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Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media Hosts Youth Media Summit in San Jose

Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media Hosts Youth Media Summit in San Jose

 Digital News Literacy Training Event September 25 in San Jose, CA

(McLean, VA, September 19, 2012) –  The Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) will hold the second of four National Youth Media Summits on September 25, 2012 in collaboration with CreaTV San Jose. The summit will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose, CA from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The summit addresses funding, education, and policy and community building issues as they relate to digital and news literacy training for San Jose youth. The panels include:

Youth Media and News Literacy: The Funders’ Insight 

  • Suzanne St. John Crane, Executive Director, CreaTV
  • Judy Kleinberg, Program Director, Knight Foundation
  • Patty Nation, Sr. Manager Corporate and Community Engagement, Xilinx, Inc.
  • Alex Yamamoto, Project Manager, Adobe Youth Voices
  • Ruth Williams, Senior Program Officer, ZeroDivide

Education and Workforce Development: Integrating Digital Literacy and Schools

  • Elizabeth Calhoon, Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Suzanne St. John Crane, Executive Director, CreaTV
  • Ingrid Dahl, Director of Next Gen, Bay Area Video Coalition
  • Donna Lewis, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, San Mateo-Foster City School District

Life Skills, Community Building, and Social Impact: The Impact of Youth Media

  • Aaron Carrera, Mayors Gang Task Force San Jose
  • Tricia Creason-Valencia, Founder, Flaca Films
  • Diane Guerrazzi, KTVU Reporter, SJSU Broadcasting Instructor
  • Lorena Hernandez, California Director – Community Investment & Communications, COMCAST
  • Ivan Reyes Martinez, PeaPod Coordinator, MACLA
  • Miguel Salinas, Program Director, Adobe Foundation and Senior Manager of Philanthropy, Adobe

Discussion and Screenings of Select Programming from San Jose Youth

  • Raj Jayadev, Founder, Silicon Valley DeBug
  • Peter Pheap, Director of Creative Teens,1st ACT Silicon Valley

This event is free to members of the community, but registration is required and space is limited. To register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/acmsanjose or www.allcommunitymedia.org.

The Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media wishes to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support of the Youth Media Summit:

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.