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Jacobs Media: Does “Community” Still Matter In Radio?

August 12, 2022

Editor’s note:  This past week, the MAB held its annual Summer Advocacy Conference, our first in-person big event since 2020 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville.  Fred and Paul Jacobs were an integral part of this year’s conference and this morning (8/12), Fred shared his thoughts in a post which we have borrowed from the Jacobs Media blog, JacoBLOG.

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WDIV-TV Wins Prestigious 2022 National Murrow Award

August 12, 2022

WDIV-TV (Detroit) has received the coveted 2022 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast (Local 4 News at 11 p.m.) for coverage of the Oxford High School shooting. Earlier this year, the station won the 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

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MAB Adds Member Benefits

August 12, 2022

The MAB remains focused on being forward thinking and helping members through programs and initiatives that prepare Michigan TV and radio stations for the future. Over the past nine months, the MAB has worked in collaboration with our membership, board, and committees to identify new opportunities.

And over the next several weeks, the MAB is launching a series of new initiatives to provide support and education to our members.

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MAB Member Benefit Spotlight

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Mental Health Support for Journalists

The MAB and Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) is offering a four-part series on mental health support to journalists and all broadcasters from across the state. The FREE program includes psychoeducation about the impact trauma and acute stress has on individuals. Each program will include “tools” for helping journalists and broadcasters cope with and reduce the impact their job-related experiences have upon their mental health and well‐being. The first session is July 26th at 9Am ET.

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Broadcast Station Site Safety Assessments

Unfortunately, media outlets and personnel have become targets of violence and harassment.  In an effort to help provide protection to broadcasters in Michigan, the MAB and Michigan State Police Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Desk are partnering to help broadcast stations ensure safety for their staff and facilities by offering Station Site Safety Assessments that will evaluate and make practical recommendations of security operations at broadcast stations and identify options for facility owners and operators to mitigate against relevant threats.

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Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

The Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) is a unique partnership between the MAB and the FCC to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to avoid surprise inspections. Stations that pass the inspection receive a three-year Certification of Compliance.

 

Mark Your Calendar

The MAB hosts events for all Michigan broadcasters throughout the year both in-person and online.  Along with the continuing education opportunities, the MAB connects broadcasters with chances to network and celebrate during awards ceremonies.  Keep track of the MAB opportunities on the events calendar.

Advocacy Conference

Advocacy Conference

Michigan broadcasters convene to learn about the issues impacting our industry and to celebrate the 2022 Lifetime Achievement, Hall of Fame, and Young Professionals of the Year recipients.

 

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Sports Streaming Webinar

In partnership with Michigan Digital, the MAB is offering a streaming workshop for stations to learn about the equipment needed to add video to your radio broadcasts from simple and affordable to complex.

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