Policy

Alliance for Community Media Hires Mike Wassenaar as New Public Policy Advocate

Mike Wassenaar of Silver Spring, Maryland has been chosen as the Public Policy Advocate for the Alliance for Community Media (ACM).

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ACM Supporting Arts Education

The ACM Board voted unanimously to join the more than 50 signatories to an Arts Education position paper that argues for the importance of arts education in “preparing students for school, work and life”, as well as closing the achievement gap.

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Alliance for Community Media Calls on the Obama Administration Regarding the Selection of the FCC Chair

The Alliance for Community Media’s Sylvia Strobel calls on the Obama Administration to select an FCC Chairman with a record of recognizing and supporting the important issues of diversity and localism in media.

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Alliance for Community Media Survey Results Demonstrate Impact of Community Media Centers

More than 200 member organizations participated in the Alliance for Community Media’s (ACM) survey of community media centers’ 2012 election program offerings. Community media centers often serve as the only source of local news and information, and ACM’s survey results reinforce the value of — and critical need to preserve — community media centers in throughout the U.S.

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FCC Reply Comments Due by October 10, 2012

Reply Comment Period for FCC MB Docket No. 12-203 is now open. Reply comments are due by 11:59 PM Eastern, October 10, 2012.

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ACM Executive Director Sylvia Strobel and ACD President Rob Brading Request Meeting with Illinois Attorney General

In a letter sent to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Alliance for Community Media Executive Director Sylvia Strobel and Alliance for Communications Democracy President Rob Brading request a meeting to discuss AT&T U’Verse treatment of PEG channels.
“ACM and ACD leaders come from communities that are directly affected by AT&T. As AT&T continues
to roll out a ()

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Alliance for Community Media’s Executive Director Sylvia Strobel Testifies at Maryland State Senate

Maryland state is currently undergoing renegotiation of their state franchise fees. Alliance for Community Media’s Executive Director, Sylvia Strobel, went today to testify at the Maryland state Senate against Maryland Senate Bill 567.

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ACM Executive Director Sylvia Stobel Testifies Before Maryland State House

On February, 22, 2012, many ACM members from Maryland participated in a hearing at the Maryland State House regarding House Bill 563 and its potential impact on public, educational and governmental cable channels in Maryland.

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Alliance for Community Signs Onto Letter of Opposition Regarding Two FCC Reform Bills

The Alliance for Community Media and a number of ACM members signed on to a letter of opposition today regarding the two FCC “reform” bills currently moving through the House of Representatives.

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Alliance for Community Media Applauds Opponents of AT&T Merger

Yesterday, AT&T announced that it had ended its bid to buy T-Mobile. The Alliance for Community Media’s (ACM), Executive Director Sylvia Strobel made the following statement.

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