I was excited to attend the 2017 ACM Annual Conference in Minneapolis. I had never been to a national conference before because neither 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 to (…)
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 (…)
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 (…)
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 (…)
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 (…)
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 (…)
Section 508 Standards Means Change for Federal Government Websites
I’ve received a number of concerned emails and calls from access channels who have been contacted by a captioning and web-streaming vendor who is trying to scare them into buying a service by saying the Federal Government has changed its Section 508 standards this last month.
The statement (…)
PEG Channels Are Getting Slammed Across the Nation
I use the phrase “From Maine to Maui and Manhattan in between” quite often when I talk about PEG and community media…it roughly describes the scope of communities we serve and the diversity of our channels (to be fair and to stay alliterative, I should reference our most (…)
2018 Webinars Begin Soon
We’ll start up our 2018 Webinar series on February 28th at 3:00 pm Eastern with “A Legal and Technical Update on Closed Captioning for PEG Channels”. We’ll review the latest policy and legal issues that local governments and community channels need to consider, and look at how technical options for captioning are (…)
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, and today marks a national commemoration of his life and enduring legacy.
I hope you take time to think about that legacy in your work in community, for your community. The potential that all people have to make a difference (…)