One of the key measures of the value of media is the effect it has on those who can influence change. Sometimes those people are politicians, either municipal, provincial, or federal, but just as often they are members of groups, organizations, and sectors of society who can and will do what is required to attain a desired result.
It is safe to say that our stories so far have touched all sides of this equation.
This ideology is best demonstrated by who is liking, sharing, and commenting on our stories on social media, as that is a yardstick that can be measured accurately. So far, our Facebook posts have been shared, liked, and commented on by members of all level of government, including municipal, provincial, and federal.
For more than five years this pattern has persisted as we have continued into other poignant social issues.
Our crew has also worked with police, municipal governments, provincially funded groups, and other ‘official’ organizations to produce effective and sustainable projects to help the homeless, and to interconnect dozens of services that work together to help those in need.
It is safe to say that Five Points Media is having an influence in our community.