As the digital divide persists within marginalized communities, many people continue to face challenges without access to computers and broadband technology at home. Hyperlocal journalism projects empower local residents to tell their stories using new media tools. This session will discuss how can PEG centers, community technology centers, and citizen journalism projects are addressing this problem by providing public access to cable television and broadband media tools. Hear from panelists representing various centers that conduct training, web site development, and cooperation with local media to develop on-line voices and better serve the tech needs of the underserved in their communities.


  • Kamilla Kovacs, Development and Communications Director, Media Access Project


  • Ron Cooper, Executive Director, Access Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
  • Murali Balaji, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Voice of Philadelphia, Assistant Professor, Lincoln University, Lansdale, PA
  • Antoine Haywood, Director of Community Development, People TV, Atlanta, GA

This workshop was presented during the 2010 Alliance for Community Media International Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on July 9, 2010.
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