The 2015 Hometown Media Awards wil be accepting entries soon! Updates will be sent out via email.
Our members stepped up to the plate this past week. The House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington DC had issued a call for input on its White Paper on Video Regulation this past month. By the deadline this past Friday, ACM members had sent over 180 letters describing the value of services they provide in local communities across a wide swath of the country.
BRIC is an arts and media non-profit that presents performing arts, contemporary art, and community media programs that are reflective of Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity and is looking to hire a Partnerships Manager.
ACM is asking all Public, Educational and Government Access channels and organizations to help inform Congress on the need for our services as they contemplate video reform. Send a letter via email to the House Energy & Commerce Committee outlining the importance of PEG in your community by Thursday January 23, 2015.
I just got back from a series of sites visits and a state cable hearing in the Green Mountain State, Vermont, supported by Greg Epler-Wood and the Vermont Access Network. ACM had supplied testimony in state certification hearings for Charter Cable. What I saw on my visit was unique and inspiriting.
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I hope you had a Happy New Year, and are ready for 2015! We are hitting the ground running at ACM!
In Washington DC, a new Congress is being sworn in this week, and with that Congress will be new leadership and committee assignments affecting telecommunication and PEG Access.
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This is the time of year when people count their many blessings – and for everyone at the Alliance for Community Media, I want to thank you for the energy, dedication, and inspiration you provide.
ACM has received a challenge from an anonymous donor who would like to see other people support our community media mission and education work in 2015.
So here’s the deal: If you or your friends make $2000 in tax-deductible year-end donations to the Foundation for the Alliance today through December 31, we will receive a $1000 matching gift from this anonymous donor.
The FCC has restarted the shot-clock for consideration of the Comcast/Time Warner/Charter transactions and the AT&T DirecTV merger. The deadline for Final Rebuttal Comments in the Comcast proceeding is December 23 and for AT&T the deadline is January 7. Both of the potential deals may adversely affect PEG operations across the U.S., so ACM is preparing comments in the proceedings.
Heading into 2015, I see unique challenges and tremendous opportunities for PEG community media operations and for the Alliance for Community Media, the national organization devoted to promoting and protecting community media centers and television channels throughout the United States.