The Multicultural Media Producing Program is a one-year certificate program at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. As the first known program of its kind, the MMPP is designed to train today’s students to become tomorrow’s television news producers and newsroom leaders.
The Multicultural Media Producing Program was created with the vision to introduce more diverse individuals into the leadership ranks in newsrooms across America while impacting communities by offering varied perspectives on how news is delivered, presented, and produced.
Ivy Tech Community College in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase, Circle City Broadcasting, and the DuJuan and Tina McCoy Foundation created the program. It is open to students of all backgrounds, with an emphasis on ensuring multicultural diversity and accessibility for underserved individuals.
Department Chair, School of Arts, Sciences, and Education
Amanda Owen-Pride is currently serving as the Department Chair of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Education as well as the Department Chair of General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Student Success at Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis. Amanda has worked in higher education for 20 years across public and private institutions. Amanda has served at Ivy Tech for 10 years, in various roles. Amanda has a strong value for education earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, minor in Marketing from Indiana State University and her Master of Arts degree in Communications from Northern Kentucky University. Amanda plans to complete the Ed.D in Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University this year. As a servant leader, her true passion is people, building relationships, and helping individuals grow in the direction of their dreams. Amanda has almost a decade of experience teaching communications courses at Ivy Tech.
Executive Producer at WISH-TV
Adam Krent is an executive producer at WISH-TV. He joined the WISH-TV team in November 1996. Adam started his broadcast career in Terre Haute at WTHI-TV. Adam graduated from Carmel High School and went on to Indiana State University where he earned a degree in Radio/TV/Film, and Secondary education, with a minor in mathematics. Before graduation, Adam did his student teaching at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis in the radio and television department.
Adam has been behind the scenes producing newscasts and breaking coverage for some of the biggest stories in central Indiana during the past 25 years. Adam has been honored for his producing, earning an Emmy, and Associated Press awards for best newscast and best producer. When away from work, Adam is an avid sports fan who enjoys traveling, going to the movies, and spending time with family. Adam started his broadcast career in Terre Haute at WTHI-TV.