ACME Summit 2006 Podcast

October 7, 2006

ACME Summit 2006 Podcast

The ACME 2006 Summit is underway at Champlain College here in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. Last night, ACME Board President Rob Willams welcomed hundreds of attendees including students, educators, health professionals, journalists, media-makers and other concerned citizens.

Diane Wilson, author of An Unreasonable Woman: Being a 21st Century Citizen/Activist and Bill McKibben, author of Our 21st Century Media Culture: Re-Visiting the ‘Age of Missing Information’ both spoke during the opening plenary session.

Visit the ACME Summit 2006 podcast to hear audio from last night and check back throughout the weekend. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed to receive updates as new audio becomes available.

Participate in the ACME Summit 2006 audio blog by leaving your comments and joining in the conversation.


ACMEBoston Podcast: “Morphing from Music: iPods Enter the Classroom”

July 15, 2006

Morphing from Music: iPods Enter the Classroom” panel and discussion at the Media Giraffe Project Conference 2006 at UMass Amherst, June 28 – July 1, 2006.

Click here to listen to the ACMEBoston Podcast July 15, 2006

Download the PowerPoint presentation from Mark Frydenberg.

From the conference wiki:


“The how’s and why’s of sending downloadable audio files over the Internet — how is this being adopted by educators? How can an Internet news operation serve the need for classroom-ready podcasting material?”


“Students and teachers as independent media producers now have the opportunity to level the playing field with mainstream media in distributing and exhibiting their work via podcasting to a larger audience. At Bentley College, students in information technology courses create audio and video podcasts to engage with a new technology and use it as a learning tool. In video production and mass communications courses, students focus on producing media to analyze the media. At Harvard Law School, teachers use podcasting to transform the classroom into a global conversation.

The presenters will share podcasting examples from students and teachers at both schools and discuss how new media tools and distribution models are creating powerful new spaces for debate, change, and learning.”


Elizabeth LeDoux is a Lecturer in the Media & Culture program in the English Department at Bentley College.

Mark Frydenberg is a Senior Lecturer/Software Specialist in the Computer Information Systems Department at Bentley College.

Colin Rhinesmith is a Staff Assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where he produces podcasts for AudioBerkman. Colin is also President of the Action Coalition for Media Education, Boston Chapter (ACMEBoston).

ACMEBoston Podcast: “Digital Content Distribution for the Producer”

July 8, 2006

Digital Content Distribution for the Producer

Digital Content Distribution for the Producer” at the Alliance for Community Media Conference in Boston, July 5-8, 2006.

Click here to listen to the ACMEBoston Podcast July 7, 2006

Please note: the audio volume is low during Q & A because there was not an audience microphone.

From the conference website:

“From MPEG to Mp3, producers of media content have more distribution opportunities today than ever before. The proliferation of inexpensive media making tools is providing the opportunity for more people to become media makers, yet meaningful media creation still requires skilled training and distribution. Learn how PEG centers can foster the development of this new generation of producers by providing training as well as guidance in the various alternative methods of distribution while maintaining true to their mission.”

Jay Dedman, Node 101/

Ann Theis, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Aaron Valdez, Public Access Television Iowa City

Shawn Van Every, Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU

Jacob Redding, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

ACMEBoston Podcast: “PEG in a Shifting Media Landscape”

July 8, 2006

PEG Access in a Shifting Media Landscape

“PEG in a Shifting Media Landscape” at the Alliance for Community Media conference 2006.

Click here to listen to the ACMEBoston Podcast July 7, 2006

Please note: the audio volume is low during Q & A because there was not an audience microphone.

From the conference website:

“New technologies are creating new challenges and opening up new opportunities for community media. Production and distribution resources are now in the hands of many in our communities. At the same time, the telecommunications industry is changing rapidly, causing community media entities to rethink their roles. Join us as we discuss these and other factors that are affecting PEG in a shifting media landscape.”

Felicia Sullivan, UMass Lowell

Hans Klein, Georgia Tech

Susie Lindsay, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School

Michael Eisenmenger, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Fred Johnson, The Community Media & Technology Program, UMass Boston

ACMEBoston Podcast: “Community Media Culture Part II”

July 7, 2006

Community Media Culture

Community Media Culture: Trends and Emerging Practices in Community Media” reportbacks from breakout sessions at the Alliance for Community Media conference 2006.

Click here to listen to the ACMEBoston Podcast July 6, 2006

ACMEBoston Podcast: “Community Media Culture at ACMBoston”

July 7, 2006

Community Media Culture

“Community Media Culture: Trends and Emerging Practices in Community Media” Panel at the Alliance for Community Media conference 2006.

Click here to listen to the ACMEBoston Podcast July 6, 2006

From the conference website:

“This session is designed to explore the emerging community media practices and applications in the context of critical theoretical and practical issues in community media. Using recent research on community media conducted by the Benton Foundation and the Community Media Program at UMass Boston, community media practitioners and scholars will explore the potential for empowerment, civic discourse and engagement, community development and cross platform collaboration across a diversity of community media platforms – cable access, satellite set-asides, community broadband, community networks, LPFM, commercial and public broadcasting. Through presentations and small work groups, participants will build a vision for strengthening citizen participation and democratic media for the network society in the 21st century.”

Fred Johnson, The Community Media & Technology Program,
University of Massachussetts Boston, College of Public & Community Service

Hye-Jung Park, Program Director, Media Justice Fund, Funding Exchange

Inja Coates, Media Tank

Barbara Popovic, Executive Director, Chicago Access Corp.

Podcasting in Education Session at MGP2006

June 28, 2006

(cross-post from my blog)

As I mentioned earlier, I’ll be participating in a session on podcasting in education on Friday at the MGP2006 conference at UMass Amherst, beginning tomorrow afternoon.

To keep my presentation as close to 5 minutes as possible, I’ve decided to focus on three key points:

  • Podcasting is a conversation
  • Podcasting in education should invite participation
  • Podcasting in education should increase access to knowledge

Because RSS is the contributing factor to what makes a podcast a podcast, I will highlight three main points to help encourage the ideas stated above:

  • Cross-posting
  • Cross-listing
  • And more on syndication (FeedBurner)


As a podcaster for AudioBerkman, I like cross-posting to our AudioBerkman blog at Ourmedia. I do this because I like the Ourmedia’s mission (and their awesome Digital Learning Center) and also because it increases the chance that Ourmedia users will come across AudioBerkman podcasts.


One of the great tips I picked up from Podcasting Hacks, was what I call “cross-listing” or getting your podcast listed in a number of podcast directories on the web. This increases your chance of people finding your podcast.

More on Syndication (FeedBurner)

I love FeedBurner, because it not only keeps track of who and how many (or few) people are downloading your podcasts, but it provides a number of ways to bring more visitors to your podcast.

Also, put your educational podcast on a blog (we’re working on it). It does two important things: (1) it gives you a quick and easy way to distribute your content, through RSS–increasing access to knowledge, and (2) it invites participation and learning from others through the use of comment sections.

That’s my three cents worth. I look forward to leaving the rest of the time open for discussion with the audience and to learn from them about how they view the role of podcasting in education. I hope people at the conference (and visiting on the web) will contribute their comments, questions, ideas, etc. on the session wiki.

I plan to record audio and video from the session. I will post links to both here and at the session wiki. I hope this will help to include those who were not able to attend and also to encourage conversation beyond the session.

Colin Rhinesmith
President, ACMEBoston