Native Public Media, an organization dedicated Native American broadcast media, will hold its annual Native Radio Summit on April 1, in conjunction with the National Federation of Community Broadcasters annual conference on Portland, Ore.
The summit is designed to explore broadcast and public radio issues, programming, fundraising, station operations and management, engineering and community outreach and relations. This year’s event will also examine new initiatives for NPM, the New Horizons Project and the Blueprint Project.
The former is an attempt to measure how a selected pair of stations impact their listening communities and how to improve those practices. The selected stations will be announced.
The Blueprint Project seeks to determine what the roles of broadcasters can be within Native American communities.
Consisting of 33 public radio stations in 12 states, Native Public Media expects to add more members with the recent awarding of 30 new broadcast licenses.