The Black Talk Media Project is a N.C. based non profit using new media technology and social networking tools to inspire and train those interested in becoming citizen journalist and independent media producers.
Through collaborative efforts with media partners, students and ordinary members of the community, we are raising the visibility and viability of new media targeting African-Americans and others in the global Black community.
The Black Talk Media Project was founded in 2008 by independent online radio producer and talk radio host Scotty Reid. Scotty Reid has produced and hosted over 1,000 episodes of online radio since 2007. He currently hosts and produces One Black Man's View (2007), Black Talk Radio News & Views (2008) and Black Teen Empowerment Radio (2009). These programs have been ranked among the most listened to on the platform Blog Talk Radio and among the top Blog Talk Radio iTunes downloads. He stopped broadcasting live programs on Blog Talk Radio to explore and pursue other opportunities and to focus on the mission of the Black Talk Media Project.
In 2010, the Black Talk Media Project was awarded a grant by the Southern Coalition of Social Justice to promote the 2010 Census to minority communities both online and on the ground. The online media outreach was designed and conducted by Scotty Reid and reached closed to 200,000 views on content related to the Census which included articles, audio public service announcements, radio programs and videos. On the ground the Black Talk Media Project either hosted or covered and reported on Census related community events working with Black Teens.
For its efforts, the Black Talk Media Project was recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Scotty Reid has a background in communications serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corp for six years as a communications specialist before being honorably discharged shortly after returning from Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
While a member of the 11th Signal Brigade, 86th Signal Battalion, he played a key support role in helping to design what was known at the time as the world'd largest combat communication network ever constructed.
The Black Talk Media Project's vision is to build a network of community media centers across the United States to serve local communities Black media that matters. This can be accomplished through online radio and low power Fm.