CTC congratulates Jacquie Jones on receiving the 2012 Dewey Winburne Community Service Award. Ms. Jones was selected based on her work as Executive Director of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), a 30-year-old media arts organization that funds, produces, and distributes public interest media for all platforms. NBPC focuses on grassroots engagement models for public media in communities of color to help stations develop a broader viewership audience. CTC is proud to have supported NBPC in preparing grant applications for digital inclusion programs.
The Dewey Winburne Community Service Award was created to honor one of the co-founders of the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival. Mr. Winburne was a teacher who trained at-risk youth to make use of digital technology and believed the new media revolution could help promote equality in society. Awardees are those who work to promote Mr. Winburne’s vision of technology as an equalizer.