In January 2020, CCM launched the Advertising Boost Initiative to help print and online outlets in New York City to become more effective in accessing their share of city agencies’ advertising budgets. CCM serves as an information bridge between the outlets, city agencies and advertising agencies.
The Center for Community Media launched the 2021 NYC Elections Initiative to support community media in deepening and expanding their coverage of the elections, and connect their publishers with prospective advertisers in political campaigns, city government agencies, and voter education campaigns.
The Center for Community Media launched the Black Media Initiative in 2020 to support Black media outlets through advocacy, convenings, training and research. Its aim is to be a one-stop resource for publishers of Black media, connecting them with available resources to build their capacity and stay sustainable.
Born out of the Newmark J-School’s Spanish-language program, the Latino Media Initiative is a series of programs designed to provide resources to the Latino news industry. These resources include research, an annual conference, and specially designed trainings and bootcamps for journalists, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs. It also includes a “Community of Practice”—an industry network that meets both in person and virtually to brainstorm solutions to common challenges—for Spanish-language publications.
CCM offers dozens of free workshops and custom trainings designed by J+ for local journalists, as well as targeted fellowships, with a special focus on digital skills and business sustainability.
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The Center for Community Media will produce significant research about media sectors both owned by people of color and that cover communities of color and immigrant communities across the country. The goal of this research is to fill the data gap and make the findings publicly available. Our research topics will center on critical issues such as sustainability and capacity building, as community news outlets face unprecedented financial uncertainty.
Between 2012 and 2019, the Center for Community Media (CCM) was called the Center for Community and Ethnic Media (CCEM). It focused exclusively on New York City, serving as a bridge between community and immigrant media outlets, public officials, mainstream media organizations, and the public at large.
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General Manager, Center for Community Media
Director of Communications, Center for Community Media
Research and Development Associate, Center for Community Media
Advertising Spending Coordinator, Center for Community Media
Asian Media Initiative Director
Black Media Initiative Director