ACM Mission: Promoting Civic Engagement Through Community Media

ACM’s Vision:

  • Thriving community media centers in cities and towns nationwide
  • Stable funding and channel capacity for centers that have a demonstrably beneficial impact on their communities
  • Infrastructure that will promote the sharing of “best practices” amongst these centers, and incentives to encourage these centers to achieve their highest potential
  • Freedom from political, ideological, or commercial interference that would inhibit service delivery or use of these centers by any lawfully engaged citizen

Our guiding principles are: promote free speech, expand civic engagement through local media, collaborate with others, and act with one voice.

Business Plan: To create its Business Plan, ACM conducted an in-depth assessment of the organization and what it would take for ACM to set a new course leading to a better future for community media.