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Mission Statement

The mission of the East Palo Alto Center for Community Media is to become a hub of communications for East Palo Alto in order to further the vision of an East Palo Alto that is informed, connected, involved, secure and empowered.

Description

The East Palo Alto Center for Community Media was established in January 2003 to create media outlets for the City of East Palo Alto and to fill the media void that existed within the city. At the time of the center's founding, East Palo Alto's residents did not have a locally produced newspaper and lacked a television station or a radio station within their city, so they did not have access to locally produced news and information which focused on the events and personalities impacting their community.

In January, 2006, the EPA Media Center launched East Palo Alto Today, East Palo Alto's first locally produced and continuously published newspaper in 20 years. With its publication, East Palo Alto Today started to fill East Palo Alto's media void and meet the informational needs of the city's diverse population. East Palo Alto Today is now the cornerstone of the EPA Center's media efforts. This past January, EPA Today reached its second birthday. At the end of February 2008, it will publish its 13th edition. We consider this a milestone and we are proud of the fact that the EPA Media Center is producing a newspaper that presents accurate, balanced information that addresses the issues and needs of East Palo Alto's diverse community.

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