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Weekly News From the President: ACM Recognizes Senator Tammy Baldwin

ACM Recognizes Senator Tammy Baldwin
The ACM Special Recognition award recipient of 2017 is U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin for her dedication to community media in her public service work in Congress.  During our Annual Conference, ACM hosts an Awards Luncheon to honor the recipients. Due to her busy schedule, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin won’t be ()

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Weekly News From the President: Join the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Join the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment
The FCC is accepting nominations to its Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment.  The Advisory Committee will serve for two years and will meet regularly in Washington DC. Its mission is to provide recommendations to the FCC on how to empower disadvantaged communities and accelerate ()

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Weekly News From the President: MassAccess Legislation Efforts & More

Birds of a Feather Sessions at the 2017 ACM Conference
We received great feedback from people who attended the 2016 ACM Conference in Boston about our Birds of a Feather sessions. We will be continuing them this year at the Minneapolis Conference next month.  The idea is for conference attendees to lead discussions and organize efforts ()

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2017 Hometown Media Award Winners

Thank you again to all of our 2017 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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2017 Award Winners Announced: ACM Recognizes Excellence in the Community Media Industry

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media (F/ACM) announce twelve recipients for seven awards and scholarships. The awards and scholarships will be presented to the winners during the ACM’s 2017 Annual Conference, July 12 – 14 in Minneapolis.
The 2017 award and scholarship recipients are:
Senator Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin ()

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Weekly News From the President: Come for the Conference, Stay for the Alternative Fats

Come for the Conference, Stay for the Alternative Fats 
This year’s Annual Conference is set for Minneapolis the second week of July, and we have a packed schedule of education sessions, discussions and celebrations of community media.  On top of that, we’ll be offering some side trips to Saint Paul as well.
The Tuesday evening before the ()

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Weekly News From the President: Tribune Bought by Sinclair Group in 3.9 Billion Dollar Deal

Tribune Bought by Sinclair Group in 3.9 Billion Dollar Deal
Well that escalated quickly.
Sinclair Group announced today they will be buying Tribune Media – a $3.9 Billion deal that will combine the two largest local owners of television stations.  The move comes one month after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai rolled back broadcast ownership restrictions.
 
We predicted the ()

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Weekly News From the President: Antonin Scalia and Frederick Douglass Probably Disagree with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Antonin Scalia and Frederick Douglass Probably Disagree with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made headlines last week when he announced his plans to roll back protections for Net Neutrality that his predecessor Tom Wheeler put in place. The proceeding will be discussed at the FCC Open Meeting on May 18. It has a ()

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Weekly News From the President: Carroll Country Community Media Center

Carroll Country Community Media Center
My thanks goes out to Richard Turner and all the folks I met at Carroll County Community Media Center in Westminster, MD this past week.  I gave a couple of talks to producers, staff, board members and partners about the future of community media.  It was great to connect with folks ()

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Weekly News From the President: Early Bird Conference Reg

Early Bird Conference Registration
We’re opening up our Early Bird Registration this week for the national ACM Annual Conference in Minneapolis, July 12-14. Register today for the discounted rate, and we will see you this summer!
This year’s conference will have a continued emphasis on program renewal and reinvention and sustainability, which includes several sessions on fundraising ()

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