2019 MAB Great Lakes Media Show Recap

We had a wonderful time at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Great Lakes Media Show on March 6, 2019 in Lansing, MI. Our first speakers included Deborah Macon who has an extensive background in growing better boards/commissions & Dave Albery the ED of Greater West Bloomfield Cable Communications Commission. They gave us many tips on building engagement in your boards and making sure everyone knows their tasks as a staff, board and volunteer!

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Next, we headed to the Keynote Address by Lara Logan, CBS “60 Minutes” Correspondent: Never scripted, at the podium, Logan offers a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at foreign affairs in the media. Speaking candidly with audiences, she shares her experiences reporting from the front lines, both as a journalist and as a citizen. Logan can also take audiences into a deeper understanding of her own experience with sexual assault and what it takes to survive and live fully afterwards. With compelling insight, refreshing honesty, and deep conviction in the institution of journalism, Logan imparts audiences with a message of truth, courage and integrity that will change the way you view the world. He talk was so powerful & her passion for journalism shook through the whole room!

Lara Logan at MAB as the Keynote Speaker.
Lara Logan at MAB as the Keynote Speaker.

We then took time to celebrate high school and college students during the Student Awards Lunch! Congratulations to all the winners!!

The next session was hosted by Carey Hammel the Operations and Administration Director of MAC TV Network & Otto Andrew an Engineer at Bluefunk Broadcasting & Technical Assistant at Access Fort Wayne on Live Streaming 101. They discussed what outlet are the most popular for streaming and how to do so, how much bandwidth and connectivity you would need and how to set up a stream via Facebook and OBS systems.

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The last session of the day was a Public Policy Update by Attorney Michael J. Watza from Kitch & PROTEC. He discussed the current FCC Future Notice of Proposed Rule Making on Cable franchising along with local Public Right of Way bills that are in affect and iteams to look out for.

Mike Watza speaking about the FCC FNPRM.

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