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

Jacobs Media Webinar: How Radio Listening Has Changed with New Technologies

12 Years of Techsurvey: How Radio Listening Has Changed with New Technologies When:  Monday, December 19, 2:00 p.m. ET Register here.   FREE. Techsurvey is the radio broadcasting industry’s largest online survey. In this webinar, Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs will reflect on the data highlights to show how the habits and activities of radio listeners… read more

Trademark Basics Part Four: Trademark Housekeeping 101 – Conducting a Trademark Audit

By: Kelly Donohue, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP Last week, we discussed the benefits of federally registering your trademarks. But having a few federal registrations under your belt doesn’t mean your task of building a valuable trademark portfolio is complete. There are several additional steps you can take to make sure you are managing your trademarks… 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