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Reading Bonanza

Dave Sorokach - May 19, 2015

The Media Center had a blast participating in an amazing event called Reading Bonanza. The purpose of Reading Bonanza is to combat illiteracy among youth in low income neighborhoods and promote the joy of reading. It was inspiring to see so many kids in East Palo Alto get excited about reading and storytelling. Go to Read More…

Grant Received From City of East Palo Alto

Elliot Margolies - May 13, 2015

If you are a middle school or high school student from East Palo Alto, you can be part of our Youth Sports Broadcast team this summer. It’s Free! Thanks to a grant award from the City of East Palo Alto’s TOT Fund, we will be able to train up to 15 youths to use our Read More…

Come to the 10th Annual Greenlight Film Festival

Nancy Brown - April 21, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 7pm Cubberley Theater 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303 FREE Event! Join us on the red carpet as youth receive awards and inspiring clips are shown to celebrate Earth Day. Hosted by former Palo Alto Mayor and environmental activist Peter Drekmeier and Louise Pencavel of the Media Center. This year the Read More…

We Want Your Vote!

Elliot Margolies - April 6, 2015

We are holding a Best of Best Contest for this year’s Greenlight Film Festival. These are the winners from the past 9 years of the film festival. We want your vote so we can choose the best video in each of these three categories: Middle School, High School, and Open. The way you can vote Read More…

Seeking Board Members

Elliot Margolies - March 27, 2015

The Media Center is seeking community leaders for its board of directors. Candidates must live or work in our cable franchise service area: Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Stanford. The term is three years. Monthly Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of Jan., Feb., Apr., Jul. and Oct. and Read More…

Jesse Norfleet and the PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs

Elliot Margolies - March 15, 2015

Our youth engagement manager, Jesse Norfleet has been accepted as a trainee by the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs and the Media Center will be an industry partner of the project that trains student journalists. The program connects middle and high school students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce Read More…

TV Studio Upgrades to High Def!

Elliot Margolies - December 1, 2014

It’s official!   You can now look forward to the following upgrades in the Media Center TV Studio: 3 Hitachi Z-HD6000-ST1 Studio Cameras 4th Hitachi  Studio Camera with a Jib! Newtek Tricaster 8000 Production Switcher w/Multi-Camera Green Screen Capability “Live Text” Graphics Station Video Disk Recorder with Multitrack Audio 4 ISO Video Disk Recorders (capable of recording ProRes) Soundcraft Si Performer 3 Digital Read More…

Media Center Producers Bring Home Nine Plaques from the WAVE Awards

Nancy Brown - November 3, 2014

Of the 16 Media Center programs that were named finalists for the 2014 Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Awards, 9 were awarded top honors last Friday night at the ceremony at the   Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura, California.  The Awards were the crowning event for the Alliance for Community Media’s Western Region Annual Conference. The Read More…

Media Center to film Roundtable on Mass Surveillance

Nancy Brown - October 7, 2014

US Senator Ron Wyden, D-OR, Senate Finance Committee Chairman, will hold a Chairman’s Roundtable with leadership from the technology industry including Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Greylock Partners and Microsoft on the topic of “The Impact of Mass Surveillance on the Digital Economy”. Participating with Sen. Wyden in the Roundtable will be: Eric Schmidt — Executive Chairman, Read More…

Cultural Identity Day at YMCA

Nancy Brown - October 6, 2014

The Media Center’s “Made Into America” project that highlights immigration stories, will be featured in an upcoming public event to be held at the Palo Alto Family YMCA at 3412 Ross Rd, on Saturday, November 8, from 2 PM – 5 PM. There will be dancers, singers, games for kids, and food from many countries Read More…