Community Media/Case Studies/Template
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Good practices aim to inspire; they also need to help others to act and realise their own good practices
Good practices on this site are comprised of:
- A description of the practice itself
- A description of the problems or issues addressed -- in context, taking into account cultural, situational and organizational factors
- Analysis of why a given practice is good -- what factors contribute to its success and enable changes
- Background information on the lead organisation and relevant partners
- 1 Template for documenting good practices
- 1.1 Programme Information
- 1.1.1 What is the good practice?
- 1.1.2 What is the Programming / Content Focus?
- 1.1.3 What are / have been the Successful Learning Programmes?
- 1.1.4 Program Improvement / Learning
- 1.1 Programme Information
- 2 Profile Info
Template for documenting good practices
What is the good practice?
Give a short summary (100 words)
What is the Programming / Content Focus?
Who is responsible for programming?
- media staff, e.g. producers, technicians, journalists
- staff of partners, e.g. teachers, health workers, civil society organisation
- paid staff (% of the programmes or time)
- volunteers (% of the programmes or time)
What are / have been the Successful Learning Programmes?
Who are the Users? E.g. Stakeholders, Audience, Learners
What is the Format?
Why was the Learning Programme(s) originally created?
What problem / challenge did it address?
A needs analysis conducted by XXXX in 2000, identified 70% failure rates of secondary students as the top local priority. A simple effective media programme was designed to address it.
As a Result of the Successful Learning Programme, What Happened?
Good practices result from success factors or interventions.
- The radio station’s commitment to the process --- For example, they provided a significant block of prime time for the programmes (now 4.5 hours per week) and free access for teacher-producers to the internet to expand their access to new ideas and information sources;
- Focus on Long-Term Goals -- Building local capacities is a long term process and needs to grow organically; the Madanpokhara project was designed with long term goals in mind, essentially following students through their last three years of secondary schooling; and;
- Investment by the Community -- The programmes addressed a critical need for the whole community and therefore people (rather than donors) have invested to sustain it -- resources (the radio station), expertise (teachers), time (students), support (parents).
Program Improvement / Learning
- What did you learn from this / what could be improved and why?
- If performance targets were not achieved, also explain.
- Name of Media Outlet
- Year Established
- Location: City, Country
- Who owns / hold License?
- Signal Strength:
- Population #'s served by media outlet:
- Their interests
- hierarchical, democratic or other
- Decision-making process
- Board of Directors: comprised of..
- elected, appointed
- How many "Members"?
- How many Paid Staff (#), volunteers (#)
- high peak period
- low peak period
- How is outlet funded?
- events - recurring
- events - special, as needed (i.e., 1X)
- special projects (i.e., proposal funding from local, national and international agencies)
- % by members, other (specify) %: