Akaku, Maui County’s public access cable TV station, announced two new department heads this week as part of the operation’s overall staff reorganization.
First off, Kat Tracy–who had been directing Akaku’s Project YBEAM, which helps youth in the county learn about mobile video production–will now be the station’s Education Director. “My work with the new media technology and Maui youth has been an eye-opening experience!” she said in an Aug. 27 news release. “Today’s mobile tools are enabling true media democracy through ease of training in the field and the hunger kids have for participating in the internet paradigm.”
And Stephen “Tree” Luksik, who had been in charge of the Akaku Education Department, will now head the Production Department. “Akaku strives to do more live productions and it is a great training opportunity for students and community members who want to learn more about media production and use it to become more involved in their community,” he said in the same news release.
For more information on Akaku, call 808-871-5554 or visit Akaku.org.