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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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Weekly News From the President: New Member Benefit & Report for America Deadline

ACM Western States Region Spring Conference
I hope to see you at the ACM West Spring Conference in Sacramento, CA next week.  The ACM Board of Directors will be meeting at the conference site, and I will be doing several presentations as part of what looks to be a very interesting program.   If you haven’t registered ()

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Weekly News From the President: New Member Benefit & Report for America Deadline

New Member Benefit
I’m pleased to announce a new benefit for Members of ACM. Starting this week, members get discount pricing on the already low prices at B&H Photo and Video. We think this will help stretch your equipment dollars and will increase your impact in the community you serve!
To take advantage of the benefit, click ()

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Weekly News From the President: Awards Deadline Extension

Here on President’s Day 2018, it’s appropriate to talk about leadership and what it means in community media.
ACM has extended our deadlines for our National leadership awards to Tuesday – and I’d like to urge you to consider nominating the people who have made a difference in your work, and in the collective work of ()

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Weekly News From the President: A Look into North Carolina’s PEG Channels

BBQ + Access TV in Tarheel State
It’s been over a decade since the passage of North Carolina’s statewide cable franchise law. The law took local power away from cities and towns, and instituted a telecom tax that covers cable and satellite.  Some of that state tax money then flows back to PEG operations, so there’s ()

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