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Alliance for Community Media Executive Director Sylvia Strobel Speaks at PhillyCAM Grand Opening

Contact: Nancy Lu



(McLean, VA, February 9, 2012) – The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) celebrates the grand opening of PhillyCAM at its new facility. ACM Executive Director, Sylvia Strobel, provided remarks and commended PhillyCAM in its role as a national leader of digital media and its involvement with the Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative.

“News literacy is a key priority for the Alliance for Community Media and our community media partners around the country,” said Strobel. “PhillyCAM is well positioned to fill the need for local news, information and programming of critical importance to the citizens of this great city. It has adopted a transplatform approach to content delivery that is not only innovative, but represents the future for our industry.”

In attendance at yesterday’s event were Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter as well as community leaders, city officials, and volunteers who brought the vision of the community media center to life. PhillyCAM was the first public access television station and now offers Philadelphia residents greater opportunities to connect with one another with their new studios that have live broadcasting capabilities.

The mission of PhillyCAM is to provide Philadelphia residents and organizations with the opportunity to communicate with each other through the creation and distribution of non-commercial media. PhillyCAM provides residents and community organizations access to media-making tools, training and opportunities for interaction between diverse communities.

The Alliance for Community Media continues its support and partnership with PhillyCAM on May 8th with the launch of its national Youth Media Symposium series. The Philadelphia Symposium will showcase the work of local youth and spur discussion with local organizations, educational institutions and government officials. For more information, please visit the ACM website.


About the Alliance for Community Media: Founded in 1979, the Alliance for Community Media is a national, non-profit membership organization committed to ensuring access to electronic media for all people. The Alliance for Community Media carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource for the more than 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) cable channels nationwide. For more information, visit ACM’s new website at

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