Channel One aligns with foundations and philanthropies that echo our commitment to empowering teens both in and beyond the classroom. We believe journalistic excellence, civic involvement and the simple exchange of information are the impetus for effecting positive change. Our growing network of partners celebrates the inspiration that comes from being informed members of today’s global community and represents an extensive, vibrant community where knowledge and action intersect.
Channel One will continue to create strong ties and affiliations with organizations that aid us in creating a platform for greater awareness and involvement for the many teens we reach. Significant alliances to date include:
One of the nation’s largest private foundations and a promoter of journalistic excellence, the Knight Foundation teamed up with Channel One in 2005 to promote Constitution Day and create a greater appreciation for the First Amendment. The collaboration– which included research surveys, an on-air game show and free teaching materials– brought valuable resources to educators, parents and teens across the nation, all with the goal of creating a better understanding for the personal freedoms outlined in our nation’s most important document.
“Three of four high school students either don’t know about or don’t care about the First Amendment. If our nation is to be governed well by the coming generations, that sad statistic must change.”
– Alberto Ibargüen, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation president and CEO
This Los Angeles-based production company promotes and encourages journalistic excellence and social responsibility through the projects it produces. Participant and Channel One shared an initiative to explore issues raised in the film, “Good Night, And Good Luck.” The film chronicles the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950s McCarthy-era America. By joining forces, the partnership opened access to resources, and inspired broader discussion in the classroom about social awareness and the importance of maintaining journalistic integrity.
“Through Channel One, we have the opportunity to directly speak to students, to introduce them to the ‘Report it Now’ campaign and involve them in the issues of free speech and journalistic integrity that ‘Good Night, And Good Luck.’ explores so beautifully.” – Meredith Blake, Executive Vice President of Corporate and Community Affairs, Participant Productions, and President of the Participant Foundation
This organization inspires, supports and celebrates young people who are changing their world. Together, Channel One and Do Something assist and enhance each other in a variety of ways, including program enhancement and development. For example, Channel One donated airtime on its network to promote Do Something’s “We’ve Got Your Back” campaign– an effort through which viewers helped teens affected by Hurricane Katrina by donating backpacks filled with learning essentials. Channel One and Do Something continue to work to find ways they can inspire action and acknowledge the many good things teens across the nation are doing.
Team SAFE-T is an alliance of public and private organizations throughout California dedicated to integrating safety and preparedness in schools. The partnership between Channel One and Team SAFE-T kicked off in October 2005 with School Safety Month, as part of a broader educational effort to teach emergency information and preparedness skills to students. As part of a campaign designed to heighten schools’ awareness and response to emergencies, Channel One aired PSAs that spoke to the importance of integrating safety and emergency preparedness into classrooms across the country.