BLACKOUT: Reinventing Black Media in the Digital Age

Philadelphia, PA

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As the only African-American talk radio station in Pennsylvania, 900AM-WURD is THE voice of the community – and we want to stay that way. Join us on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Free Library for our next WURD Speaks event, BLACKOUT: Reinventing Black Media in the Digital Age.

 

900AM-WURD has partnered with Wilco Electronics and Philly Tech Week to bring BLACKOUT to life. It will feature a conversation with Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, the FCC’s only African-American woman.

 

We will also hold a roundtable discussion between Black media experts and 3 longstanding local Black media companies; The Philadelphia Tribune, Wilco Electronics and 900AM-WURD. We will explore topics like: the importance of independent Black media; the lack of Black media ownership; the digital divide; and the changing landscape of media overall and what it means for our community.

 Roundtable participants include:

  • Robert W. Bogle, President & CEO of the Philadelphia Tribune
  • Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
  • William Crowder, Managing Director of DreamIt Ventures & Lead Advisor of the Comcast Ventures
  • Brigitte Daniel, Executive Vice President of Wilco Electronic Systems
  • Sara Lomax-Reese, President & General Manager of 900AM-WURD
  • Navarrow Wright, CTO Interactive One

 

 

Event information at-a-glance:

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

5:30pm – 7:30pm

 

BLACKOUT: Reinventing Black Media in the Digital Age

 

Free Library of Philadelphia

Montgomery Auditorium

1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103. Admission is FREE but you MUST RSVP at www.900AMWURD.com or call 215-425-7875.



SPONSORS:

BLACKOUT is presented by Universal Companies and sponsored by Wilco Electronics, PECO, Comcast/NBC, Sugar House Casino and Philly Tech Week