what is community media?
From Wisconsin Community Media: "Community media is a local platform for communication. It fills a unique niche in the media landscape, providing communities with the opportunity to create programs of local interest to broadcast on cable television, the Internet, and sometimes low-power radio. While you can search through millions of YouTube videos from around the world, community media centers produce and distribute videos of interest to your town all in one place." https://wisconsincommunitymedia.com/about-community-media
who runs kcm?
Kenosha Community Media, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Daily operations are coordinated by KCM staff.
how is kcm funded?
KCM receives funding through an agreement with the City of Kenosha. These funds are obtained by the City via a franchise fee. paid by Spectrum in compliance with State of Wisconsin law for its use of public-rights-of-way in the City of Kenosha. KCM receives additional funding from donors, sponsors, annual usage fees of its Media Center, training/educational fees, an agreement with the Kenosha Public Library, and by contractual payments made by other nonprofit organizations who have hired KCM to produce video programming for them.
WHAT DOES KCM OFFER?
KCM provides basic training in video production, facilitation of use of of equipment at The Hub, a digital media production studio at Southwest Library, video coverage of local events such as the Civic Veterans Parade, and video production services for local nonprofit organizations.
HOW MAY I GET INVOLVED?
For The Hub, a digital media lab at Southwest Library: Library card holders in Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, and Rock County may use this lab. For tours, training, and use of the video production studio at The Hub, contact (262) 564-6103. For the post-production suite, including iMac computers outfitted with Adobe Creative Cloud software, contact the Kenosha Public Library. Persons living outside of the four counties may purchase a library card for $50.00.