MAY 23, 2022 – HC Media is delighted to announce that three staff members have won national media production awards from the National Alliance for Community Media’s Hometown Media Awards.

Matt Belfiore, Director of Operations, was awarded the Best Mixed Media Program, Access Center Professional Division, for the “Unwrapping Haverhill’s Favorite Christmas Presents” segment, which appeared on the Haverhill Journal in December 2021.

Christopher Bowden, Assistant Operations Manager, was awarded the Best Community Impact Program, Access Center Professional Division, for “One Bullet, Many Lives”, a short film focusing on youth violence prevention, produced in cooperation with UTEC and Haverhill VIP in July 2021.

Lindsay Paris, Engagement Manager, was awarded the Best Community Events: Parades/Festivals Program, Access Center Professional Division, for her coverage of the 2021 Topsfield Fair, which appeared on the Haverhill Journal in October 2021.

The Hometown Media Awards is community media’s largest video awards competition, with over 1,000 entrants in 39 categories from all over the United States. The Alliance for Community Media describes the Hometown Media Awards as a way to “honor and promote community media, radio and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels.”

2022 marks the first time that HC Media staff has won three professional awards in one year, a rare honor matched by few other access stations. Matt, Christopher, and Lindsay have a combined 51 years of video production experience between them, and are longstanding active members of the Haverhill and Greater Merrimack Valley community.

As Haverhill’s community television station, HC Media’s mission is to provide high-quality programming produced by and for Haverhill residents. Thousands of Haverhill residents have taken advantage of HC Media’s training programs in media production, and many have gone on to win awards of their own. Productions such as The Haverhill Journal bring attention to the incredible stories happening in and around our city, stories that you will not find anywhere else. HC Media is proud of its accomplishments in 2022, and looks forward to many more years of award-winning media production in our city.