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As America’s #1 community media center, Montgomery Community Media’s mission is to “encourage and sponsor television programming and broadband media that meet community needs and offers forums for education and free expression.” Through our on-air and online platforms, training programs and content production services, MCM is part of the fabric of Montgomery County.
MCM’s programs and activities strive to enrich and improve residents’ quality of life by empowering them to create TV and broadband content that communicates their visions to all.

MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY MEDIA IN 4 SIMPLE WORDS:

INFORM, CONNECT, EDUCATE, INNOVATE

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Inform:
MCM provides unique content to meet the diverse information needs of Montgomery County. Each year, more nearly 200,000 residents utilize mymcmedia.org to supply important and unique information about their world, right here at home. Through video reports, blogs, calendar events and an array of other communications means, MCM generates content that supplies information found nowhere else.

Connect:
Each year, MCM brings together more than a thousand businesses, non-profits, government organizations and individuals through training, workshops and media production activities. These programs connect Montgomery County in unique ways that drive improvements to how our communities work and play.
In addition, MCM compliments Montgomery County’s vibrant diversity through our on-air and online features of Latino Heritage Month, the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, numerous unique music festivals, Black History Month and so much more!

Educate:
MCM trains residents in media literacy, production and distribution of their media content, by and for the residents of Montgomery County. MCM offers a wide variety of multimedia classes in field and studio productions. These community volunteers are trained to utilize MCM’s state-of-the-art equipment and resources to produce their own works for MCM channels and broadband presence. Classes and Certifications include: Video Basics, HD Camera Operations, Field Camera Operations, Editing Basics, Final Cut Pro Editing, Green Screen Editing, Inscriber Basics, Jib Operator, Studio Lighting, Soundtrack, Control Room Operations, Producer and Director training, Video to Web, Editing on Your Smartphone, Citizen Journalism and Backpack Journalism.

Innovate:
In addition to its two television channels, MCM maintains the nation’s most innovative community broadband website: mymcmedia.org. The website features content produced by MCM, as well as scores of community contributors and other education and government producers. With more than 200,000 visitors each year and updated seven days a week, mymcmedia.org covers the depth and breadth of news and events in Montgomery County like no other source.

Through its programs and services, Montgomery Community Media sets the standard for innovative media services. As such, MCM was named the nation’s best overall large Public, Education and Government media organization in both 2012 and 2013.

See MCM On TV and Online:

LiveU Bag smallCommunity media, or public access shows include the TV shows produced or presented by the residents of Montgomery County, for broadcast on cable channels 19 (Access.19) and 21 (The Montgomery Channel). These shows are also available on MyMCMedia.org.
Montgomery Community Media (MCM) is also a video production house, regularly producing several shows providing timely, relevant, information on public affairs, local politics, and life in Montgomery County.
Recently, with the introduction of Live U, MCM is able to deliver content to the TV and web platforms in “real time.” The introduction of cutting edge technologies, such as YouReport, facilitates quick integration of User Generated Content (UGC) to both platforms as well as the social media tools being employed to build community engagement.

MyMCMedia On Location

MCM is out in the community covering the people and topics residents are talking about. MyMCMedia On Location, short two minute videos allow this coverage to be used on the website, TV Channels, and by other PEG organizations. For example, Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky, of Bethesda, returned home after winning the 800-meter freestyle at the 2012 Olympics in London while shattering a 23-year-old American record. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reported from the airport where the homecoming celebration began on August 6, 2012.


See all MyMCMedia On Location videos.

From MyMCMedia.org Today:

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