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Around Town: Midpen Media Center marks reopening at open house

Evan Warren - November 2, 2021

by Palo Alto Weekly The organization welcomed local residents to its studios at 900 San Antonio Road on Wednesday for an open house, which marked its official reopening. “During the height of the COVID pandemic, we supported our producers remotely so they could continue to deliver important new content. We also used the time to listen to our Read More…

Join Us for Community Media Week Oct 18-22

Keri Stokstad - October 6, 2021

What? Midpen Media Center will celebrate Community Media Week, a joint celebration of Free Speech Week and Community Media Day. We will be hosting various events throughout the week of October 18-22 to celebrate the importance of Free Speech in our country and the vital role that Community Media plays in providing hyper-local media coverage. Read More…

Midpen Media Board of Directors October Meeting

Keri Stokstad - October 5, 2021

Next date: Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 | 09:00 AM The Midpen Media Board of Directors holds regular meetings quarterly. The meeting calendar is set for the end of the year. For 2021 the regular meeting dates are Monday, January 25, 2021, Monday, March 22, 2021, Monday, April 19, 2021, Monday, August 16, 2021, Saturday, October Read More…

Midpen Media Board of Directors August Meeting

Keri Stokstad - August 13, 2021

Next date: Monday, Aug 16, 2021 | 04:00 PM The Midpen Media Board of Directors holds regular meetings quarterly. The meeting calendar is set for the end of the year. For 2021 the regular meeting dates are Monday, January 25, 2021, Monday, March 22, 2021, Monday, April 19, 2021, Monday, August 16, 2021, and Monday, Read More…

Midpen Media Board of Directors Special Meeting

Keri Stokstad - May 2, 2021

Next date: Monday, May 03, 2021 | 04:00 PM The Midpen Media Board of Directors holds regular meetings quarterly. The meeting calendar is set at the end of the year. For 2021 the regular meeting dates are: Monday, January 25, 2021, Monday, March 22, 2021, Monday, April 19, 2021, Monday, August 16, 2021, and Monday, Read More…

Classic Movie Nights in 2021

Emily Parent - January 5, 2021

In 2020, the Midpen Media Center hosted 29 movie nights for the friends and film enthusiasts in our community. These movies ranged from black and white silent films to classic love stories to spooky creature features. They were available for free to anyone with access to our local channels or our Facebook page. We are Read More…

Get Ready for the 2021 Local Hero Awards

Eva Barrows - December 30, 2020

Each of us has the power to make positive impacts within our communities and beyond. Midpen Media Center’s annual Local Hero Awards honors people nominated by their community for the uplifting and inspirational work they do. Midpen Media producer Louise Pencavel shines the spotlight on six individuals who find ways to work through challenges to Read More…

Comparing COVID-19 Notes on an International Zoom

Elliot Margolies -

Midpen Media recently conducted its second conversation with people in several countries around the world about life since the pandemic. This time we were joined by people living in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Hong Kong, Indore (India), Tbilisi (Georgia), and Tokyo to compare notes on COVID-19 rules, a worldwide resurgence, reactions to the news about vaccines, Read More…

Giving Tuesday Success

Eva Barrows -

On December 1st, 2020, we asked you to consider donating to Midpen Media on Giving Tuesday. Thanks to the generosity of our community, our board, and a few “angel” donors, we received over $9,000 from thirty-plus supporters. We greatly appreciate each gift received. It’s a tough time for everyone right now, so your continuing support Read More…

A Virtual Celebration of Our Volunteers 

Eva Barrows -

On December 10, 2020, we brought together 40 plus Midpen Media volunteers and supporters via Zoom for a virtual holiday party. For over two hours, guests chatted with familiar faces on their computer screens and got to know new ones. Party host Associate Director of Programs Sara Bennett broke the large party up into smaller Read More…