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How Community Media Can Encourage Minority Communities To Engage

When I walk into a room at any media conference in the Midwest, I’m usually one of only a few black women in the room. The smaller the town, the fewer black women there are in the room. Statistics back up my personal experience: the American Society of News Editors and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University released a 2015 study that found of the 32,900 people employed in newspaper newsrooms around the country, about 4,200, or […]

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Community Management Can Help Community Media Survive, Thrive

National and state budget cuts present a two-front war for community media. On one front, community media proponents can engage in political processes that shape policies affecting community broadcasting. The second front poses a more strategic approach that encourages an understanding of all the challenges and opportunities facing community media. Addressing The Community Outreach Challenge Money might solve a media station’s outreach problem, but putting whatever money is available to its most effective use can be a greater challenge. Instead of drowning […]

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