|December News from
Denver Open Media
|Dear DOM Supporters,
This newsletter marks our first complete year of operations as Denver's new Public Access TV provider. Over 100 individuals and 30 organizations have purchased memberships and produced content for the channels so far, and we continue to get new members every week. Our model has continued to receive attention from the access community nation-wide, with Tony invited to present at several panels in Minneapolis, MN and Ventura, CA at the National and Regional ACM conferences. This month we launched a live web-stream of channel 58 (http://www.denveropenmedia.org/livestream).
In addition, our production services company, Deproduction, continues to be the primary source of revenue supporting the station, with over 100 nonprofit videos produced for 65 different local nonprofit organizations. This month we completed our third video project for Colorado Youth at Risk's Fundraising breakfast, helping them raise over $270,000 at that event. (http://www.denveropenmedia.org/cyar). Other projects this quarter included a 30-second ad for Emily Griffith Opportunity School (http://youtube.com/watch?v=csT4WyX6hbY) and a set of 5 poems for Podslam.org (http://www.podslam.org).
Deproduction also had our most successful individual donor month last month, primarily thanks to the launch of the Community First Foundation's Giving First program. We raised $12,500 in a single day with generous donations from Scott Webber, Stephanie Shearer, and Seth Pensack Rinehart, all of whose donations were matched 50% by the foundation. We were also lucky to establish a $150,000 permanent endowment with the Community First Foundation this month, with proceeds to support Public Access TV in Denver indefinitely. That endowment, as well as a new $125,000 managed fund at the Denver Foundation were made possible with the proceeds from the exchange of Channel 59 for digital-tier Channel 219 with help from Darryn Zuehlke and the Denver City Council.
Feeding on the success of our "New Media for Nonprofits Workshop" (http://www.denveropenmedia.org/node/3559), we initiated a new "Web Video Workshop" class, which builds on our 3 existing weekly Certification Workshops (http://denveropenmedia.org/classes). We have been reaching out to local schools, with new and innovative educational programs and partnerships as a primary focus for 2008, and there have been some fruitful meetings with DPS, UCD, and DU.
Finally, building on the success of our monthly First Friday events, Denver Open Media is hosting our first all-day Pledge-Drive on December 7th, and we hope to repeat the effort with an all-day live pledge drive on the first Friday of every month, culminating in a two-hour musical performance broadcast together with KGNU from our studio A. Each month we'll feature some of our producer member's work and some of our recent productions, while attempting to educate our viewers about the importance of Public Access in Denver.
Thanks again for your continued support!
|LIVE Pledge Drive and End of the Year Party at DOM
Friday December 7th @ 7pm
700 Kalamath Street
Next friday come out to our studios to help us celebrate our one-year anniversary with our first ever LIVE pledge drive and First Friday party! Tune in to Comcast channel 57 throughout the day for a glimpse of some of our shows and to contribute to the telethon and then come down after dark for live performances by The Buntport Theatre Company, Maris the Great, The Flobots and much more.
There will be food and drinks be provided by local favorites and raffles that feature restaurants, salons and boutiques from some of Denver's most exciting neighborhoods.
$5 suggested donation at the door.
For more information check out our myspace page at www.myspace.com/denveropenmedia