PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE |May 3, 2021
Facilities Re-Opening Roundtable
The total number of vaccinations to fight Covid-19 across the country have been increasing steadily the last four months, and now many communities are determining how to re-open facilities closed by the pandemic.
That’s the discussion happening at media centers and PEG channels across the US as well. And the questions about protocols and requirements for opening are complex.
We’ll be hosting a nationwide discussion with community media operations about re-opening and the challenges we face on Friday, May 14. Come with the questions and solutions you are thinking about.
Register for the Zoom
conversation today! Joining instructions will be sent closer to the call.
Davis Media Access Annual Report
How organizations have been resilient in the last year is a key story to tell for community media.
Davis Media Access did a nice job of that with their video Annual Report for 2020 https://youtu.be/FgIzTdb4_b8.
If you have similar stories to share – or a video version of an annual report - send us a link at firstname.lastname@example.org
FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit
The FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program starts on May 12 – and will provide discounts on broadband service and devices to qualified low-income households across the US. We’re encouraging stations to promote the service in their communities. You can be an outreach partner of the FCC program by registering here. The site also features an outreach toolkit.
Starting 5/12, households can sign up for the program if it’s available in their area here.
May Public Policy Call
Join me this week for the ACM Public Policy briefing on Thursday May 6 at 4pm ET. Let me know if you’re interested in getting the monthly coordinates for the Members only call by emailing me at email@example.com.