It’s the fifth annual celebration of Community Media across the United States tomorrow, 10/20! Both Minnesota and Massachusetts have issued proclamations celebrating the day in each state.
It’s still not too late to organize an activity or promote Community Media Day next Tuesday, October 20.
The 2020 edition of the ACM Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Institute led by Paula Manley and Toni Tabora-Roberts kicks off this Friday with an expanded class of 22 students from around the country!
My thanks to all the individual donors who helpe
I’m a diver – I love scuba and try to find an opportunity to get underwater when I can.
I’m also a non-profit leader – I work with Boards of Directors in my professional and personal life (as a volunteer on other boards).
It’s my birthday on Tuesday – and I’m celebrating. I’m taking the day off – I’ll go for a morning swim, maybe go for a hike and later have a nice romantic meal with my wife.
My thanks to Antoine Haywood and everyone who has helped us put together the Community Media Directory this summer – we have over 1600 organizations listed around the country – including PEG channels in all 50 states. I asked Antoine to put together
This is the last week of the summer – at least for this Minnesotan. We’d always mark the end of the summer with Labor Day and the end of the Minnesota State Fair. I know there will be some among you who will want to claim 9/22 and the Autumnal Equin
I didn’t watch much of the Democratic National Convention last week, but the highlight for many people was the roll call of states from the nomination of Presidential candidates.
American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact has released its survey and study on how PEG community media is responding to the Covid-19 crisis. The report “PEG Access Media: Local Communications Hubs in a Pandemic” is based on surveys an
There are two Friday events I’d like you and other people in your organization to put on your calendars this week and next: The Inclusion Equity and Engagement Caucus of the Alliance will be hosting a virtual event Friday, August 14 at 3 pm ET
I received word last week that Susan Fleischmann, one of the quiet stars in the community media world – is retiring early next year as Executive Director of CCTV in Cambridge, MAtogether for the Hometowns in Chicago, we wanted to bring people togethe
How are you documenting your organization’s response to
Here’s a great way to do it: Create content.
Adam McCune at Goffstown TV in Goffstown, NH told that story for his community and it’s a heartfelt and well done eight minute vi
Major kudos go to everyone who made last week’s Hometown Awards Watch Party a success – Deb Vinsel, Stephanie Purcel, Kim Gilsrud, Alease Annan, Michele Alimoradi, Tony Campos, Scott Mercer and Jena Arcangel Miller all worked to make the party a fun
Many observers have talked about how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified conditions of inequality that already exist in America.
I brushed off my tux and got together with friends from across the United States last week to record a virtual Hometown Media Awards.
We figured since we would not be together for the Hometowns in Chicago, we wanted to bring people together to sho
My thanks to all the folks who joined us last week at our podcasting webinar and our partner presentation with Comrex. We’ll continue the partner presentations this week on June 25 with NewTek. We will start our 2020 workshops on Wednesday with Tony
Registration is now open for our virtual conference workshops and presentations – we’re calling it Sweet Home/Stay at Home. We’ll be featuring partner presentations from exhibitors starting in July and will feature 10 workshops and seminars for virtu
After a lot of discussion and deliberation, the Alliance for Community Media and our Foundation decided to cancel our National Conference which was set for Chicago this summer. We will return to Chicago in a future year.
We’ve gotten results of our flash poll of how ACM members are weathering the Covid-19 crisis. Here’s a look:
The US Senate has returned to work in Washington DC today – and now is as good a time as any to remind your US Senators of the value of the work your organization is doing during the Covid-19 outbreak to help people on a day-to-day basis – and to ask
ACM has joined a coalition effort to preserve local media during the Covid-19 pandemic. Led by PEN America, the effort is asking the Federal Government and state governments to fund efforts to ensure that local media and journalism is not wiped out
One of the most encouraging things I’ve seen from the Covid-19 crisis is how PEG organizations are responding to local needs – it’s a part of our DNA. The immediacy of the crisis has spurred innovation across the country.
Covid-19 has become a part of lives and impacts how we interact with our families to how we deliver important information concerning our communities
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA) has become the 35th co-sponsor of the Protecting Community Television Act (HR 5659) in the US House of Representatives. If there was ever a time to remind Members of Congress about why it is important to support community te
As the Covid-19 emergency affects more and more communities in the United States, we are seeing access channels prepare, react and step up to the challenges. Here are some of the examples we are seeing: