Does your media center want to build its capacity, develop new programs, or find new marketing and outreach opportunities? Are you hoping to reach a broader audience or expand your organization’s services to new communities? What are the benefits of working with neighboring media centers? How can you engage neighboring media centers and collaborate with other stations on a regional level?

Participate in a vibrant discussion on how regional collaboration can strengthen your organization. Through first hand accounts of the benefits of developing partnerships with regional media centers and through hands-on activities, this session will help you recognize potential areas of collaboration between your organization and other media centers in your region. Learn how neighboring media centers can work together to tackle the collective technology, outreach and funding challenges of each station.


  • Keri Stokstad, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Channels, Goleta, CA


  • John Wasylko, Brunswick Ohio Educational Channel, Community Relations/Video, Brunswick City Schools, Brunswick, OH
  • John Haffner, Americorps VISTA: Digital Arts Service Corps, Gilroy, CA
  • Kathy Bisbee, Executive Director, CMAP, Gilroy, CA

This presentation took place during the 2010 Alliance for Community Media International conference in Pittsburgh, PA on July 9, 2010.

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