Public Media Commons Video Archive
Anthology is produced by the Public Media Commons at WHYY to showcase videos produced by community members about issues and concerns that are most important to them. Catch Anthology on WHYY-TV on the first Friday of the month at 5:00 p.m. and Monday at 12:30 a.m.
This award-winning, hands-on camp gives you the opportunity to use WHYY production equipment to develop and produce news stories based on your interests while under the tutelage of experienced media instructors. Facilitated by the staff of WHYY's Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons, the two-week intensive camp features lectures and training sessions from the renowned staff of WHYY's news department. For students currently in 9th-12th grades.
The longest running of WHYY's media courses, WHYY's Youth Programs offer hands-on production training for teens. After-school programs teach 10th-12th graders to produce short documentaries, create original radio stories and operate the equipment in the Lincoln Financial Digital Education Studio. Students can further explore their interest through a series of summer camps with focuses on multimedia journalism and filmmaking. Youth Programs encourage teens to explore their own worlds through media, as they create projects on topics they select themselves.
Adult Learning Courses offered in the Hamilton Commons are geared toward adult learners with stories to tell. Classes cover such topics as camera usage, editing skills and documentary video production. Beginning and advanced classes — all taught using commonly available computer equipment and popular editing applications such as Final Cut Pro — are offered. WHYY's instructors are well versed in working with students at different skill levels, combining discussions of the storytelling process with the necessary technical skills.
Educators participating in professional development courses learn methods for implementing 21st Century Learning Skills in their classrooms. They learn to help their students create digital media and receive tips for integrating those skills into existing curricula and project-based learning approaches. Course are approved for Pennsylvania Act 48 credit. WHYY will also provide documentation for Delaware and New Jersey educators. Participants may be teachers of any content area looking for a new outlet for student expression and education. Classroom video and audio production projects are designed to be student centered. As such, participating teachers will learn to guide their students through hands on lessons while students develop their voices as multimedia storytellers.
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These videos were produced to discuss topics and issues related to the dropout crisis in the United States. Each story reflects the opinions and views of the student producers in an attempt to contribute to the growing dialogue about this discourse and present perspectives that might otherwise go unheard and tell stories that might otherwise go untold.