From Principal Bill Runey of Attleboro High School: "We received a monumental grant from a local foundation of a 1:1 match up to $300,000. That enabled us to truly build momentum and within a few weeks, we had our first $100,000 which the foundation immediately doubled. Today, the NFL (Yes, the National Football League!) gave us $200,000 which the foundation will match. Put that all together and my team brought in $600,000!"
DoubleACS is proud to announce that we are launching a new citizen journalism program, You Be the Press. You Be the Press will have two components, a website, youbethepress.com and a 30-minute monthly television show aired on DoubleACS Channel 15. Both will consist entirely of community-produced journalism with citizens as the reporter, editor and writer. With You Be the Press you can report on stories and events that you think are important. You shape the news and bring exposure to topics you care about. You are the press!
On Youbethepress.com you will be able to post your written news articles, video news packages and audio. You will also be able to comment on the posts of other community journalists as well as post your article or news package direct to facebook, twitter and google plus.
The You Be the Press television show will consist of the best news packages from that month on youbethepress.com. For each monthly show we will pick a community journalist to be the anchor of the television newscast.
The Production staff of DoubleACS is in the final stages of their first documentary "Thompson Chemical". The film gives an inside look at the people that were affected by the explosion that shook the City of Attleboro.