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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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Weekly News From the President: April 10

Awards & Scholarships
Every year at our National Conference, ACM recognizes leaders in our field.  They are people who are dedicated to the daily work of the Alliance, visionaries in our field, and folks who show leadership through their service to community.  Now is the time to consider nominating a colleague, a volunteer, a community leader, ()

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Weekly News From the President: April 3

Central States & Northwest Regional Conferences 
A big thank you to the Central States and Northwest Regions of the ACM for inviting me to be a part of their regional events the past two weeks.  It was great connecting with people and organizations from so many states that came together in Cincinnati and Portland.
Open Signal 
The Board ()

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Weekly News From the President: Happy Vernal Equinox! Welcome to Spring!

Happy Vernal Equinox! Welcome to Spring!
It’s a time of March Madness, Spring training, Spring cleaning and house hunting, and time in the garden. As a gardener, you tend the soil this time of year to ensure the fruits of the summer and fall.  
It’s not so different in our work. ACM thinks it is important ()

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IEE Featured Station: Native Voice TV

Written by: Donna Liu
Of all the TV shows out there that speak to the principles of Inclusion, Equity and Engagement, perhaps none is more poignant than Native Voice TV, a weekly program that has been produced in Northern California since 2004, and is still going strong. Poignant, because some of the least-heard voices in America ()

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Weekly News From the President: Resilient Organizations: The Future of Community Media

Resilient Organizations: The Future of Community Media
I just spent a couple of very interesting days in Fresno at the ACM West Conference.  My thanks to Jerry Lee and all the great folks at CMAC for their hospitality and enthusiasm hosting the conference. They are a great example of a community media service that is truly ()

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Wisconsin Community Media Spring Conference

April 6-7
Wisconsin Community Media Spring Conference

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Weekly News From the President: Local News & PEG Survey

Collaboration and Local News  
There’s an interesting thread going on right now on the Alliance Member ListServe on local journalism.  It was inspired in part by The Media Consortium’s 2017 Transformative Media conference last week in Washington DC.
The conference gathers independent media from around the United States. A key topic for the discussion was collaboration, ()

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Inclusion, Equity, Engagement (IEE) Caucus: Here’s to 2017

Here’s to 2017!
Well, the New Year is here and I hope you are looking forward to 2017 as much as I am! The New Year always gives us that chance to recharge and refocus on the work ahead. No one can argue that there are some interesting times ahead of us, and I believe that ()

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Weekly News From the President: 115th Congress Meets in Washington

The 115th Congress is underway. There are new appointments in the Senate and House on the committees that work on issues that affect community television. Here’s a quick look:
In the Senate Commerce Committee there are eight new members. In the Republican majority there is Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma), Mike Lee (Utah), Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia) ()

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