Friday, March 16 at 9am
It’s 2018. While the FCC has freed commercial broadcasters from public interest obligations and obliterated cross-ownership rules, Community Media Centers (CMCs) find themselves simultaneously
fighting for their futures, while serving as the last bastion of brick-and- mortar media in many communities.
How did we get here, and more importantly, where are we going?
Today’s CMC staff and board must address a wide range of problems, from economic projections and technical shifts (such as cord cutting and migration to OTT), to legislative and policy battles in a post-franchise world, to teaching 21st Century media literacy and journalism skills in a country where the role of the Fourth Estate is greatly diminished. All, of course, on incredibly lean budgets!
Come learn about some of these challenges and how we as a field are rising to meet them.
Sean McLaughlin, Executive Director
Kim Nalder, Prof. Political Science
California State University
Executive Director California Speaks Opinion Research-
Institute for Social Research