It is essential to nurture and prepare community media leaders for this profound moment in U.S. history. As our communities continue to experience the impacts of two pandemics, Covid-19 and systemic racism, our community media centers and stations are also experiencing demographic, generational, and technological shifts. What is required of us as community media leaders in this powerful moment? How can we best develop, celebrate, and enact our leadership potential?
The Community Media Emerging Leaders Institute uses a strength-based approach to enable young and diverse community media leaders with different backgrounds and perspectives to come together as a community of learners for personal growth and renewal. The institute includes three, virtual, interactive workshops, plus peer coaching.
Learn more and sign-up at allcommunitymedia.org.
The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has a long history of organizing to empower individuals, organizations, and communities to address significant issues in the pursuit of justice, liberty, and equity. The ACM’s mission and values are based on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and in particular the First Amendment.
The Alliance for Community Media’s vision is that all communities have the resources, ability and right to express themselves, create community dialogue and engage in civic life through local media. Our guiding principles are to promote free speech, expand civic engagement through local media, and ensure the people can seek redress of their grievances.
In order for democracy to flourish, people must be active participants in their government, educated to think critically and free to express themselves.
Founded in 1976, the Alliance represents over 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access organizations and community media center throughout the country. The ACM works to protect the interests of these access centers and those who use PEG facilities and equipment to advance their causes through cable television and the Internet.
Please explore this website and join us or contact us for more information. We look forward to serving you by promoting civic engagement through community media. Also learn about our many training activities like our annual conference and trade show.
The best part of the ACM is that in addition to learning about issues, you also learn how to address them in your community. Through the ACM West and our national parent organization, you can learn how to help local voices on the most powerful medium. In addition, we support democratization of the media. This means we support radio, internet and many other means of communication integral to an informed world. Learn about creating a local news program on a shoestring. Explore media literacy and digital inclusion issues, and learn how to address them in your community.