Bellingham Now YouTube Playlist

Bellingham Tonight Pivots to Tell Community Stories

Veritas Media launched Bellingham Tonight in the fall of 2019. Our team was gearing up for Season 2 and we had big plans, like a weekly sports update and monthly content featuring local movers and shakers. In March 2020, however, COVID-19 hit and our plans of filming our show in front of a live audience, as well as reporting on local sports, were thrown out the window.

Knowing we couldn’t gather in person, and that we were living through some unprecedented times, we set out to do what we thought would make a difference by telling the stories of our community through video. This time, instead of a talk show we recorded a series of conversations with people where they were at—mostly at home via Zoom.

Our conversations focused on what different leaders were doing in our community—how they were adapting, changing and pivoting. We told stories of remarkable re-tooling to support our healthcare workers and how everyday people were getting involved and helping out.