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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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