January 28, 2014–Moorhead, MN –On January 28, 2014, The People’s Press Project (PPP) was awarded a Low Power FM Broadcast Station Construction Permit from the FCC. Read the Story Here–
About The PPP
The People’s Press Project is Dedicated to Communication Rights and Media Justice!
Creating media with a conscience
Fostering journalistic integrity
without corporate interests
Instilling values of ethical and
Providing opportunities for practical application media
skills with real word experience
Building sustainable communication values through education
Developing savvy media
Consumers and creators
PPP is Fargo-Moorhead’s only non-profit dedicated to empowering the community to impart media, rather than being consumers of media. We stand for the development and proliferation of Independent Media and the creation of new community based journalists to inform the community of the real news by the people and for the people. We do this through training, access to equipment and strategic opportunities to develop media through Independent news sources, Social Networks and through the web.
The People’s Press Project (also Known as PPP) was formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Specifically, the People’s Press Project holds trainings that provide opportunities for disenfranchised communities, students, and new journalists to develop media skills. The PPP has a major educational initiative that centers on communication rights, Net Neutrality and Universal Broadband access. Training people in media skills increases access to media for the public and teaches people about their communication rights and empowers them to exercise them.
The PPP was created in May 2010 to address media justice issues of access and equity in rural ND and MN. The PPP is located in Moorhead on the Border of Minnesota and North Dakota in the region known as the Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) community. With the sharp decline in print media, the change over to DTV, and the increase of online media, the PPP seeks to level the playing field for all community members to access media and be not just consumers of media but producers of media.
The PPP was created by a dedicated group of individuals with a background in media, communications, organizing, and social justice issues. The PPP is currently run by a dedicated group of volunteers and a working board. As the organization has gained support and recognition for its charitable and education work in the community, we hope to draw a greater base of funders and members to support the organization financially for the long term. At that time, the PPP plans to hire a permanent Executive Director and hire staff to expand programming. Hires will be made by review and vote of the board of directors and the current leadership of the PPP.
The PPP’s media networks give us the opportunity to work in audio, video, print and online media connections. A variety of non-profits, artists, colleges, and media outlets have lent their leadership, volunteers, equipment, and media sources to the PPP’s efforts to help provide the community with as real live media experiences as possible. Among them have been The Main Street Project, Mag-Net, Peace Talk Radio, Moorhead Community Access Media (MCAM), Fargo Access Television , the MSUM Advocate, the NDSU Spectrum and the High Plains Reader. These media partnerships not only allow us to spread program and activity information to the public, but also give our trainees the invaluable experience of learning about media justice while working with real media.