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Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media Introduces Youth Media Summit in Philadelphia

Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media Introduces Youth Media Summit in Philadelphia

First Event May 8 in Philadelphia, PA

 (McLean, VA, May 5, 2012) –  The Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media is pleased to announce that Desiree Peterkin Bell, Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships, Office of The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, will provide opening remarks at the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media’s inaugural Youth Media Summit in Philadelphia on May 8, 2012.  

The Philadelphia event will be the first of four national youth media summits on May 8, 2012.  The summits will address funding, education and policy and community building issues as they relate to digital and news literacy training for youth.  

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.   

“In keeping with the recommendations of the FCC, the Foundation of 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.

Registration information is available at www.allcommunitymedia.org

 

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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