BRIC's Senior Vice President for Community Media was awarded the Buske Leadership Award on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Alliance for Community Media's annual conference in Portland, Oregon.

BRIC'S ANTHONY RIDDLE AWARDED
THE ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY MEDIA'S
BUSKE LEADERSHIP AWARD

BRIC is extraordinarily proud to announce that Anthony (Tony) Riddle, Senior Vice President for Community Media was awarded the prestigious Buske Leadership Award from the Alliance for Community Media on Thursday, July 11 in Portland, Oregon. The Buske Leadership Award is only given to those who demonstrate superhero-like abilities in the world of community media.

Seeing Tony receive the Buske Leadership Award was an incredible moment for us here at BRIC because we know how committed he is to access, for all. When he walked off the stage after receiving the award, the whole room broke out into a thunderous applause accompanied with a standing ovation and maybe a few tears. For the last 40+ years, Tony has dedicated his life to the service of others and we really can't think of anyone who was more deserving of this great honor.

Sachar Mathias, Content Director for BRIC Community Media's BRIC TV Network affectionately calls Tony "the Beyoncé of Public Access"— and it's sooooo true. Congratulations on your award and your Halo, Tony!

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Anthony Riddle receives the Alliance for Community Media's Buske Leadership Award 

Anthony Riddle, BRIC's Senior Vice President of Community Media looking dapper and very cool as he accepts the 2019 Buske Leadership Award at the Alliance for Community Media's annual conference in Portland, Oregon; Photo: Alease Annan.

We love this photo! Anthony Riddle, BRIC's Senior Vice President of Community Media poses with Sue Buske, a community media activist and the eponymous founder of the Alliance for Community Media's Buske Leadership Award; Photo: Alease Annan.

The BRIC Community Media squad pose for a glamour shot after Anthony Riddle wins the Buske Leadership Award at the Alliance for Community Media's annual conference on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Portland, Oregon; Photo courtesy of the Alliance for Community Media.

 


About BRIC

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. 

Our main venue, BRIC House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.

Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, a renowned contemporary art exhibition series, and two distinct media initiatives: Brooklyn Free Speech, Brooklyn's Public Access initiative, and BRIC TV, a nonprofit community TV channel and digital network. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.

In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences.

BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables us to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.


About the Alliance for Community Media

In order for democracy to flourish, people must be active participants in their government, educated to think critically and free to express themselves. Founded in 1976, the Alliance represents over 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access organizations and community media center throughout the country. The ACM works to protect the interests of these access centers and those who use PEG facilities and equipment to advance their causes through cable television and the Internet. We also represent: local community groups, public schools, religious institutions, colleges and universities, government officials. For more information, please visit allcommunitymedia.org.