Date of Award
Master of Arts in Community Development and Planning (CDP)
International Development, Community and Environment
This research presents findings from a study of how Worcester’s current public-access media center can serve as an anchor institution for two-way communication between the producers and the audience. More generally, it addresses two questions: 1) How to ensure maximum participation and 2) How can active communication be preserved (or maintained) between the producers and the audience. Drawing on case studies done around the U.S. this paper offers a model of community based media that can be essential for empowering people to serve as active receivers of information. The concept for community based media should allow as a grassroots oriented approach to creating viable media content. I discuss the implementation efforts for a sustainable, multi-faceted public access media model to educate, inform and mobilize any community in Worcester.
Ortiz, Anthony, "Redefining The Impact of Public-Access Media in Worcester, MA" (2016). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 22.