In October, I will celebrate 34 years on staff at Arlington Independent Media. Over those years I have consistently been impressed and inspired by the creativity, innovation, and "can do" attitude of the AIM community. Time and time again, under all manner of circumstances, I've witnessed AIM producers and volunteers rise to the challenges of production and dependably create excellent video and audio content for our community. The past six months have been no different.
AIM's situation is very dynamic, which has made reporting a challenge. The short version is: AIM is in a very challenging position - and has been for more and longer than we have really understood. Those challenges present opportunities, but there is a lot to be figured out still.
Pens clicked, voices chattered, and chairs scooted in as the Intro to Community Media class began. The room contained a wide variety of interests, ages, and levels of experience. I personally was at the lower end of the age and experience spectrum. Other than producing videos as a hobby since I received my first camera, I have little experience in the world of media.