Ways to become involved in People-Powered Media!

1.  Volunteer for Specific Projects

In order to volunteer as a Civic Reporter, Neighborhood Journalist or Crew Member, you need to first sign-up to join our community volunteer team and attend a Volunteer Orientation.  Once you sign up with PMN, be sure to create your login and password because that makes signing up for volunteer opportunities MUCH easier! Some Volunteer positions may required additional training.

Information about creating or contributing content can be found below. If you want to volunteer as a Neighborhood Reporter, or Production Crew, click the link below.


I'm Ready To Volunteer!


2.  Contributing or Creating Content

You can create your own television show, community story, documentary, or podcast as a member of our network.

Volunteers who create or contribute media content for exclusive distribution on Public Media Network's channels and streaming for the first 90 days are given priority. After 90 days you are free to distribute your content on other platforms and social media.

Here are some ways residents contribute as a Volunteer:

You might be a Content Contributor

  • You share your voice and non-commercial content with the community.

  • You do not have to live in one of our partner communities to share your content, however priority in distribution is provided to people living in these partner communities: City of Kalamazoo, City of Parchment, City of Galesburg, Kalamazoo Township, Comstock Township, and Oshtemo Township.

  • Only content from people living in partner communities or Greater Kalamazoo is hosted in an on-demand format.

  • You have no need to use Public Media Network’s production facility or resources.

  • Sign up for an upcoming orientation to get started here.

You might be a Media Maker

  • You share others' voices, skills, talents, or knowledge with the community and help others in the production of content but may not necessarily have specific content you want to produce.

  • You participate in collaboratives and volunteer to assist as a crew member for a variety of media projects.

  • Sign up for an upcoming orientation to get started here.

You might be a Producer

  • You use Public Media Network’s facilities and equipment to produce non-commercial content for distribution through Public Media Network.

  • You are self-organized and coordinate all aspects of production work to reach a final project.

  • You want to be a part of a network of local media producers.

  • Sign up for an upcoming orientation to get started here.

You might be a Reporter

  • You want to tell the stories of our community through a journalistic format for distribution through Public Media Network.

  • You want to share community-focused stories or report on local government.

  • You are interested in a multimedia approach to local reporting.

  • You want to use Public Media Network’s facilities, equipment resources, and distribution platforms.

  • Learn more about being a Neighborhood Reporter with Public Media Network's Neighborhood Voices Network


3.  Charitable Giving & Sponsorship - Supporting Free Speech and Local Voices

Many people and companies support people-powered media behind the scenes with their tax-deductible contributions.  Public Media Network is a charitable nonprofit that operates through support from people like you.  

If you are an individual ready to support the people-powered media community, click here to Donate!

If you are a company or individual and interested sponsorship of PMN programming with public recognition on the air, click here for Sponsorship Opportunities!

4.  Content Partner - The Program Designed for our Nonprofit Community Partners

Many nonprofit organizations understand the need for media connections with their constituents.  Successful nonprofits take advantage of PMN's Content Partner program which provides reduced fees for Training and Production Services. 

If you represent a nonprofit and are interested in partnering, give us a call at 269-343-2211 or email hello@publicmedianet.org.


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