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    Welcome Clarissa Corona, NHMC’s New Communications Assistant

    NHMC welcomes Clarissa Corona to the family as our Communications Assistant. She recently graduated with honors from Cal State Northridge, with her BA in Communications Studies, after only three years of study.

    Clarissa was born and raised in Whittier, a suburb in Los Angeles county, with her older sister Jessica and her parents. From a young age, Clarissa became very passionate about reading and writing.

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    NHMC and MAG-Net Host Digital Divide Briefing on Capitol Hill

    Last Tuesday, NHMC and the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) co-hosted a Capitol Hill briefing featuring community members and activists from across the country detailing their personal experiences with the Digital Divide.

    Over 60 Congressional staffers and allies packed the briefing room to directly hear stories from everyday citizens about the difficulties they face in getting online—specifically the high price of home broadband connections and the challenges of relying solely on libraries and schools with limited hours.

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    I have plenty of friends—they’re just not real.

    Growing up, my closest friends were an African-American martial artist, an Asian-American environmentalist, a science expert, an accomplished gymnast, and a jock who always wore red. They spent most of their time interacting with a robot and taking orders from a giant floating head whenever not fighting monsters sent from this witch who lived on moon. They also chilled inside of mechanical dinosaurs, sometimes?

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    Alex Nogales at ACM Conference

    Logo - ACM ConferenceEarlier this month, Alex Nogales, NHMC President and CEO, spoke at the Alliance for Community Media‘s annual conference.

    Joining a panel with three other national advocates, Nogales focused on if community media plays a meaningful role in emerging or current policy discussions on broadband, broadband adoption, digital literacy, media diversity, media literacy, economic and small business development.

    The robust lineup had a passionate conversation about the future of broadband and its effect on our daily lives.