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Weekly News From the President: New Member Benefit & Report for America Deadline

New Member Benefit
I’m pleased to announce a new benefit for Members of ACM. Starting this week, members get discount pricing on the already low prices at B&H Photo and Video. We think this will help stretch your equipment dollars and will increase your impact in the community you serve!
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Weekly News From the President: Awards Deadline Extension

Here on President’s Day 2018, it’s appropriate to talk about leadership and what it means in community media.
ACM has extended our deadlines for our National leadership awards to Tuesday – and I’d like to urge you to consider nominating the people who have made a difference in your work, and in the collective work of ()

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Weekly News From the President: FCC Pushing Forward to End Net Neutrality

The hits just keep on coming from the FCC.  Over Thanksgiving the Commission announced its December agenda, which will push an effort to eliminate current Net Neutrality regulation AND preempt state and local efforts to enforce internet fairness regulations.
What’s especially infuriating about the Commission’s expected order is that the Commission’s leadership has said they will ()

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Weekly News From the President: Rules on Media Ownership to Loosen

Rules on Media Ownership to Loosen 
On the heels of last month’s vote to eliminate the main studio rule for broadcasters, last Thursday the FCC voted to eliminate barriers to media cross-ownership and consolidation.
What does it mean?
Well, it means that holiday shopping for media conglomerates starts before this Black Friday.  Already there are rumors of multiple ()

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Weekly News From the President: Capitol Hill Day in DC

ACM hosted 30 members from around the country last week for our ACM Capitol Hill Day event.  In all, ACM visited 35 offices in the Senate, House and the FCC, pressing the importance of PEG for local communities, the need for technical fairness for our channels, and the need to ensure local media is preserved ()

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Weekly News From the President: Request From Democracy Now!

ACM Northeast Regional Updates and Conference & Tradeshow Recap  
Thanks again to all the ACM Members who attended the Northeast Regional Conference in Falmouth, MA this last week! Over 200 people and 40 vendors came to Cape Cod area for the event. A big thank you to Deb Rogers from Falmouth Community TV who hosted ()

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Weekly News From the President: FCC Votes to Eliminate ‘Main Studio Rule’

FCC Votes to Eliminate ‘Main Studio Rule’

Halloween tricks came early for media localism this last week.
The FCC voted 3-2 to eliminate the requirement for broadcasters to maintain local studios to keep their licenses. Lifting the requirement continues paving the way for a media consolidation wave that Chairman Ajit Pai hopes to induce when the Commission ()

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Weekly News From the President: Community Media Day 2017

Community Media Day Recap 
It was great to see the celebrations across the country on Community Media Day this past Friday!  Open houses, film screenings, lectures, concerts, and special messages and testimonials from community members who love community media were all on tap.   If you search the hashtag #CommunityMediaDay on social media you’ll get a sense ()

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Weekly News From the President: Community Media Day 2017

Friday is About the Great Work You Do
Community Media Day is just four days away on Friday, October 20.  There are celebrations, gatherings and commemorations planned across the country and I hope you’re doing something to celebrate this week.  Even if it’s something small, be sure to tell people that they are part of a ()

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Weekly News From the President: Update on the Executive Director of NATOA

 
Update on the Executive Director of NATOA
Thank you, Steve Traylor!
I am just back from vacation and catching up with correspondence, and I want to pass on the news I received late last month that our ally and colleague Steve Traylor, the Executive Director of NATOA (National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors), is stepping down ()

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