Greetings from Northwest Community Media, an affiliate of the Alliance for Community Media. We are a nonprofit organization working to facilitate connection, knowledge, and resource sharing among community media practitioners in the Alliance for Community Media – Northwest Region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
The local media landscape has changed significantly in the Pacific Northwest. In previous years, we’ve focused primarily on public, educational, and government (PEG) television operations in our work. We’ve realized that the spectrum of community media practitioners is much more broad than our focus. Now we work to forge connections between colleges/universities, activist groups, libraries, digital equity and inclusion efforts, community radio/Low Power FM (LPFM), and community media centers. The mission is to create a more democratically engaged, informed populace by supporting citizen journalism and media literacy.
Providing avenues of continued learning is an important part of our mission. As such, we hope you will consider joining us for the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future. We are excited to bring you a two-day summit on empowering the public and preparing for the next phase of community media in society.