Thanks Broad Street Review for this great article!
In a world where anyone can post a video on YouTube or express themselves on Twitter, it’s easy to forget just how consolidated the U.S. news media is. The bulk of American television news is controlled by five companies: Comcast, CBS, 21st Century Fox, Time Warner, and the Walt Disney Company.
In that kind of media environment, local issues can be overshadowed by the news values of big companies. Often, the people in our communities who need a public voice the most are denied it.
That’s where Philadelphia Community Access Media comes in. PhillyCAM is the nonprofit organization that manages public-access television for the City of Philadelphia. This year, it's expanding its mission, launching media trainings in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia.