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Sammy Awards
Apr 26, 2016
The third annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement, colloquilly known as "The Sammys", will be presented Thursday, April 28 at Amherst College.  The recipients this year are author Polly Longsworth and Yiddish Book Center founder Aaron Lansky.
Fred Ho
Apr 25, 2016
The Afro Asian Music Ensemble paid tribute last year to its founder and bandleader Fred Ho in a performance at Hampshire College. The tribute concert was filmed and is presented by Amherst Media
Joe Ameur
Mar 28, 2016
Amherst Media is pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Ameur as our Director of Programming. Joe Ameur graduated from UMass Amherst in 2015, majoring in Communication and English with a focus on filmmaking and screenwriting. During his studies at UMass, Joe interned at Amherst Media as a Production Assistant and worked on many field and studio productions, as well as our archiving project. He follows in the steps of impressive former interns joining our staff, including the preceding Director of Programming, Kayla Creamer.
2016 amherst election
Mar 28, 2016
Don’t miss Amherst Media’s LIVE coverage of the 2016 Amherst town election presented with the Amherst League of Women Voters. The program will be broadcast live on channel 17 and online starting at 7:45pm on Tuesday March 29th.
Frances Perkins
Mar 22, 2016
This new film is currently in the support and production stage for a new APT/PBS film on the life and legacy of Labor Secretary Frances Perkins titled Frances Perkins: Fire and Ice.   Perkins was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet and served the longest term as Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945.  She helped push the labor movement into the New Deal coalition.  It is important to never forget the origins of the American Social Safety Net and the woman who was accountable for it.
Candidate Videos 2016
Mar 14, 2016
The Amherst Town Election is March 29th. Check out the videos below to hear more on the potential charter commission, candidate for that, and for other town offices. Videos:
Mar 3, 2016
The College of Social and Behavioral Science has announced the spring lineup for the Social Science Matters speakers series, entitled "Perspective on Resistance". Speakers for each event were selected by the departments within the College and highlight the cross-disciplinary connections and contributions of the social sciences disciplines.
empty bowls, soup, amherst survival center
Feb 17, 2016
Celebrate the Amherst Survival Center's 40th anniversary by participating in the Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event takes place March 21st from 4-8pm at The Pub in Amherst. Tickets are on sale now at A.J. Hastings and The Pub. Admission includes a handmade bowl, soup, salad, and bread and a raffle will be held to win a Josh Simpson glass bowl. Help fight hunger in our community as all proceeds will support programs held by the Amherst Survival Center.
Amherst Media property on Main St.
Jan 25, 2016
In 2013, Amherst Media purchased property on Main Street with the goal of building a world-class community technology center in downtown Amherst. Our vision was to create a new resource for the Amherst community that could be a hub for government transparency, community media, and meaningful civic dialogue.
Makers at Amherst Media Logo
Dec 7, 2015
At 2:30pm on Monday December 14, 2015, Makers at Amherst Media will hold public presentations of work by Makerspace members during the Fall. Presentations will include UMass Open Science students as well as participants of the weekly open drop-in session. We invite you to join us to see what we've been working on!

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