International Media Project (aka Making Contact)
Founded in 1994, International Media Project (non-profit tax ID# 94-323-9511) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. Its core focus is National Radio Project, the team that creates Making Contact.
International Media Project/National Radio Project heightens public consciousness, broadens debate on critical social issues and encourages civic participation, by giving voice to diverse perspectives and opinions underrepresented in the mass media. Our goal is to produce media that informs, inspires, and moves people to take action.
Our Core Activities
Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland.
We distribute Making Contact to non-commercial radio stations and online listeners without charge. We train independent journalists and community members in radio skills, improving popular access to the media. Through our community collaborations, National Radio Project increases the media capacity of community groups and helps amplify the voices of those working and organizing for social justice.
Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems. Making Contact is FREE to noncommercial stations.
- In-depth reports on political and social issues, trends and events, contributed by journalists from around the globe.
- Ordinary people talk about how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities.
- Speeches by social activists and advocates share a vision of a better world.
- Special mini-series, such as How We Survive.
International Media Project also provides fiscal sponsorship to select organizations. For more information, contact Lisa Rudman.
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