CBC Atlantic and CBC New Brunswick used CHCO-TV as a news source for a story on a body of a missing woman found on Navy Island near Saint Andrews. The body of woman was discovered by a group of local teens who had kayaked to the island. When RCMP and firefighters arrived on scene to recover the body, CHCO-TV was the only news outlet at the site covering the event. We offered our video footage to CBC for use in their news broadcasts. CBC New Brunswick used CHCO-TV's video footage for two different newscasts, and CBC Atlantic used CHCO-TV's video footage for one newscast.
LJI Impact is the section of commediaportal.ca where the journalists and their organizations participating in CACTUS' Local Journalism Initiative can share their greatest successes.
Through the written stories, photos and videos you see in the LJI Impact section, you'll be able to read first hand accounts about how the presence of a community journalist is making a difference in communities across Canada through the Local Journalism Initiative and the Community Media Portal.
The Community Media Portal is a gateway to the audio-visual media created by community media centres across Canada. These include traditional community TV and radio stations, as well as online and new media production centres.
Community media are not-for-profit production hubs owned and operated by the communities they serve, established both to provide local content and reflection for their communities, as well as media training and access for ordinary citizens to the latest tools of media production, whether traditional TV and radio, social and online media, virtual reality, augmented reality or video games.
The Community Media Portal has been funded by the Local Journalism Initiative (the LJI) of the Department of Canadian Heritage, and administered by the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) in association with the Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec (the Fédération). Under the LJI, over 100 journalists have been placed in underserved communities and asked to produce civic content that underpins Canadian democratic life.