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 ©2016 PhillyCAM – Philadelphia Community Access Media

New Free Digital Media Program


PhillyCAM, in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia, announces the kick-off of its new People's Media Collection. Each kick-off event will include a hands-on-media-making activity.

Event Kick-Off Dates
Free Library's Northeast Regional Library on Wednesday, May 3, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Free Library's West Oak Lane Library on Tuesday, May 9, 5:30 - 7:00 pm


Over the next 6 months, PhillyCAM will place a community mediamaker in residence at Northeast Regional and West Oak Lane libraries to offer hands-on media trainings for library users. Trainings are held on a weekly basis and will focus on basic video and television production, community news gathering, digital storytelling, audio recording, and production using mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.

Each library will play host to a live television broadcast highlighting the media created during the project. The content created will be made available as part of an online archive of local media called The People's Media Collection.

The project will amplify the voices of the communities near to these libraries about the issues that matter most to them. The People's Media Collection is about supporting libraries to flourish as places where residents can access local information in new ways by creating and crowd-sourcing media created by peers in the community.

Program Schedule

Tuesdays at West Oak Lane Library from 2- 5 pm

Wednesday at Northeast Regional Library from 2- 5 pm


The People's Media Collection is made possible by support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The project is a 2016 winner of the Knight News Challenge on Libraries, which sought ideas on how libraries might serve 21st - century information needs.

For Further Information:
Fleishchman Public Relations

Press Release PDF