Michigan Chapter ACM Elects New Board Members

The Michigan Chapter Alliance for Community Media (ACM) elected board members to serve for two year terms beginning January 1, 2014. We wish to thank the following outgoing board members for their outstanding service: Ron Beacom (President), Jan Howard (Vice President), Lynn Meikle and Mark Monk (At-Large Members). Congratulations to our newly elected board members!

Michigan Chapter Board Members:

President

Alysha Schlundt-Bodien

Vice President

Jay Wiencko

Treasurer

Jon Koeze

Secretary

Beth Mitchell

At-Large Members

Ashley Berens

Linda Gellasch

Deborah Guthrie

Thank you to Dale Geminder from Access Vision in Battle Creek for tabulating the results.

The ACM Michigan chapter promotes the importance of supporting PEG stations, local channels, and free speech. We seek fair treatment of community channels by video providers. Learn more about the Michigan ACM find us on Facebook and Twitter at MichiganACM or visit our blog at Michiganacm.wordpress.com. Learn more about the ACM at the national level visit, allcommunitymedia.org.

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2013 Philo Festival of Media Arts Winners!

The Central States Region Alliance for Community Media (CSACM) honored the winners of the Annual Philo Festival of Media Arts hosted by Public Media Network at the Epics Center in Kalamazoo, MI on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Categories ranged from government meeting, interview/talk show, original short film and much more. Each category offers profesional, non-professional and student winners.

CSACM Chair, Elizabeth Lord said, “This year’s regional winners showcased wonderful community partnerships and excellence in local media. Congratulations to all winners and finalists on their awards, for building community media and continuing to educate others. ” This year’s excellence awards were presented to:

Excellence in Cinematography
WINNER: Village Players 90th, Steve Rota, Matt Winne & Sally Savoie, Bloomfield Community Television, MI

Excellence in Editing
WINNER: Festifools and FoolsMoon, Ann Arbor Michigan, April 2013, Dave Chappell, CTN Ann Arbor, MI
InnerView #43, HOMTV, MI

Excellence in Directing
WINNER: Special Feature #236: Life As A Zebra
, HOMTV, Okemos, MI The_Buzz_WLND, WLND, Dave Monak & Craig Welkenbach, Westland, MI
March of Dimes “Jail & Bail”, Senyk, Kovatch, Orrell, Schuler, Shay, Stafforst, Wendt, Yielding, CPHS, Port Huron, MI
2012 Tri-Track Meet at Dow HS, MCTV Volunteers & Staff, MCTV Network, Midland, MI

Excellence in Sound Design
Fish, Austin Patrie, PMN, Kalamazoo, MI

Best Series Program
WINNER: Soup & Company, Steve Rota, Director & John Prepolec, Bloomfield Community Television, MI
The_Buzz_WLND, WLND, Dave Monak & Craig Welkenbach, Westland, MI

George C. Stoney Community Activism Award
WINNER: March of Dimes “Jail & Bail”, Senyk, Kovatch, Orrell, Schuler, Shay, Stafforst, Wendt, Yielding, CPHS, Port Huron, MI

Note: All other nominates are finalist!

WINNERS & FINALISTS:

Arts/Cultural Awareness
Professional: Shakespeare Stripped Bare– Chuck Bentley, PMN, Kalamazoo, MI
Non-Professional: Community Connection #118, HOMTV, Okemos MI

Community Event
Professional: March of Dimes “Jail & Bail”, Senyk, Kovatch, Orrell, Schuler, Shay, Stafforst, Wendt, Yielding, CPHS, Port Huron, MI
Non-Professional: Festifools and FoolsMoon, Ann Arbor Michigan, April 2013, Dave Chappell, CTN Ann Arbor, MI
Non-Professional Finalist: Parchment StarsMarch 25, 2013, Ian Howell, Ryan Borne, David  Shaw, Brandon Gillies , PMN, Kalamazoo, MI

Documentary
Professional: Village Players 90th, Steve Rota, Matt Winne & Sally Savoie, Bloomfield Community Television, MI
Non-Professional: Eddie in Decatur, Mike Salerno, Access Vision, Battle Creek, MI

Empowerment/Inspirational
Non-Professional: Special Feature #236: Life As A Zebra, HOMTV, Okemos, MI
Professional Finalist: Midland Beautification Awards 2012, MGTV, MCTV Network, MI

Government Compilation
Professional: Overall WLND, WLND, Westland MI

Instructional
Non-Professional: 25 by 25 #4, HOMTV, Okemos, MI

Interview Talk Show
Professional –TIE: The Arts Scene Karen Kelsey, Karen Kelsey, The Omni Center, Carmel, IN
Professional -TIE: The_Buzz_WLND, WLND, Dave Monak & Craig Welkenbach, Westland, MI
Professional Finalist: InnerView #43, HOMTV, MI

Magazine Program
Professional: Beyond The Badge,  HOMTV,  Okemos MI
Non-Professional: Special Feature #227 Paws,  HOMTV, Okemos MI
Professional Finalist – Best of Connect, PMN, Kalamazoo MI
Non-Professional Finalist – Touring Tree Town, CTN, Ann Arbor MI

News Program
Professional: Meridian Magazine #1068, HOMTV, Okemos, MI
Student K-12- CCMS Newscast, Campbell County Media Central, Highland Heights, KY
Professional Finalist- TIE:  For Your Information, CTN, Ann Arbor, MI
Professional Finalist- TIE: Meridian Magazine #1048, HOMTV, Okemos MI

Original Short Film
Professional: Stowaway, Edward Senyk, Martha Navarro, Karl Staffhorst, CPHS-6 Staff, CPHS-6, Port Huron, MI
Student: Fish, Austin Patrie, PMN, Kalamazoo, MI

