Community Media Summit: Chicago Broadband

June 15, 2007

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Julia Stasch

We gathered to understand and examine the voices and content that make up community media and to imagine and explore the potentials of community media for serving basic human and community needs.  National leaders and practitioners presented exemplary community media projects and compared notes on lessons learned to date and challenges still to face.  A diverse group of community media makers from ethnic and community newspaper publishers to pioneers in the new arts of Internet-based storytelling - as well as nonprofit leaders and technologists, educators, journalists, philanthropists, and public officials all attended.

The day continued with a discussion on Chicago broadband opportunities.  Remarks by Julia Stasch, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, presenting "The City that NETworks: Transforming Society snd Economy Through the Digital Divide" - a Report of the Mayor's Advisory Council on Closing the Digital Divide; with introductory remarks by Terry Mazany, Chicago Community Trust.  The conversation continues with a panel response by Pierre Clark, Chicago Digital Access Alliance; Juan Salgado, Instituto Del Progreso Latino; and David Roche, Chicago Public Schools; moderated by Thom Clark, Community Media Workshop.

 

Recorded Friday, June 15, 2007 at Columbia College Film Row Cinema.