Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons

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The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons introduces itself with the lines, "Courses in video production, editing, journalism, and more", and, "Classes for students of all ages — tell your story", and gives the following descriptive information:

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY puts the power of media in the hands of anyone with a story to tell and helps all of us become more discerning media consumers. This ground-breaking new venture is named in honor of Mrs. Dorrance H. Hamilton, whose generous leadership gifts have helped move this project from idea to reality. With training programs for students and teachers, hands-on instruction for WHYY members with an interest in media and a facility that can host and record events for non-profits and business alike, Hamilton Commons opens new avenues of expression to the residents of the Philadelphia region.

The Public Media Commons is a physical embodiment of WHYY's commitment to community engagement. It serves as a hub of media literacy for the Philadelphia area, a gathering place for educators, a hands-on learning environment for students and a venue for performers and lecturers.

The three areas of the Hamilton Commons provide space and equipment to encourage creativity and learning using a wide variety of digital communication tools. These versatile facilities are also available for rental.

  • Lincoln Financial Digital Education Studio is a flexible presentation space equipped to easily record and distribute performances, demonstrations, lectures, professional development training and meetings.
  • Production classrooms and meeting space includes two classrooms with editing stations are places for teaching, innovation and experimentation. Audio and video production equipment with non-linear editing, sound mixing and professional production lighting will be available to students and staff along wtih additional editing and conference space.
  • The Portal is the Hamilton Commons' lobby and digital showcase center where visitors can view student work and enjoy changing exhibits on large-screen displays.

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