Dirk Koning

Dirk Koning

Dirk Koning was the founding Director of the Community Media Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and an adjunct faculty member at Grand Valley State University. Dirk was a media visionary, a passionate ambassador for public access to the media, who believed that “the airwaves belong to the people.” He was an internationally recognized media activist and champion for free speech. Dirk died unexpectedly in 2005 at the age of 48. This scholarship is named in his memory.

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