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Fort Fairfield Journal Television Releases First DVD


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Februrary 4, 2015


WFFJ-TV, the video news division  of Fort Fairfield Journal’s online media platform has released its first DVD after three months of online television news production.

   The DVD features documentaries of the local favorites, A Night of Basketball and FFMHS Spirit Day as well as the WFFJ-TV news production of the Fort Fairfield Veterans’ Memorial dedication ceremony.

   “This is a great way for people who do not have a computer, or enjoy high speed internet to watch and share these independently produced local news clips,” said David Deschesne, editor/publisher of Fort Fairfield Journal and video producer of the news and documentaries, as well as the DVD.  “WFFJ-TV has been well-received and adds a new dimension to local news reporting.”

   Deschesne has plans to periodically release DVDs of his online news productions to keep people up to speed with the online TV library that is being updated on a regular basis at

   “I just started learning to do video production last Fall and I’ve been told one of my most recent videos, Mysteries and Apparitions at Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gym is approaching the production level of any respectable television news network.”

   WFFJ-TV videos currently feature local news for Fort Fairfield and because there are no time constraints, as would be on a conventional broadcast television station, they are able to be a little longer and go into more detail on the subject than would be expected on traditional television newscasts.   Several documentaries on Fort Fairfield events have also been produced for free viewing online that otherwise would never have been produced if left up to the current local television news broadcasting monopoly.

   “I’m starting off with Fort Fairfield news features because I’m already covering them for the print version of the newspaper and the online news section.  However, I do plan to expand to the surrounding area as I learn the software and become more efficient at video production,” said Deschesne.

   Assisting Deschesne in the broadcast quality news productions is local voice talent, Michelle Doody, who narrates the videos.

   While the videos are available to view for free online at, the DVD does cost a modest $5.00 for the nine programs on it that total approximately 42 minutes of running time.  It is available at Bookmart and Hillside IGA in Fort Fairfield.  It can also be ordered by mail for $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping by contacting Fort Fairfield Journal at 252 Main Street, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742.


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