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NEWS BRIEFS

Augustana Lutheran Church Hosts Summer in the City Aug. 6

Free event includes BBQ, book sale, children’s games, music ...

Health Officials Warn of Spike in Heroin Overdoses

Emergency providers urge use of nalaxone, which is available without a prescription ...

Students Reach New Heights

Two rising sophomores attend aviation camp in Vancouver, Wash. ...

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways

This summer the eight-mile bike route takes place on July 23, from 11 a.m - 4 p.m. ...

APANO: Cultural Series Launches with Solidarity Film Screening

"American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" screens on July 25 at North Portland Library ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Throw the Doors of Opportunity Wide Open for Our Youth

Congressional Black Caucus member Robin Kelly says it’s time to pass the “Today’s American Dream Act.” ...

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Civil Rights

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending talks about the impact of President Trump’s budget on civil rights...

Nooses on National Mall Echo Domestic Terrorism

Lauren Victoria Burke reports on a series of domestic terrorist attacks across the U.S ...

White House Proposes $9.2 Billion Cut in Education Funding

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes about the rising costs of higher education ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

The North Portland Multimedia Training Center (NPMTC) is housed at The Skanner Newsgroup’s North Portland offices. The Skanner Newsgroup partners with The Skanner Foundation to support NPMTC. The center was conceived to address the lack of access to video equipment and training opportunities in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods and helps balance the disparities found in every African American community in the United States.

NPMTC follows Portland Community Media’s model and extends PCM’s outreach efforts to the community by providing free training, editing labs, and workshops. The center’s founders hope that technology training can increase a participants’ earning potential, provide a voice for North and Northeast Portland and instill a sense of unity within the community.

All aspects of digital production is taught, from production planning to screening the final work. Trainees are also taught journalistic principles and oral history interview techniques to help structure their productions. For more information about upcoming training opportunities, visit our Training Page.

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