FLAGSTAFF, AZ — March 8, 2017: Native Public Media (NPM) joined more than 100 participants representing over 80 independent media outlets for the Transformative Media Conference hosted by The Media Consortium in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Activities and discussion focused on the transforming and repositioning the role of independent media in current political and social climates, and identifying opportunities for solidarity among outlets. NPM, an ally of the consortium, attended the annual gathering, serving as a resource on Tribal media access, control, and ownership.
“NPM is grateful for our partnership with the consortium and its members. Today’s political climate has especially impacted public trust of media. It is important more than ever that independent outlets, which include Native media, come together to support and sustain one another through meaningful partnerships and collaborative projects,” stated Melissa Begay, NPM Operations Manager.
The Media Consortium is a national network of 80 progressive independent media outlets – online, print, and air – collectively reaching over 100 million people daily. The consortium works to grow the impact of the independent media sector by supporting journalism and media that redefines American political and cultural debate. For more information about The Media Consortium and members, visit the website here.