Public Discourse, Civic Engagement and the First Amendment
Fostering participation in community life by providing a public forum for free speech, community dialogue, cultural exchange and artistic expression; encouraging the use of media to stimulate critical thinking and action around common issues and concerns.
Voice and Empowerment
Supporting individuals in developing self-confidence and a public voice; building their capacity to become change agents through community media.
Diversity and Inclusiveness
Engaging a wide range of community perspectives, including those of groups that have historically been misrepresented or under-represented; encouraging understanding and collaboration across barriers such as race, culture, class, ideology, gender, age and sexual orientation.
Providing the training and tools necessary for people to become effective communicators in the Information Age, able to examine media critically and use media competently.
Service to Community
Providing extraordinary community service based on the needs, interests and gifts within the diverse communities we serve; offering up-to-date technology and training models that engage individuals and groups in the lives of their communities.
Celebrating artistic freedom and nurturing the creativity that new and continuing volunteers, community members and staff bring to community media projects.
Open Access and Media Democracy
Promoting electronic public spaces for the community; working to ensure open access to communications technologies and distributions systems as a crucial component of a democratic society.