Jason Pramas, Editor/Publisher
Amy Grunder, Managing Editor
David Goodman, Senior Staff Reporter
Jonathan Adams, Staff Reporter
Sarah Betancourt, Staff Reporter
Andrew Jeromski, Staff Reporter
Tate Williams , Staff Reporter
Kareem Chehayeb, Dory Dinoto, Sue Katz, Jesse Kirdahy-Scalia, Diana Mai, Carly Maltais, Christine O'Connell, Annie Shreffler, Ana Traynin, and Elizabeth Washburn
Special Events Unit
Khadijah M. Britton, Kristin Caffray, Kareem Chehayeb, Dory Dinoto, Curtis Entenmann, David Goodman, Diana Mai, Christine O'Connell, Jason Pramas, Annie Shreffler, Sean Temple and Charngchi Way
Editorial and Development Advisor
Sabrina Casseus, University of Massachusetts Boston
Liz DeWolf, Trinity College
Elise Filo, Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts
Leticia St. Remy, Bowdoin College
Open Media Boston
9 Hamilton Place, Suite 2A
Boston, MA 02108
Open Media Boston is a project of Media Working Group, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Open Media Boston is a member publication of the New England Newspaper and Press Association.
Open Media Boston is an online metropolitan news publication dedicated to regularly publishing fair and accurate news, views, arts, entertainment and technology coverage for the Boston, Massachusetts, USA area in text, image, audio and video formats. We are an audience-centered publication with a progressive editorial stance that will constantly solicit submissions and commentary from the general public using the latest social media technology while maintaining professional journalistic standards at all times. We will always strive to balance open participation with editorial control in the service of this goal.
Open Media Boston runs on the equivalent of a weekly news cycle ending on Thursday. We then send out a weekly update to a large number of people every Friday. Content must be published to our Open Forum by Thursday at 5 p.m. to be considered for inclusion in any given week's update. NOTE: with Editor/Publisher Jason Pramas in graduate school part-time while running OMB full-time, our version of a weekly news cycle is roughly 7-10 days long until he finishes up, and may not always include an editorial (if he has an assignment due) ...
How OMB Works
A. People check out OMB on the web;
B. They decide to post a comment or maybe submit some original content;
C. To do so, they have to sign up for an OMB User Account;
D. Once their User Account is set up, they can post comments to any existing content on the website, or post their own new content via the Content Submission Form;
E. When new content is submitted it automatically goes to the Open Forum - which is the open posting area of OMB;
F. Selected relevant content that meets basic journalistic, editorial, and production standards is published to the OMB Front Page (other material remains in the Open Forum [see User's Guide section 2.2 for more info]);
G. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. And that's how we'll build our metro news portal.
How to List an Upcoming Event on OMB
Registered users are welcome to post events to our Upcoming Events calendar. For instructions, please see our User's Guide.
The User's Guide to Open Media Boston
Just click here to get to our User's Guide page or choose it from the navigation bar on the left of every page.
The OMB Blog
Check out our blog periodically to view content by OMB staff and friends on anything and everything that comes to their minds. You can always choose it from the navigation bar on the left of every page.
Interested to start an Open Media in your city or region?
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll chat. FYI, any prospective Open Media editors will generally need to have some significant media background; so we'll want to see a resume and samples of recent media work from anyone who'd like to start an Open Media branch in another area of the U.S. or world.
Initial Site Developers
Aaron Couch, Chris Fernandez, and Angela Pineros
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