May 14, 2010

Indie pubTV channel devotes June to gay programming

MiND, the recent web-and-broadcast reincarnation of Philadelphia's pubstation WYBE (Current, April 21, 2008) is devoting the month of June to special programming for and about the local LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, reports the Philadelphia Gay News. Five-minute, viewer-created pieces dominate the indie pubchannel's format. MiND is soliciting those short video submissions from the gay community for special one-hour shows on June 23 and June 26 on its Channel 35, as well as a presentation June 30 at the Piazza at Schmidt’s, a popular open air plaza in the city. MiND reformatted earlier this year to focus on a different theme each month, such as Earth Day in April and volunteerism in May.

Go forth and fail -- but be sure to share your experience later

"We don't celebrate failure and we should," writes the thought-provoking pubmedia guru Rob Bole in his Public Purpose Media blog. "We always blame a lack of communication of successes, but I am beginning to believe it might be a lack of communication about failures that is the true culprit."