Amherst Community Television, known as Amherst Media, is a community-driven, nonprofit, public access, communication and technology center.
We provide the Amherst community with the ability to “produce and promote locally created media content to support an informed and active citizenry, increase the transparency and quality of civic decision-making,” according to our mission statement. That statement explains that Amherst Media aims to “deepen understanding of local and worldwide issues of importance and promote civility in public dialogue while respecting the rights to free speech and creative expression.”
For over 40 years, Amherst Media has been guided by the principle that free speech and civic engagement empower people. The question that is before us as a community is how can we move forward to continue to serve the people of Amherst?
For 10 years, Amherst Media has pleaded with Eversource Electric, owner of the premises we rent at 246 College St., not to take back the building. Eversource has been patient, extending our lease each year, but at the cost of sharp increases in our monthly rent. The situation is not sustainable. We have to move.
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Whitney Battle-Baptiste, associate professor of anthropology, and Demetria Shabazz, assistant professor of communication, have been recognized as Women Who Lead by Example in Massachusetts by UnityFirst.com, a Springfield-based distributor of diversity-related e-news to corporations and diverse…
AMHERST — Raising concerns that an adjustment to how Amherst Media gets its funding could diminish public access to the community, officials with the nonprofit are pressing for a new contract immediately.
Demetria Shabazz, an Amherst Media board member, told the Select Board last week that similar nonprofit entities have been lost in other parts of the country when funding mechanisms change.
Communication faculty receive grant for new feminist media justice colloquium
Friday, November 30, 2012
Communication faculty Demetria Shabazz, Martha Fuentes-Bautista and Mari Castaneda, along with Five College faculty member Bernadine Mellis, received a $10,000 digital humanities grant from the Five College Women Studies Research Center to develop a team-taught feminist media justice colloquium….
Outstanding scholarship that has a direct impact on the external community was recognized April 16 as Vice Provost for University Outreach Sharon Fross presented this year’s Distinguished Academic Outreach Awards at ceremonies in the Campus Center. [named a 2008 Community Service Learning Fellow]