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Weekly News From the President: Federal Assault on Local Media and Municipalities Continues

Federal Assault on Local Media and Municipalities Continues
The FCC is continuing its assault on local communities and local media. The FCC has announced two agenda items for its September 26th meeting that will cripple city and county budgets and perhaps defund franchise fees.
The more immediate Order would bar localities from charging rent for the use ()

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Call for Proposals – 2019 National Conference

Deadline:  November 1, 2018
The Alliance for Community Media will hold its Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Downtown Hilton in Portland, OR on July 10-12, 2019.   The event will gather approximately 400 community media practitioners and volunteers working in Public Educational and Government Access media, youth media, community radio, podcasting and other community-based media ()

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Weekly News From the President: Tell Us About Your Primary Election Coverage

Community Media Day is Two Months Away
It’s August 20th…just two scant months away from Community Media Day 2019 on October 20th!
This is the third year community media organizations around the country will be celebrating the work we do with film festivals, open houses, concerts, proclamations and other special events.
What will you be doing?
Now is a ()

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Weekly News From the President: Support ACM’s Panels for SXSW

Support ACM’s Proposals for SXSW
ACM has put together two panel proposals for the SXSW education conference in Austin, TX for spring 2019.  It’s part of our effort to promote community media to different communities across the country.  SXSW has a voting procedure to help select panels and we’d like you to help us by clicking ()

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Weekly News From the President: Mike’s Summer Reading List

Here are some things on my summer reading list from this last week I want to share (not everything here is meant for the beach however!):

Late last week the New York PSC announced that it was revoking its approval of the Time Warner Cable sale to Charter/Spectrum because of Charter’s repeated broken promises on building ()

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Weekly News From the President: Conference Recap & Recordings

What an extraordinary week in Baltimore!
Thank you to our thirty vendors and sponsors, the donors who stepped forward to support our Foundation and Public Policy work, and all the folks who came from around the country to take part in our National Conference, #ACMBmore.
We heard a lot of great feedback from people at the conference. ()

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Weekly News From the President: Final items to know before the National Conference

I’m counting down the hours to seeing many of you at #ACMBmore – the ACM National Conference in Baltimore.   Here’s some quick last minute notes for you if you’re going to Charm City or even if you can’t make it this year!
We’ll be livestreaming key events at the Conference thanks to the help of the ()

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Weekly News From the President: Conference Highlights

Afternoon In-Depth Workshop: “Program Design and Fundraising Models for Youth Media” 
ACM is working with one of the leading youth media organizations in the US; Wide Angle Youth Media, in Baltimore, to put together a workshop on ways you can design youth media programs at your facility for long-term success.  The workshop takes place on Wednesday, ()

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2018 Scholarship Winners

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media (F/ACM) announce four recipients of their scholarships.

Brian Wilson Scholarship
The Brian Wilson Scholarship is an annual offer to provide $1,000 in college financial assistance by the Alliance for Community Media, promoting the values of former Board of Directors Chair Brian Wilson.
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2018 ACM Award Winners Announced

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media (F/ACM) announce four recipients of ACM Award winners. The awards and scholarships will be presented to the winners during the ACM’s 2018 Annual Conference, July 11 – 13 in Baltimore.

Emerging Leader Award:
Melinda Garfield, Westwood Media Center and MassAccess
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