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Alliance for Community Media Launches Youth Media Summit

Contact: Gregory Morrison
703-556-7175
gmorrison@allcommunitymedia.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY MEDIA
LAUNCHES YOUTH MEDIA SUMMIT

Media and News Literacy Event on May 8, 2012 at Peirce College, Philadelphia, PA

(McLean, VA, January 17, 2012) – The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) will launch its new Youth Media Summit at Peirce College in Philadelphia, PA, on May 8, 2012. In 2011, the FCC emphasized the need for more digital literacy training and increased transparency of government and other civic institutions, with community media centers uniquely positioned to address this challenge.

The Youth Media Summit will consist of four one-day symposiums to provide a public forum for discussion about media and news literacy in America. Participants shall include educators, community leaders, media professionals, journalists, nonprofit leaders, policymakers and students.

“In keeping with the recommendations of the FCC, the ACM has responded by elevating digital literacy and youth media as core focus areas,” said Sylvia Strobel, Esq., ACM Executive Director. “We are looking forward to showcasing the incredible youth and news media programs offered by ACM members, and growing partnerships with schools, educators, students and communities to expand these critical training programs.”

In addition to the Philadelphia Summit, additional symposiums are planned for San Jose, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and at the ACM’s 2012 conference in Chicago.

For more information, or to serve as a sponsor, please contact the ACM at info@allcommunitymedia.org.

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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 www.allcommunitymedia.org.

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