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Alliance for Community Media Public Policy Training

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has a long history of national education and outreach work on behalf of public, educational and governmental non-commercial cable channels. The ACM partnered with the New America Foundation, Free Press, Prometheus Radio Project, Media and Democracy Coalition and others to offer a day-long training on public policy issues that impact community media on Oct. 11, 2011.

Video of the keynote address by FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps is available above, while recordings of the other panels can be viewed at right.


9:00am - Welcome

9:30am - National Public Policy Review

Corie Wright, Free Press

Brandy Doyle, Prometheus Radio Project

Ben Lennett, New America Foundation

Mitsi Herrera, Montgomery County

Qres Ephraim, Media and Democracy Coalition

Sean McLaughlin, Access Humboldt (remote)

Tom Glaisyer, New America Foundation

10:45am - What Will Move the CAP Act? Grassroots and Community Organizing

Chancellar Williams, Free Press

Rachel Colyer, Media and Democracy Coalition

Zenaida Mendez, Manhattan Neighbrohood Network

Beth McConnell, MADCo

1:00pm - Keynote Remarks

Michael J. Copps
, Federal Communications Commission

2:00pm - ACM Facts for the Hill

Gary Lederer, Best, Best and Krieger

Jim Horwood, Spiegel & McDiarmid

Sylvia Strobel, Alliance for Community Media



Event Time and Location

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Video Clips

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Panel I: National Public Policy Review
See video
Panel II: What Will Move the CAP Act? Grassroots and Community Organizing
See video
Panel III: ACM Facts for the Hill