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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this month, NATOA filed a letter with the FCC regarding the EAS national test conducted in November. NATOA members experienced much of what others have commented on over the past few weeks – namely, that the test had numerous glitches and the quality of the test varied even within localities. Read NATOA’s letter here.