At EdLab, the new media skunkworks at the Teachers College library, I pitched my idea for a user-driven media literacy show on YouTube. The result was The Media Show, the adventures of two puppet sisters who ditch school to hide out in an ad agency closet and play with the media.
In 2010, The Media Show was a finalist in the Media That Matters social-issues film festival, receiving an award for exemplary fair use and garnering accolades for its use of humor and puppets. In 2010, 2011, and 2014, I successfully ran Kickstarter fundraisers for the show, raising over $15,000. I manage and direct a staff of five writers, four puppeteers, various interns, contract video editors, and musicians.
As of Q1 2015, The Media Show is in production at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, airing Fridays at 9:00 p.m. on MNN Channel 4 as well as on our traditional YouTube home.