AMP Blog: Public Presentations & Press

AMP to present at Grantmakers in the Arts 2012 Conference

Next week, Allied Media Projects Co-Director Jenny Lee will attend the 2012 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference in Miami, FL to present on the panel "Are we Making a Difference? Evaluating the Impact of Arts and Social Justice projects" alongside Rinku Sen of the Applied Research Center and Ken Chen of the Asian American Writers Workshop.

Vote today for our SXSW panel proposal: "New Tools for Digital Justice"

Allied Media Projects staff have presented at the last two South By Southwest Interactive conferences and we are hoping to return this year.

Model D profiles Allied Media Projects

Model D, an online magazine covering stories of "development, re-development, creative people and businesses" in Detroit, has a profile of Allied Media Projects as it's featured story in this week's edition.

AUDIO | AMP speaks to WDET 101.9PM about community radio in Detroit

For years, community radio advocates and activists have used the Allied Media Conference as an annual point of convergence in the movement to expand community radio access in the United States. The passage of the Local Community Radio Act in 2011 creates new potential for the issuance of non-commercial low-power FM (LPFM) radio licenses all across the country for non-profits and partnering community groups.

Photo by Shar McLeod

Report-back from SXSW Interactive 2012

"When they built the interstate highways through Detroit, they divided neighborhoods and paved a path to the suburbs. When we look at the digital divide, we see the information superhighway is doing the same thing: setting communities apart and giving the more affluent a path to abandon the city. For all of the Internet’s power to unite those of us who use it, how can we ensure that it does not divide us from those who don’t?"