Stump the Chumps Returns June 29, 2016

June 20, 2016

"Stump the Chumps" -- one of Channel 17's most popular programs ever -- returns on June 29, 2016. Test your knowledge of Chittenden County history and see if you have what it takes to Stump the Chumps! 

Vermont Nonprofits Take Up Responsible Digital Data Practices

May 25, 2016

Lucy Bernholz is serious about data rights and responsibilities. Digital Civil Society Chief at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy, she travelled to Vermont mid-May to meet with 100 nonprofit leaders across Vermont (Burlington, Montpelier and Brattleboro). The arts, community development, libraries, coders, human services folks wanted to learn how to better handle sensitive data, figure out the pros and cons of Google for Nonprofits, and improve their archival management.

More Than 300 Nonprofits to Participate in Statewide Day of Giving

May 23, 2016

More than 300 Vermont nonprofit organizations are participating in Vermont Gives, our state’s first-ever 24-hour, online fundraising event, to be held June 7th.

Burlington Residents Urged to Tell Public Service Board They Don't Take BT For Granted at Public Hearing

May 16, 2016

The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) wants to hear from Burlington residents and BT customers at a special public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Burlington City Hall. Your voice matters! Come to the public hearing and let the PSB know your views.

International Leader on Digital Rights to Lead Workshops May 17-19th

April 25, 2016

From the photos on your website to the email addresses in your data base, Vermont nonprofits manage increasing volumes of digita data–often without thoughtful policies and practices. Don't miss Digital Rights/ Digital Responsibilities: Managing Your Digital Assets on May 17-19.

International Leader on Digital Rights to Lead Workshops for Vermont Nonprofits in Burlington, Montpelier and Brattleboro – May 17-19th

April 25, 2016

From the photos on your website to the email addresses in your data base, Vermont nonprofits manage increasing volumes of digita data–often without thoughtful policies and practices. Don't miss Digital Rights/ Digital Responsibilities: Managing Your Digital Assets on May 17-19.

Featuring the Work of Rob Reiber, Channel Coordinator and So Much More

April 25, 2016
Rob Reiber has participated in countless hours of studio, live and field production. He has shepherded years of election coverage, scheduled field producers, trained legions of volunteers and otherwise been a rock in the stream of people making media that makes a difference. We are incredibly grateful for the work he has done and for the lodestar he has been for our organization and our community.
 
On May 1st, Rob is moving on from his work at CCTV and Channel 17/Town Meeting TV, away from the world of technology, computers and information into a new role that will limit his commute time and allow him to chainsaw, garden and otherwise enjoy life. 

BTAB submits its Report on the Development of Criteria for Sale of Burlington Telecom

March 23, 2016

Your Action is Needed. The City Council will finalize these criteria (below). It is likely that City Council discussion will take place in Executive Session, but it is important for the public to weigh in. It is expected that they will vote on these criteria at the April 11th meeting. We now we need to continue to advocate for a local, affordable and reliable telecom and remind the City Council that we are watching as they finalize the criterial and oversee the sale of Burlington Telecom in the next several months.

JOB OPENING: Channel 17 Field Producer

March 16, 2016

Channel 17 is hiring one part-time Field Producer to cover Chittenden County municipal meetings and public events to air on its government access TV channels and website www.Ch17.TV Meetings typically take place during evening hours with some weekend event coverage.

VERMONT ACCESS NETWORK SPONSORS VIDEO CONTEST

March 16, 2016

The Vermont Access Network (VAN) is sponsoring its first-ever statewide video contest. The VAN Video Challenge will run from March 21 through April 1 and is open to all Vermonters. Overall winners will be chosen in each of three categories: up to grade 9, grade 10 through 12, and college/adult.

Featured Story

Big Data, Politics and the 2020 Election

Jeff Chester, Director of the Center for Digital Democracy and national advocate for media justice, joins us on Thursday, November 9th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Burlington, VT for a provocative and timely talk about how Big Data threatens to change Politics and Democracy forever and what we can do to stop it. The event begins at 5.30 with a reception, followed by the Public Talk at 6 p.m. ending at 8 p.m. REGISTER TODAY

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