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Weekly News From the President: Fundraising Emphasis at the ACM Annual Conference

Fundraising Emphasis at the ACM Annual Conference
The most frequent request ACM gets from members is how to expand fundraising in our work. That’s why we have an emphasis on fundraising training at our National Conference in Baltimore this summer.
We’ll feature six separate sessions on fundraising skills and philosophy throughout the three days at the conference ()

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2018 Hometown Media Award Winners

Thank you again to all of our 2018 Hometown Media Awards participants! We are proud to announce the winners of the competition! Please click on the header to view the list of winners.

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Weekly News From the President: Amy Goodman to Deliver Opening Keynote at #ACMBMore

I’m pleased to announce that award-winning journalist and host of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman will deliver the opening keynote address at our National Conference in Baltimore on July 11.
Amy is a courageous journalist and an inspiring speaker whose daily news coverage is seen and heard on radio, cable, broadcast, and satellite on over 1,400 channels ()

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Weekly News From the President: Schedule a Conference Birds of a Feather Discussion by May 21st

Birds of Feather Sessions at the ACM National Conference
I hope you’re making your plans to join colleagues around the country at the ACM National Conference in Baltimore in July.
This year, we’re trying to encourage folks to share their ideas and best work at our Birds of a Feather sessions, so we’ll be mixing screenings into ()

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Weekly News From the President: Offsite Events at the ACM National Conference

Offsite Events at the ACM National Conference
If you’re planning your trip to Baltimore and the ACM National Conference in July, I’d like you to think about a couple of activities taking place OUTSIDE of the conference hotel.
On Tuesday night, July 10, on the eve of the Conference, we’re organizing an outing to see the Baltimore ()

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Weekly News From the President: ACM NW Regional Media Summit

Upcoming Webinars
One of the benefits of ACM membership is free or reduced cost professional training – both for yourself or for members of your group if you have an Organizational membership. So, I hope you take advantage of our next two webinars this Spring.
This Wednesday (April 25) we’ll be talking about ways to build and ()

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Weekly News From the President: Artificial Intelligence at the NAB Show

Artificial Intelligence at the NAB Show
The two letters on my mind at the NAB Conference in Las Vegas this last week weren’t TV.
They were AI.
Artificial Intelligence applications were everywhere, including one broadcast switching application I saw demonstrated that uses facial recognition software to call the shots in a multicamera studio. AI was touted for making advertising ()

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Weekly News From the President: New ACM Members

New ACM Members
Welcome and Hello to all our new organizational members who joined ACM during our recent membership drive! Say hello (or hello again) to
City of Sheboygan (WI)
City of Charlottesville (VA)
South Washington County Telecommunications Commission (MN)
Westwood Media Center (MA)
Hastings Community TV (MN)
Kartemquin Films (IL)
CCPTV, Community College of Philadelphia (PA)
CATV, Erie (PA)
Princeton Community TV (NJ)
Charlotte Mecklenburg ()

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Weekly News From the President: Why Local Media Matters

Why Local Media Matters
If you haven’t taken the two minutes to see the Deadspin compilation of Sinclair broadcasting editorials that aired this week view it here and then share it with as many people as you can.
The video is chilling, but not for the political content.  Set aside political agendas for a while and consider ()

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Weekly News From the President: ACM’s Strategic Plan

Help ACM Invest in Young Community Media Talent
“Let’s do all we can to rally and support the next generation of community media professionals.”
That’s the appeal from Marty Jones in Gresham, OR, who’s one of the folks who has already stepped up to make a contribution to our crowdfunding campaign to support grassroots leadership and professional ()

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