Local public media stations are finding new ways to leverage their broadcast and online assets to address pressing issues that affect our quality of life. Stations are learning from their peers and connecting with resources from producers and national organizations to become the vital partners in helping communities change the way they collaborate in address pressing community needs.
Stations have a dynamic resource for building their engagement programs in the CPB supported National Center for Media Engagement (NCME). NCME provides training, tools and resources to help your station develop new community engagement activities and can help find new ways to leverage the important work you may already have started.
Three recent examples of how public media is reaching out to local communities on a national basis are the Facing the Mortgage Crisis Initiative, Engaging Communities on the Economy, and the Sesame Workshop supported initiative around their program: Families Stand together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times.
There are many other local of stories of engagment and impact that have been showcased over the past year through the My Source Community Impact Awards for Engagement. See how television, radio and joint licensees are sharing their stories across platforms.
|NPT won a My Source Community Impact Award for their ground-breaking documentary project|
|KERA is helping families find resources to keep homes and find jobs.|