What's New on the Site?
After starting the year with a re-branding campaign, Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM), continues our organizational make over with a brand new, responsive website.
“Visitors to vermontcam.org will discover an exciting new local media experience, including a variety of ways to interact with programming and with local producers,” said VCAM's Executive Director and website project manager, Seth Mobley. "This website should become a model for public access centers across the U.S.," said Doug Dunbebin, Community and Media Relations Manager at RETN. There are over 3,000 public, educational, and governmental access organizations throughout the country.
Frequent visitors to the site will recognize the complete overhaul of layout and design. New visitors will be struck by the emphasis on content, much in the way that Youtube or Netflix encourages to you watch within one click.
The new site is specifically designed to feature the following:
➪ Locally made media content by the hundreds! In the form of television shows, films, video shorts, and radio projects.
➪ Find these projects in the bump out main menu (upper right) of the website. You will see genres, the TV schedule, and a search bar for finding exactly what you want.
➪An interactive user experience for community media producers. Each active VCAM producer is assigned their own account, where you can manage your own content, air-times, add in show or project information, and have direct links to share your content online.
➪Be a go to virtual hub for local media makers to seek further education and connect at the Media Factory facility being build this fall. VCAM and the WBTV-LP station-building radio makers are adding new media making workshops to our roster every month. Find out what new skills you can pick up to make your media projects really stand out! We are building a state of the art training and screening space with RETN here in our building. This new "Media Factory" will house the new low-power radio station studio, seat up to 50 people for small events, and give us a space to teach! Learn more.
➪The station building process of 99.3FM, WBTV-LP, Burlington’s new low-power community radio station.
➪When you view a show page you can now watch more related to that show! Click on the links for Producer, Series, Topics/Genres, Tags, etc.
➪The live streams page and government meetings pages are easy to find and watch.
➪The airtimes schedule allows you to click to watch online what’s coming up this week!
➪The new VCAM media makers blog, with articles on community media trends, tech reviews, and local happenings.