/04/2012

Lauren-Glenn Davitian and Eric Agnerotalk about using media in the Ivory Coast and Vermont to mobilize social change.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger: Sustainability Installation at Burlington International Airport 11/28/2012

Mayor Miro Weinberger and Vermont Transportation Secretary Brian Searles unveil a new interactive sustainability installation at Burlington International Airport and highlight the success of recent efficiency projects which have collectively reduced electricity usage at the facility.  Joining the Mayor and Secretary are Gene Richards III, Interim Director of Aviation, Jim Merriam, Director of Efficiency Vermont, and Barb Grimes, General Manager of the Burlington Electric Department.

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