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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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Weekly News From the President: Help ACM Invest in Young Community Media Talent

Help ACM Invest in Young Community Media Talent
Want to join ACM in making a bet?
We’re making a bet that investing in people and ideas will help grow our cause – vibrant, community-based media that serve local needs and local folks not served by other media in every American community.
Between now and the end of April, ()

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Weekly News From the President: Help ACM Invest in Young Community Media Talent

Help ACM Invest in Young Community Media Talent
Want to join ACM in making a bet?
We’re making a bet that investing in people and ideas will help grow our cause – vibrant, community-based media that serve local needs and local folks not served by other media in every American community.
Between now and the end of April, ()

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Grassroots Scholarship Testimonial; Ben Weddell, 2017 Recipient

I was excited to attend the 2017 ACM Annual Conference in Minneapolis.  I had never been to a national conference before because neither I nor my station could afford to send me.  The scholarship they gave me was the only reason I was able to attend and learn so much.  These conferences are so important ()

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Weekly News From the President: Salary Data Needed from Community Media Centers & PEG Channels Across America

Salary Data Needed from Community Media Centers & PEG Channels Across America 
Nancy Richard from the ACM Board of Directors is once again compiling salary data from Community Media Centers and PEG Channels across the United States. We want you to support the effort.  It’s vital that we share compensation information so that organizations can make ()

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