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North By MidWest Microbudget Film Festival Open for Submissions

Kalamazoo, MI, September 5, 2017– Public Media Network of Kalamazoo, Michigan is proud to announce the 4th annual North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival. Small-budget filmmakers are invited to submit their films in five categories: Feature, Shorts, Documentary/Profile, Animation and MicroCam. Entries are now being accepted through November 6, 2017. 
NxMW honors video and film creators ()

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Call for Proposals for 2018 National Conference

The Alliance for Community Media will be holding its Annual Conference and Trade Show  at the Baltimore Hilton in Baltimore, MD on July 11-13, 2018.   The event will gather approximately 600 community media practitioners and volunteers working in Public Educational and Government Access media, youth media, community radio, podcasting and other community-based media production, distribution ()

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Weekly News From the President: Net Neutrality Deadline is Wednesday

ACM National Conference 2018 Call for Proposals
ACM is looking ahead to 2018 and we are opening a call for proposals for next year’s annual conference in Baltimore, MD.  If you want to organize a workshop or discussion, have speakers you want to suggest, or want to learn about specific topics next year, we want to ()

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Weekly News From the President: Net Neutrality Deadline is Wednesday

Comcast Suing Vermont After Losing an Appeal to the Public Utilities Commission
After losing its appeal to the Vermont Public Utilities Commission, Comcast is now suing the state to get out of its public service obligations. The state commission had looked at the cable related needs of customers and communities (what it’s charged to do by ()

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Weekly News From the President: Net Neutrality Deadline is Wednesday

The FCC has extended the reply comments deadline in their Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding to this Wednesday, August 30th.
The proceeding would void the rules put forward by the Wheeler Commission to ensure that access to content is protected regardless of the commercial priorities of internet service providers. So while you could call also call it ()

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Join ACM’s Capitol Hill Day – November 8, 2017 in Washington DC

ACM is organizing a Capitol Hill Day with visits to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Congress. Our presence and focus in DC will reiterate the importance of PEG community media to our law makers and we hope you will join us! ACM will also arrange the FCC visits.
We will provide education materials and assist ()

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Weekly News From the President: Community Media Day Celebrations

That’s the date of the Second Annual Community Media Day: a national celebration of the good work that’s done by community media organizations in big cities and small towns from Maine to Maui (maybe I should say from Kauai to Kennebunkport instead).
I’ll be in Philadelphia for the First Annual Cammy Awards, organized by PhillyCam as ()

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Weekly News From the President: National Endowment for the Arts

Building documentary arts programs is an increasing focus of some community media organizations. It is also an area of practice we are trying to support at ACM. Now, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has issued a report highlighting one of those programs while looking at the State of Documentary in America.
State of the ()

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Weekly News From the President: October 20 is Community Media Day

The first is Friday, October 20, Community Media Day.  This will be the second year for this annual celebration across the country.  The day is meant to be a national event where community media organizations of all kinds celebrate the work that happens the other 364 days of the year.  Last year’s kick off had ()

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Weekly News From the President:National Federation of Community Broadcasters 2017 Conference

 A big thanks to the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for inviting me to speak at their national conference in Denver last week. Some of the challenges facing community radio are different from those of PEG, but some of the similarities are eerie.
For example, look at this “innovation“: It’s a public place where community members ()

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