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RETN brings home three Hometown Media Awards

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July 16, 2018

RETN and two of our community producers won national honors this summer at the Alliance for Community Media's Hometown Media Awards. The ACM represents over 3,000 public, educational and government access organizations and community media groups across the nation, and each year recognizes the work of local media makers during the organization's annual conference. RETN staff took home top honors in the Cultural Perspectives category with the inaugural episode of our new series titled On View. RETN was also pleased to provide help to students and staff from Vermont Commons School and Champlain College, to support their winning entries. 

These productions represent much of what RETN is about: creating resources for educational media, supporting students and teachers, and creating work that highlights local arts, culture, and community. 

Watch our 2017 Hometown Media Award Winners

  • On View: Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic

    The first in our series of talks with artists and curators in our region's museums, "Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic" with J. Lorand Matory was awarded the Hometown Media Award for Cultural Perspectives.

  • Exploring the Natural and Cultural Ecology of Belize

    Mark Cline Lucey produced this documentary about the journey taken by twelve students from Vermont Commons School to study the natural and cultural ecology of Belize. This video won the Educational Activities award.

  • More Alike Than Different

    Our most watched video of 2017, this documentary directed by Ryan Malle & Mack MacDowell about Dan Goodrow and his interest in music, athletics and advocacy, won the Hometown Media Awards Underserved Voices - Student Division.