2015 Block Party
Oct 15, 2015
If you weren't able to make it to this year's Amherst BID Block Party, we've got you covered.  Our staff and interns were hard at work gathering footage and we put together a short highlight video of some of this year's events.
Oct 13, 2015
The second annual NERD Summit was held at UMass September 11-13. The tech and web development conference was free to attend and featured three days of workshops, trainings, presentations, youth activities and more. Highlighting the event were two keynotes: Becky Wai-Ling Packard of Mount Holyoke College and Jen Lampton, a lead developer on the Drupal fork Backdrop. Amherst Media staff filmed and edited the keynote presentations and panel discussions as well as overseeing the live stream and capture of session presentations.
Laughing Dog Alley
Oct 13, 2015
This past Summer Amherst Media produced a promotional video for Laughing Dog bicycles. Directed by visiting filmmaker Francisco Zamora, the thirty-second spot can be viewed below. 
Shelter Sunday
Oct 13, 2015
Shelter Sunday is a one-day fundraising effort held on the third Sunday in October–on the 18th this year–with the goal of reducing hunger and homelessness in the region. The beneficiaries this year include Craig's Doors and Not Bread Alone.
Jerry Gates
Oct 13, 2015
You are cordially invited to help celebrate Jean Haggerty’s legacy by honoring this year’s Amherst Media’s Jean Haggerty award honoree: Jerry Gates.  You are invited to attend the 40th Amherst Media Annual Meeting on Wednesday, 6:30 PM, October 21, 2015 at 246 College Street, Amherst. Amherst Media’s Board of Directors have voted Jerry Gates their choice as this year’s Jean Haggerty award winner for his years of dedication to the ideals inherent in the award.
Oct 8, 2015
The Amherst select board formally closed the ascertainment period of franchise negotiation with Comcast at their Monday, October 5th meeting. During that time they held two public comment sessions and invited the public to submit written comments as well. Both the September 24 and September 30 sessions are available to watch online and are being shown on channel 17.  
Oct 1, 2015
Teatro V!da Artistic Associate, Manish Gandhi, is a recent graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Manish will be collaborating with Teatro V!da’s Artistic Director, Magdalena Gómez, and selected youth artists, on Limbo Latino. The theater making process of Limbo Latino will be a fusion of ancient Indian theater forms that Manish has previously adapted in working with youth, and the Teatro V!da model for accessing stories from the authentic voices and experiences of the performers.
Ron Fortunato at Amherst Media
Sep 22, 2015
Makers @ Amherst Media recently hosted Ron Fortunato, president of Trillium Learning and a NASA Space Ambassador for the United States, in our studios. He gave a presentation on a teaching program he calls "A World Bridge" where teams of students take on team-based learning, flipped, service learning, problem-centered projects that involve "open science" and "making."  We are currently showing the video on channel 15 and it is available to stream on our website as part of the ongoing Makers @ Amherst Media series.
Digital Storytelling Conference
Sep 22, 2015
In anticipation of the upcoming Sixth International Digital Storytelling Conference (see more detail below), Amherst Media hosted a training session, for staff and members of three community access centers, including Greenfield and Easthampton.  
John Musante
Sep 22, 2015
We at Amherst Media join our community in surprise and sadness at the passing of Town Manager John Musante. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and co-workers. We'd like to encourage you to take some time and watch several videos featuring John taking time to connect and share himself with members of our community. We are airing these programs on channel 12 on cable (schedule) and they are also available to watch online.