Kay Shaw


Kay Shaw is NBPC’s Director of Strategic Engagement. Shaw is responsible for recruiting and engaging new partners and sponsors for NBPC 360, NBPC’s new program development fund, as well as seeking promotional and marketing opportunities, and overseeing the development of the incubator program and other related programs. Previously, she directed Public Media Corps (PMC), NBPC’s community engagement and public media fellowship program. As PMC director, Shaw developed the media production and digital literacy training curriculum and materials; organized workshops; prepared grants for collaborative programs with public media and community partners; and managed the PMC Fellows program. Prior to joining NBPC, Shaw served as director of communications for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) where she was responsible for: launching the organization’s website; coordinating the branding initiative; overseeing all external communications, including press relations, publications and online; and producing all in-house videos. Shaw’s early community engagement training and media skills resulted in a successful career promoting and distributing black independent films for broadcast and theatrical release, including Sundance award-winning PBS films such as “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 was the highest grossing independently distributed theatrical release. 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.”

Kay will co-present Public Media Funding Opportunities at DYD New York.

About NBPC

The National Black Programming Consortium is committed to a fully realized expression of democracy. We support diverse voices by developing, producing and distributing innovative media about the Black experience and by investing in visionary content makers. Founded in 1979, the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) develops, produces and funds media content about the Black experience for public media outlets, including television, digital radio and online. Since 1991, NBPC has invested more than $10 million dollars in iconic documentary content for public media outlets, including PBS and PBS.org; trained, mentored and supported a diverse array of producers who create content about contemporary black experiences; and emerged as a leader in the evolving next-media landscape. NBPC distributes engaging content online at BlackPublicMedia.org and via broadcast through its AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange documentary series.

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