Cecil.TV is now part of Cecil Public Media.
According to a release Cecil Public Media is an “independent non-profit news organization providing trusted, nonpartisan, accurate, insightful and reliable reporting about Cecil County.”
Cecil.TV is carried on the Comcast and Armstrong cable systems in the Maryland county west of Newark and Middletown. It also posts content online.
According to a release, goals include equipping regular citizens with the basic skills to report, tell their stories, and become part of the production process. The media outlet also wants to serve as an information center for events, announcements, and vital notifications.
Nonprofit Cecil.TV is seeking contributions.
NewsMatch, a nonprofit supporting media organizations, will match donations during the remainder of the year.
Through NewsMatch, Cecil.tv can earn up to $10,000 in matching dollars. Donations can be made through the Cecil.tv website.
Fiscal sponsor Cecil.tv is The Institute for Nonprofit News
The county’s only newspaper-website outlet is the Cecil Whig, which operates a “hard paywall” that limits content to subscribers.
Board members of Cecil.TV include former Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy and William DeFreitas. DeFreitas published the Cecil Guardian weekly newspaper from 2009 to 2018.