Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative


ACM Youth Media Summit announced for Philadelphia: May 8th!

April 10, 2012 by admin in Events

The PYMC is proud to be a partner for the ACM Youth Media Summit. The full Summit will be recorded and rebroadcast on PhillyCAM.

According to the ACM Press Release, “The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) will launch its new Youth Media Summit at Peirce College in Philadelphia, PA, on May 8, 2012. In 2011, the FCC emphasized the need for more digital literacy training and increased transparency of government and other civic institutions, with community media centers uniquely positioned to address this challenge.

The Youth Media Summit will consist of four one-day symposiums to provide a public forum for discussion about media and news literacy in America. Participants shall include educators, community leaders, media professionals, journalists, nonprofit leaders, policymakers and students.

“In keeping with the recommendations of the FCC, the ACM has responded by elevating digital literacy and youth media as core focus areas,” said Sylvia Strobel, Esq., ACM Executive Director. “We are looking forward to showcasing the incredible youth and news media programs offered by ACM members, and growing partnerships with schools, educators, students and communities to expand these critical training programs.”

In addition to the Philadelphia Summit, additional symposiums are planned for San Jose, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and at the ACM’s 2012 conference in Chicago.”

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Sylvia Strobel, Executive Director, The Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media and George Strimel, FACM National Board Member
Gretjen Clausing, Executive Director, PhillyCAM
Desiree Peterkin Bell, Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships, Office of
The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia
Dr. Renee Hobbs, Professor and Founding Director of the Harrington School of
Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island

10:30 – 11:30 – Media and News Literacy for Youth: What is Going on in Philadelphia?

Moderator: Gretjen Clausing, Executive Director, PhillyCAM

Denise Brown, Executive Director, Leeway Foundation
Donna Frisby-Greenwood, Program Director, Knight Foundation – Philadelphia
Beatriz Vieira, Vice President for Philanthropic

Services, Philadelphia Foundation
Paul Wright, Local Media Development, Comcast Project Open Voice

11:30-12:30 – Education and Workforce Development: Integrating Digital Literacy In Schools

Dr. Neil Kleinman, Senior Fellow, Corzo Center for the Creative Economy

Professor of Multimedia and Communication at the University of
the Arts

Theresa Ramos, Program Development Coordinator, Free Library of Philadelphia
Sam Reed, Owner, Sriii Consulting and Blogger at Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Monica Lyons-Jones, M.Ed., Program Manager, Need In Deed

12:30-1:15 – Lunch and Networking

1:15 – 2:15 – Life Skills, Community Building, and Social Impact: The Impact of Youth Media

Sherri Hope Culver, Assistant Professor at Temple University’s Department of
Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media / Director of the Center for
Media and Information Literacy

Susan Malone, Executive Director, Wide Angle Youth Media
Craig Santoro, Project Manager, The Learning Lab, WHYY
Beth Patel, Coordinator and Workshop Facilitator, Philly Youth Radio
Teri Yago-Ryan, Executive Director, Big Picture Alliance

2:15-3:00 – Discussion and Screenings of Select Programming from Philadelphia youth and
Own the Vote taping

Taylor Frome, Executive Director, Youth Empowerment Services (YESPhilly)
Lynsey Graeff, POPPYN
Robert Traynham, Own the Vote
Malcolm Kenyatta, Own the Vote

And continue the conversation at PhillyCam, 699 Ranstead Street, for Youth Media Slam from 5:00-
6:30, presented by the

Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative.

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