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Weekly News From the President: Webinars, Policy and More

CLOSED CAPTIONING WEBINAR 
Thanks to everyone who attended our ACM Webinar on Closed Captioning Rules last week. If you missed it, here are some key takeaways:

You should determine if your organization or local government is exempt from the FCC’s closed captioning rules.
ACM will let you know about new reporting and certification requirements for all cable channels ()

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Weekly News From the President: President’s Day Message

“With malice toward none, with charity for all…”  
I know you’ve heard the words that begin the end of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, but listen to them on this President’s Day as you think about the work we do in our communities every day, as we create deliver media by and for the people.
Spoken ()

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Weekly News From the President: FCC PETITION UPDATE

FCC Petition Update
I want to thank all our members who have filed in reply to our petition with the FCC to waive the requirement for access producers to register and certify yearly whether they are exempt from the Commission’s captioning rules.
Both large cities (like Boston and Los Angeles) and small communities are supporting the Petition, ()

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Open Position: Master Control Operator

Inver Grove Heights, MN
Are you interested in joining a small but mighty community media station with a big heart? Are you fast, thorough, and accurate while effectively prioritizing multiple computer and A/V tasks? Are you technically skilled, but also flexible, and able to provide responsive tech support to both external customers and internal team members? ()

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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: 2017 Webinars & Contact Your Local Congressional Office

15 for 3: Contact Your Local Congressional Office
We are asking our members to contact their local congressional offices in coming month as part of our campaign to protect community media. That means I’d like you and your colleagues from your organization to take 15 minutes in the next month to make three phone calls.
It’s important ()

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Open Position: Marketing and Development Manager

BronxNet, a growing community media organization, seeks a Marketing and Development Manager to join the team. The Marketing and Development Manager is responsible for securing financial resources through grants and appeals that will support the organization’s programs and services. The Marketing and Development Manager is also responsible for helping to build and manage the organization’s ()

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Open Position: Associate Producer

Title: Associate Producer
Program: BRIC TV
Supervisor: Editorial Director, Public Affairs Programming
Full-time/Part-time: Fulltime
Exempt/Non Exempt: Non Exempt
Union: Union
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City.  We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us.  Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed ()

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Weekly News From the President: Upcoming Public Policy Calls

Public Policy Calls Coming Up This Week
We are expanding the opportunities for you and other ACM members to gather for ACM Public Policy briefings. We want to make sure that as many people as possible get updates and can discuss what’s happening with public policy on the national level.
Calls are taking place on the LAST ()

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Weekly News From the President: Ajit Pai as new FCC Chair?

Ajit Pai as new FCC Chair?
Press reports this weekend claim that Commissioner Ajit Pai may soon be named Chair of the FCC. If he is named by the Trump Administration, he would not need Senate confirmation as he already is on the Commission, and he would immediately lead a 2-1 Republican majority.
What are Commissioner Pai’s ()

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