Date: May 8, 2012

1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia , PA 19102

Sylvia Strobel
info [at] allcommunitymedia [dot] org


The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) will launch the first of four summits at Peirce College in Philadelphia, PA, on May 8, 2012.  The tentative schedule is as follows:

10:00 – Opening Remarks

  • Gretjen Clausing, Executive Director, PhillyCAM
  • Sylvia Strobel, Executive Director, The Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media
  • Invited:  The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia

10:30 – 11:30 – Media and News Literacy for Youth:  What is Going on in Philadelphia?

Moderator: Gretjen Clausing, Executive Director, PhillyCAM


  • Denise Brown, Executive Director, Leeway Foundation
  • Donna  Frisby-Greenwood, Program Director, Knight Foundation – Philadelphia
  • Beatriz Vieira, Vice President for Philanthropic Services, Philadelphia Foundation
  • Paul Wright, Local Media Development, Comcast Project Open Voice

11:30-12:30 – Education and Workforce Development:  Integrating Digital Literacy In Schools

Moderator: Dr. Neil Kleinman, Senior Fellow, Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Professor of Multimedia and Communication at the University of the Arts


  • Theresa Ramos, Program Development Coordinator, Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Sam Reed, Owner, Sriii Consulting and Blogger at Philadelphia Public School Notebook

12:30-1:15 – Lunch and Networking

1:15 – 2:15 – Life Skills, Community Building, and Social Impact:  The Impact of Youth Media

Moderator: Sherri Hope Culver, Assistant Professor at Temple University’s Department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media / Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy


  • Susan Malone, Executive Director, Wide Angle Youth Media
  • Craig Santoro, Project Manager, The Learning Lab, WHYY
  • Rebecca Fabiano, Consultant,  Coordinator of the Youth Work Certificate Program and Adjunct Professor at The Community College of Philadelphia
  • Beth Patel, Coordinator and Workshop Facilitator, Philly Youth Radio

2:15-3:00 – Screenings of Select Programming from Philadelphia Youth

  • Taylor From, Executive Director, YESPhilly

And continue the conversation at PhillyCam, 699 Ranstead Street, for  Youth Media Slam from 5:00-6:30, presented by the Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative.

The Alliance for Community Media wishes to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support of the Youth Media Summit:

and the Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative