Ken Burns's The National Parks: America's Best Idea is coming up in June. To give you an idea how stations are using the broadcast, we highlighted repository entries for three stations: KCPT, PBS Hawaii and KNPB.
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JULY 15 It's our annual preview of upcoming programs and community engagement opportunities broadcast live via satellite and Web stream. More information will come next month.
My Source Highlights: Education spots from WFSU and KBAQ-FM
Recently CPB recognized public broadcasting stations that impacted the lives of students, parents, caregivers and teachers. This on-air video spot highlights SciGirls, the educational initiative of one such award-winner: WFSU in Tallahassee, Florida.
The audio spot from KBAQ-FM in Phoenix, Arizona also features youth education and a young man's involvement with the station's in-school program called Encounters with Young Musicians.
On behalf of CPB, National Center for Media Engagement will offer Engaging Communities on the Economy Grants designed to help stations convene community leaders, partners and citizens in productive dialogue around regional and local economic issues.
New PMI Grants to Foster Economic Literacy and Understanding
The Public Media Innovation (PMI) Fund is looking to invest in four to six projects that leverage traditional and new media to help students, teachers and parents understand and cope with the current economic crisis. More
Supporting Communities through Facing the Mortgage Crisis
In response to the nation's economic challenges, CPB is funding a national Facing the Mortgage Crisis initiative to help public radio and television stations in hard-hit markets respond to their communities' needs. Learn more
Engagement Opportunity on America's Infrastructure Crisis
Thirteen/WNET New York is launching an outreach initiative around BLUEPRINT AMERICA, an ongoing national series that explores issues pertaining to the nation's declining infrastructure. Public television stations are invited to apply for grants of $8,000 each to engage their local communities on the topic. Visit our Pipeline entry for details.
Stations Pilot "Planet Forward"
Planet Forward is already capturing citizen conversation about the nation's energy future. The unique Web-to-TV-to-Web experience culminates in a PBS broadcast on April 15—the week before Earth Day. See how four stations are currently engaging their communities around the issues with help from the National Center for Media Engagement.
TOUGH TIMES TIP: Involve Community for Radio Pledge Success
WTIP-Northshore Community Radio in Grand Marais, MN revolutionized its recent membership drive with a new format and an "Acts of Kindness" community engagement component. As a result, the station connected with community members in a new way while reaching its funding goal despite local economic struggles. Read More
Tap into our Peer-to-Peer Network
The Peer-to-peer Webinar "Integrating Social Media into Engagement" previously scheduled for March 25 will be moved to a new date. We will announce the new date soon. Our next Peer-to-peer event will be a Newcomer Idea Exchange on April 8 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
New Name Buzz
Hear what your colleagues are saying about our new name – National Center for Media Engagement. Check it out here then give us your feedback.
The National Center for Media Engagement's mission is to ensure public media as essential to building community connections across multiple platforms. We provide resources for stations and producers that engage and educate citizens, build sustainable community relationships and stimulate citizen participation.
The National Center for Media Engagement supports public media organizations nationwide in engaging their communities. We provide resources that engage and educate citizens, build sustainable community relationships and stimulate civic participation.