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Weekly News From the President: Community Media Day is this Saturday

Community Media Day is this Saturday
I hope everyone has a great Community Media Day this Saturday, October 20th!
The State of Massachusetts has proclaimed the day (thanks for this Bob Kelly!). If your community is celebrating, let us know by sending an email to 1020@communitymediaday.com.
ACM Northeast and Central States Regional Conferences
My thanks to everyone who attended ()

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Weekly News From the President: ACM NE Region Conference & Trade Show

ACM NE Region Conference & Trade Show
I’m looking forward to visiting with exhibitors and seeing presentations at the ACM Northeast Region Conference in Schenectady, NY this week.
The city along the Mohawk River is home to Proctors Theatre, a media arts center which not only hosts public access television services, but was also the home to ()

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Weekly News From the President: Community Media Day

ACM’s Public Policy Action Update & Upcoming Call
If you haven’t done so yet, please look at ACM’s Public Policy Action Update on the FCC that was sent out this last week. We’ll be talking about next steps for all PEG channels this Thursday on our regularly scheduled public policy call. If you haven’t been on ()

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Weekly News From the President: Federal Assault on Local Media and Municipalities Continues

Federal Assault on Local Media and Municipalities Continues
The FCC is continuing its assault on local communities and local media. The FCC has announced two agenda items for its September 26th meeting that will cripple city and county budgets and perhaps defund franchise fees.
The more immediate Order would bar localities from charging rent for the use ()

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Call for Proposals – 2019 National Conference

Deadline:  November 1, 2018
The Alliance for Community Media will hold its Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Downtown Hilton in Portland, OR on July 10-12, 2019.   The event will gather approximately 400 community media practitioners and volunteers working in Public Educational and Government Access media, youth media, community radio, podcasting and other community-based media ()

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Weekly News From the President: Changing Society for the Better

Changing Society for the Better
Here’s some interesting late summer reading for you before the unofficial end of summer next Monday:
The Stanford Social Innovation Review published an article recently on the potential that millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) have for changing institutions and changing society for the better.
Particularly interesting to me is the idea ()

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Weekly News From the President: Tell Us About Your Primary Election Coverage

Community Media Day is Two Months Away
It’s August 20th…just two scant months away from Community Media Day 2019 on October 20th!
This is the third year community media organizations around the country will be celebrating the work we do with film festivals, open houses, concerts, proclamations and other special events.
What will you be doing?
Now is a ()

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Weekly News From the President: Support ACM’s Panels for SXSW

Support ACM’s Proposals for SXSW
ACM has put together two panel proposals for the SXSW education conference in Austin, TX for spring 2019.  It’s part of our effort to promote community media to different communities across the country.  SXSW has a voting procedure to help select panels and we’d like you to help us by clicking ()

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Weekly News From the President: Conference Recap & Recordings

What an extraordinary week in Baltimore!
Thank you to our thirty vendors and sponsors, the donors who stepped forward to support our Foundation and Public Policy work, and all the folks who came from around the country to take part in our National Conference, #ACMBmore.
We heard a lot of great feedback from people at the conference. ()

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Weekly News From the President: Final items to know before the National Conference

I’m counting down the hours to seeing many of you at #ACMBmore – the ACM National Conference in Baltimore.   Here’s some quick last minute notes for you if you’re going to Charm City or even if you can’t make it this year!
We’ll be livestreaming key events at the Conference thanks to the help of the ()

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