PORTLAND SPEAKS - 2008
I spent much of my time at Portland Community Media working on a proposal for a project that would allow immigrants and Millennials to create media at low-cost anywhere and at anytime. The goal was to create a project that addressed target groups for PCM, requires little operational resources, is sustainable and creates a new media service on behalf of PCM. To do this, we focused on the cell phone as a media creation device and the Internet as the primary distribution platform with the hope of television as a second one.
Since there are few immigrants in Portland, there is no local paper. A regional publication for the entire Pacific Northwest serves immigrant communities in Portland. By registering on the site, users could both create content and make custom playlists to cobble together their own local information digest.