ComNetwork NY (Public Policy Communicators NYC)

From 2011 to 2016, PNY supported communications professionals in member organizations and nonprofits through the programming of Public Policy Communicators NYC. Now, PNY is working in partnership with the Communications Network to develop communications-focused programming with its ComNetworkNY local steering committee. The group is welcoming both general membership and membership in its steering committee.  

ComNetworkNY is the new group of local communications professionals developing social events, educational programming and networking opportunities.

ComNetwork LOCAL groups are Network member-led opportunities for people working in the social sector to:

  • Meet colleagues interested in communications from local foundations & nonprofits
  • Exchange ideas and learn new skills
  • Learn about emerging trends and innovations and form partnerships
  • Grow professional networks and build community
If you would like to receive information about upcoming communications-focused programming or connect with the leadership of ComNetworkNY, please contact the ComNetworkNY co-chairs: Amy Plotch or Beeta Jahedi.

Upcoming Communications and Media Events

Communications and Media Sector Resources

In a new report, Tony Proscio, of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civil Society at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, explores the current landscape of local journalism, with a particular focus on the role that philanthropy could play in revitalizing the field. 

November, 2016

Far more than just places to check out books and do research, the city’s branch libraries now offer a growing number of critical programs and services that help New Yorkers develop the basic literacy, language, technology and workforce skills that are essential to succeeding in today’s knowledge economy.

April, 2016

The Field Scan illustrates that media must be a well integrated means by which youth—in structured, purpose-driven contexts—can change discourse through artistry, political knowledge, personal/community-based experiences, and engagement in movements for justice.