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WCM and Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine tells transmedia stories

Find the latest edition of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine (WLM) and see transmedia storytelling in action. On page 9 is the print version of the inauguration of Governor Matt Mead.

You’re then led to a link on WLM Telvision (WLMTV) to watch a video news package of the day’s activities that started at the Cheyenne Civic Center and ended with hundreds of well-wishers at the state capitol building.

WCM and WLM caught up with the Governor, Secretary of State Max Maxfield and Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill. Reporters also talked with inauguration activity attendees from around Wyoming. Watch the video by clicking on the Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine logo.

Get out the vote for ‘Gambling for the Future’ in the Wyo Short Film Contest

Wyoming Community Media taught a video production class at the Wind River Tribal College in Ethete, Wyoming during January 2011. The students shot four movies in five days. One of the films is “Gambling for the Future: The Northern Arapaho and Indian Gaming in Wyoming”

It is entered in the Wyoming Film Office Short Film Contest. The top 10 entrants are determined by People’s Choice and the top ten judged by a panel of experts who determine the winner.

Click on the image to view the movie and vote. It’s a small hassle to vote. Open the link, create a user name and password and vote for the film by clicking on a star below the video player. Watch the movie and make comments!

Here’s a synopsis of the film: High-stakes gambling on Native American lands has been controversial over the years.

Former Northern Arapaho Tribal Business Council Chairman Harvey Spoonhunter and Northern Arapaho Tribal Liaison, Wyoming Office of the Governor Gary Collins recount the hurdles the tribe had to jump, including challenges by the State of Wyoming in Federal Court.

Tribal officials, including Wind River Casino Marketing Director, Jackie Dorothy, and Sky People Higher Education Finance Office Ken Smith talk about how this new form of economic development has changed the lives of tribal members and will preserve the tribal culture for generations to come. Tribal members John Brown and Lisa Yawakia tell their stories about how the new reservation economy has changed their lives.