2021 Open Signal Activity Report

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In 2021, we were able to:

Support members of our production

cohort with 1,020 customized one-on-one

training hours. Our cohort participants

identify as Black, Indigenous, and

people of color; people living with dis/

abilities; English language learners;

people with low incomes; and nonprofit

partners who align with our efforts.

Focus on Black media makers through

Open Signal Labs, which supported six

fellows and more than 300 additional

people through virtual events,

fundraising and production support.

Labs also expanded their network with

a national consortium funded by the

National Endowment for the Arts.

Complete our New Media Fellowship with

a presentation by Myles de Bastion on

his first-in-the-world technology that

creates real time captions and sign

language within virtual spaces.

Run five cable channels 24/7 and

stream all channels online for

the first time, airing 114 COVID

public health announcements and

263 hours City Council meetings.

Premiere 2,334 new pieces of media

on our cable channels — 765 of

which were created at Open Signal.

Launch a pilot training for

local nonprofits, which provides

equipment access and traumainformed

media literacy education.

Continued shared leadership,

with six department heads

collectively responsible for

the health of the organization.

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