KACN-TV is committed to broadcasting ALASKA COMMUNITY NEWS as an interesting and informative, daily news and public affairs program throughout Alaska.
Beginning in late October, 2011, KACN-TV’s news program will feature community information, entertainment, local businesses, sports, education, interviews, stories of community development and entrepreneurship, reports from rural Alaskans, cultural activities, health/wellness, Native art, faith-based and news/weather updates.
ALASKA COMMUNITY NEWS will provide news and public affairs presentations including remotes from business locations, radio stations, newspaper offices, schools, community centers, legislature offices, TV stations, Native and rural sites as well as individual homes. Local broadcast personalities may host the programs. These unique presentations are designed to create a solid bond with viewers of all ages and complement other Alaska programs.
An exciting opportunity exists for Alaskan youth and adults to become Alaska “Backpack Journalists,” to serve as community correspondents. Alaska’s youth and adults from all across the state are producing video segments about their communities and what is important to them. These programs are sent to social network sites such as YouTube, AOL, Google, Twitter, Vimeo, Yahoo, Blip.TV, AlaskaTube and other storing/distribution sites. These programs can also be sent to ALASKA COMMUNITY NEWS. It will be exciting to share a broad spectrum of news and information!
All Alaskans can help ALASKA COMMUNITY NEWS staff provide even greater exposure and distribution of these interesting presentations. Alaskans are encouraged to provide interesting stories, short and long, to be part of our daily news and public affairs program ALASKA COMMUNITY NEWS with statewide broadcasts.
ALASKA COMMUNITY NEWS is tentatively scheduled to be broadcast at 6:00 PM and rebroadcast at 10:30 PM. These programs may also be repeated the next day. (News broadcast times may vary in the future.)
Production staff will work closely with:
- rural school representatives for both training in video production and the submission of stories for statewide broadcast.
- rural business representatives regarding their services, their need for instruction, their distribution of information, etc.
- other written and broadcast media organizations regarding media stories.
- organizations for both training and/or fundraising.
- individuals wishing TV services and/or wishing to participate in TV.
- Alaska businesses who may wish to participate in the programming and/or to participate in the funding of the programming.
- developing and utilizing a rural advisory board.
- developing a training program for Alaska Backpack Journalists to serve as community correspondents.
- collaborate with major businesses such as GCI, and DishNet for distribution.
- partner with University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University, and other institutions for internships and volunteers.
- develop agreements with homeland security and military organizations for news and updates.
- collaborate with as many Native organizations as possible.
Program composition will include:
The Opening will be similar each day featuring various events and individuals.
The Opening will be approximately 30 seconds in length.
The Closing will include credits as well as scenes similar to the opening.
Each day, one or two longer feature segments will be broadcast. Each will be between 5 to 10 minutes in length and most will originate from both rural and urban Alaska.
Approximately once a week or more often, a selected personality will telephone call a pre-scheduled group of youth, a grantee or community personality to talk about an event, a success story or other interesting interviews. These segments may be from 3 – 7 minutes depending upon the wishes of the interviewer and/or the talent being interviewed. Instead of the daily feature, this activity may be partnered with a special weather report or other video segment – again a phone call, a computer graphic on-screen and/or a rip and read.…