Category: 2016

House Energy & Commerce GOP Committee Lineup Announced, Includes Michigan’s Fred Upton

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after announcing the subcommittee Ranking Members for the 116th Congress: “The American people expect results, and I am confident that the leadership team Republicans are putting forward is ready to deliver. As we address some of the biggest challenges facing… read more

Advocacy Conference Early-Rate Deadlines Approaching

Don’t miss the speakers at this year’s Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, August 22-23 at Crystal Mountain Resort.  Register today to take advantage of discounted room rates at Crystal Mountain (through this Friday, July 21) as well as early-bird conference rates (through July 31). MAB members will hear policy and advocacy updates as well as… read more

AMBER Alert Criteria Changing January 1; New Advisory for Endangered Missing Persons

Via Michigan State Police Contact: Ms. Lori Dougovito, MSP Public Affairs, 517-284-3223 The Michigan State Police (MSP) is changing the criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert in Michigan, the emergency response system that disseminates information about a missing child. Effective, January 1, 2017, AMBER Alerts will only be issued for cases of child abductions, involving… read more

Drone Journalism Lab Releases Drone Use Guidebook

According to a report in Editor and Publisher, the Drone Journalism Lab released its operations manual as an open source, Creative Commons-licensed document. The 23-page guidebook (found at dronejournalismlab.org) covers a range of issues including how to conduct a preflight briefing and ethical considerations journalists should review before flying a drone. This information may be… read more

FCC Chairman Wheeler to Step Down January 20

On December 15, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that he intends to leave the agency on January 20, 2017.  Wheeler has been head of the Commission for more than three years. He issued the following statement: “Serving as FCC chairman during this period of historic technological change has been the greatest honor of my professional… read more

Michigan Radio Wins Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for Flint Documentary

via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism announced (12/15) that Michigan Radio is a winner of a prestigious 2017 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for the documentary, Not Safe to Drink. The Not Safe To Drink documentary traced the story of the Flint water crisis, and how the water in Flint became… read more

Celebrate the Best in the Industry

What we should say is “Celebrate YOU” because YOU are the best in the industry and YOU deserve to be recognized for your hard work! The Broadcast Excellence Awards Reception is one of the biggest and brightest parties of the year for Michigan broadcasters and you won’t want to miss it! Gather your station’s best… read more