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Indymedia Access for the DNC in Denver
by Kelli Refer ( kelli.refer [at] gmail.com )
Saturday Jul 12th, 2008 12:00 PM
Coming to Denver for the DNC but need a workspace for your video and audio? Denver Open Media and KGNU studios are opening their doors as a workspace for indymedia journalists. There will be opportunities for live broadcast from the studio, audio streams and radio interviews. This will be a great workstation for all indymedia journalists.
DENVER’S INDEPENDENT VIDEO AND RADIO HUB DURING DNC

(Denver- June 24, 2008) The Colorado Independent Media Center, together with KGNU, Denver Open Media, and MicroBusiness Development, is announcing their plans for media access and services before and during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

LOCAL CABLE TV and WEBSTREAMING
Denver Open Media will be opening its channels and webstreaming to the entire community during the DNC. DOM is temporarily waiving annual membership fee is required to cablecast content on Denver’s local access channels, 56, 57, and 219. For the week of the DNC every VOICE can be heard in Denver and throughout the world via the internet!

Denver Open Media will also be broadcasting live from our studios at 700 Kalamath following each day of the convention, from 5-9pm, allowing any independent journalist to drop-in and share photos, video and audio recordings, and in-person accounts of the day live on TV. DOM will also have production, editing, and uploading resources available from 1-10pm for Indymedia producers.

LOCAL RADIO LIVE
In addition, KGNU and Denver Open Media will be announcing special access to their video and radio resources for visiting independent media producers interested in covering the DNC, with live TV, Radio, and internet broadcasts. KGNU will be broadcasting live on the radio from 6-10pm from their Denver facility at 700 Kalamath, with drop-in interview slots open from 6-7pm daily.

COMPUTER ACCESS
The Colorado Independent Media Center will be establishing a computer lab for independent video and radio journalists in the MicroBusiness Development building at 700 Kalamath Street, with space and computers donated by MicroBusiness Development and Community Computer Connection. From August 19th to August 30th, this facility will be open weekdays from 9:30am to 9:30pm and weekends from 11am-6pm.

In order to access these resources, independent journalists, (v)bloggers or videographers will need to register with the Colorado IMC at Free Speech TV, 2900 Welton Street Monday-Friday from 9am to 6pm or on-line at COIMC.org.


About Deproduction
Deproduction is a Denver non-profit production group that exists to put the power of the media into the hands of the community by providing production services and media education to individuals and community-focused organizations. Video production, post-production, studio production, and media education are among the services that Deproduction provides. Deproduction also manages the city of Denver’s public access television station, Denver Open Media (http://www.denveropenmedia.org). For more information, visit Deproduction’s website at http://www.deproduction.org.

About KGNU
KGNU is the independent, noncommercial, community radio station for Boulder, Denver and beyond. We are community-powered. Volunteers produce, host, report, DJ, administer and govern the station. We broadcasts 18-20 hours of locally produced programming per day. We provide hands-on training for volunteers. - We empower you to be the media. – For more information about KGNU visit our website: http://www.kgnu.org/

About Micro Business Development
Micro Business Development is a Denver-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to building a vibrant economy by offering microfinancing and business skill development to help people with limited resources become successful business owners. For more information about MBD, visit our website: http://www.microbusiness.org/