Black Public Media has trained, funded and supported Black stories since 1979. The National Black Media Story Summit, now in its second biennial convening, invites networks, content creators, and content distributors to come together online to continue discussing the state of Black stories across commercial, XR, and public media. Much has changed since our inaugural summit in 2018. This year’s gathering will focus on distribution, featuring several concurrent online panel discussions about how Black storytellers can gain more control over the distribution of their work. Occurring in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, this Story Summit will also explore how some creatives in our community are traversing new ground and making new partnerships to ensure their work is distributed and that the needs of Black audiences are served.
The summit program will include:
- A Virtual Town Hall conversation on the economic impact of Covid-19 on Black storytellers
- Virtual Panel Discussions on the topic of distribution
- A Pride Month salute and panel discussion about the work of documentary filmmaker Marlon Riggs
- A 40th Anniversary House Party, featuring a virtual DJ and BYO refreshments
MARK YOUR CALENDARS TODAY! Program updates and registration information will be posted on our website, in our monthly newsletter and weekly dispatch, and on our social media channels.