Kay Shaw

Director of the National Black Programming Consortium’s Public Media Corps

Kay Shaw is the director of the Public Media Corps, a project of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), a media arts organization headquartered in New York City. She oversees media production and the development of digital literacy training materials and workshops aimed at vulnerable populations. She also manages the Public Media Corps Fellows program.

Before joining NBPC, Shaw served as director of communications for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where she was responsible for launching the organization's website; coordinating the branding initiative overseeing all external communications; and producing all in-house videos.

Shaw used her early community-engagement training and media skills to develop a successful career promoting and distributing black independent films for broadcast and theatrical release, including the Sundance award-winning PBS films Finding Christa and Black Press Soldiers Without Swords, and Marlon Riggs' last documentary, Black Is ... Black Ain't.

Shaw also managed the distribution and marketing of Haile Gerima's critically acclaimed film SANKOFA, which at the time had the highest-grossing theatrical release of an independently distributed film. In addition, she produced the award-winning teen public affairs radio program Teen Talk for WPFW, was a contributing producer to the award-winning video Voices Against Violence and worked on the independent feature The Mapmaker's Wife.

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