Hello and welcome to the ebersoleMEDIA website. I am Samuel Ebersole, emeritus professor of Media Communication at Colorado State University Pueblo. Since retiring from CSU Pueblo in spring of 2021, my focus and energy has been directed towards projects about which I am passionate. While I continue to providing training and instruction in several capacities, mostly online, I also am doing more consulting and training for international clients. I also continue my interest in video documentary, specifically documenting the importance of water in this corner of the arid American West. The Facebook link at the top is for my 2018 television documentary about the Arkansas River. The hour-long documentary focuses on several of the issues facing the basin, and tells stories of those who are committed to protecting this valuable resource.
The blog link above is no longer being regularly maintained, but does contain an archive of media-related musings that I shared with my Media & Society students at CSU Pueblo. The YouTube channel contains a variety of video shorts and longer projects that I’ve produced in recent years.
The views expressed on this website and various social media accounts are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSU-Pueblo or other affiliated organizations. Photo credit: Justin Bregar
Samuel Ebersole joined Global News Alliance as Director of Training and will oversee Smartphone Journalism training for stringers and media content producers. The mission of GNA is to, “Stretch a cooperative news-gathering network around the globe so that no developments significant to the Church go unreported.”
Sam and Sara Jane Ebersole recently accompanied UCE Global on a trip to Uganda, Africa. The trip included outreaches to ten schools in the Masaka and Kasese regions of the country. In addition to documenting the work of UCE, we provided training on mobile phone photography and videography for local volunteers.
We recently completed two short videos for the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). The first was for Prowers Economic Prosperity [video] and the second for Fremont County Economic Development [video].
ebersoleMEDIA joined with Global News Alliance for Mobile Journalism (MoJo) training in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in spring of 2022. The training was provided for 60+ leaders from CRU across the continent of Africa.
We were contracted by Water Education Colorado to document a series of mini-tours for water users in basins across the state of Colorado during the spring, summer, and fall of 2022. You can watch them on YouTube.
ebersoleMEDIA is producing a half-hour historical documentary celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Fryingpan Arkansas project and the SECWCD.
Samuel Ebersole served as writer and co-producer of The Great Pueblo Flood, an episode of Colorado Experience on RMPBS. The program aired on the 100th anniversary of the flood and is available on YouTube.
The website for the Arkansas River documentary received a Media Excellence award from the Broadcast Education Association, Interactive Multimedia competition. The award was announced at the BEA Super Regional Conference in Boulder, Colorado in October of 2019.
I successfully completed the CSU Drone Flight School program and passed the FAA Part107 certification exam.
EbersoleMEDIA has been selected by the Poudre Heritage Alliance to conduct oral history interviews with water professionals throughout the state of Colorado. These interviews will be audio/video recorded and become part of the Water Resources Archive at Colorado State University.
EbersoleMEDIA partnered with the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum to produce six new webisodes to accompany the Arkansas River documentary. Three of the segments will feature major tributaries to the river: Fountain Creek, Huerfano River, and Purgatoire River. The other segments will feature ongoing projects ranging from watershed health to innovative water storage.
Pikes Peak Women, Citizens Project, and the Pikes Peak Library District invited me to make a presentation on the topic of Fake News for their Fact and Fiction Media Series. The event was held at the 21c library campus on August 30th.
Public screenings of The Arkansas River: from Leadville to Lamar were held in twelve communities throughout the basin (literally from Leadville to Lamar). We were encouraged by the turnout and the passion of those who care about the future of the Arkansas River. Any future broadcasts or screenings will be announced on the Facebook page (see link at top of page).
The Arkansas River: from Leadville to Lamar aired on Rocky Mountain PBS at 7pm on May 31st. The program is available on YouTube.