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SXSW 2019

Reinventing Community Based Media Centers

There are over a thousand community media networks across the country - from Maine to Maui. We'll look at the renaissance of local media education and production taking place across the country that is inspiring and pushes the envelope for what local media can be and how it is experienced. Can community media be an antidote for "information deserts"? How can Virtual Reality and other extended reality media be applied in community settings? How can these centers build media diversity? We will discuss examples and strategies for building innovative community-based media production and education centers across the U-S.

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  1. Local community media centers can be hubs of media innovation and education in urban, rural and suburban settings.
  2. Building local media production centers that create useful information can ameliorate information deserts.
  3. VR and other cutting edge media production tools have powerful applications when put in the hands of community media from diverse backgrounds.



Mike Wassenaar, President & CEO, Alliance for Community Media

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Media & Journalism
  • Level: Beginner
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