PEG Compilation
Professional: Access Excellence in PEG, Access Vision, Battle Creek, MI

P.S.A.
Non-Professional: Howl At the Moon Promo, HOMTV, Okemos, MI
Non-Professional Finalist: Blood Drive, HOMTV, Okemos, MI

Promo (3:00 or less)
Non-Professional: Meridian Ice Fishing Derby Promo, HOMTV, Okemos, MI
Non-Professional Finalist: Carroll, John Carroll, PMN, MI

Promo (3:01 or more)
Non-Professional: PMN Promo- Dan Baker, PMN, Kalamazoo, MI
Professional Finalist: Ann Arbor Artisan Market Promo, Tim, Alysha, Bea, Phillisha, Jim, Artisan Market’s Venders & Customers, CTN Ann Arbor, MI
Non-Professional Finalist: We are Chapel Lane, Kathryn Mass, MCTV, MI

Religious
Professional: A3 “Center Of Light”, CTN Public & Educational Staff, CTN, Ann Arbor, MI

Seniors
Professional- Senior Moments : June 2013, Tim Nagae, Connie Craft, Dean Cole, Jim, Robert, CTN, Ann Arbor, MI
Non-Professional: Senior Living #50, HOMTV, Okemos, MI
Non-professional Finalist: Aging Ep. 14, Ike Engelbaum, ONTV, MI

Sports Coverage
Professional: 2012 Tri-Track Meet at Dow HS, MCTV Volunteers & Staff, MCTV Network, Midland, MI
Non-professional Finalist: Portage Central vs. Portage Northern Boys Basketball, PMN Interns, PMN, MI

Sports / Entertainment Talk
Non-Professional: Between Taorminas – Ep. 77, Ian Witherspoon, ONTV, Lake Orion, MI

Website
Professional Finalist: kzootv.org, Public Media Network, Kalamazoo, MI

To view all Philo Festival of Arts winners visit csregionacm.org. With 26 categories including community event, original short film, public service announcement, government coverage and many more, this year’s event had 217 entries covering a variety of programming. To view all 2013 winners & finalist or request a duplication of your award visit csregionacm.org.

 The CSACM supports community media in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio & Kentucky. To learn more about the CSACM find us on Facebook at CentralStatesACM or visitcsregionacm.org.

Michigan Chapter Alliance for Community Media Recognizes the 2013 NATOA Government Programming Award Winners

Four Michigan Community Access Centers Win 10 National Awards.

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) honored the winners of the 28th Annual Government Programming Awards (GPA) at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, FL on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Four of the Michigan Government (PEG) Access Stations received a total of 10 awards. Meridian Township won first, second and third place as well as honorable mention, City of Livonia won first and third place and honorable mention, City of Ann Arbor won two honorable mentions and Bloomfield Township won second place. Categories ranged from election coverage, live sports events, to use of social media.

Michigan Chapter President, Ron Beacom states, “Providing our communities with local coverage is what we do best, but winning national awards is icing on the cake! Congratulations to all the national award winners, but mostly our local Michigan stations.” Below are the Michigan winners from first place to honorable mention with categories listed.

First Place:
• Arts and Entertainment- “Artists: Michael McNamara” City of Livonia
• Visual Arts- “Beyond the Badge Opening Animation” Meridian Township
Second Place:
• Live Sports Event- “BACB Sports: Girls Basketball – Seaholm VS. Groves” Bloomfield Township
• Use of Social Media- “HOMTV Social Media” Meridian Township
Third Place:
• Election Coverage- “Ballot Meridian 2012 Township Trustee Debate” Meridian Township
• Event/Program Promotion – “Recycling PSA” City of Livonia
Honorable Mention:
• Bulletin Boards- “Livonia Television Information Screens” City of Livonia
• Magazine Format Series – “For Your Information (FYI)” City of Ann Arbor
• Public Affairs- “Special Feature #234 – Charrette Project” Meridian Township
• Seniors- “Senior Moments November 2012” City of Ann Arbor

To view all NATOA Winners visit www.natoa.org. The GPA honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year, NATOA received more than 670 entries submitted by local governments from across the country and Canada.

The ACM Michigan chapter promotes the importance of supporting PEG stations, local channels, and free speech. We seek fair treatment of community channels by video providers To learn more about the Michigan ACM find us on Facebook and Twitter at MichiganACM or visit our blog at Michiganacm.wordpress.com. To learn more about the ACM on a national level visit allcommunitymedia.org.

Recap from the Fall Station Tours

The Michigan Chapter ACM visited Orion Neighborhood Television, Media Network of Waterford Municipal Channel 20 & Oxford Community Television for our annual fall meeting on Friday, September 6, 2013.

View more photos of the event on the MichiganACM’s Facebook page.

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Member photo in front of Media Network of Waterford. Read more about the event on HOMTV’s blog.

Oak Park IL: Ex-president – District 200 board should broadcast meetings | Terry Dean, Wednesday Journal

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Outgoing District 200 board member Terry Finnegan strongly urged the next board and administration to pursue the technical and financial feasibility of broadcasting its board meetings to the public.

 

The topic has been broached in the past but videotaping D200 meetings has never come to pass. Finnegan, the board’s former president, made the request at one of his last D200 meetings. He says it’s time. The new board was seated on May 2, following the expiring terms of Finnegan, Valerie Fisher, Amy McCormack, and Dietra Millard.

 

The D200 Board of Education oversees Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of a handful of single-school districts in the state. The high school has never broadcast its regular board or committee meetings, either on its website or on Oak Park’s public access channel. Other school districts, such as New Trier High School, broadcasts its board meetings on its site and on local public access TV.

 

— more at original post http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/5-7-2013/Ex_president:-District-200-board-should-broadcast-meetings/ —

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