Tag: Issue 42

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

WILX-TV News Director Kevin Ragan Recovering

The MAB board and staff sends get well wishes to longtime WILX-TV (Lansing) News Director Kevin Ragan, who suffered a stroke in mid-November. Kevin is recovering at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. WILX General Manager Michael King said, “Kevin is an outstanding News Director, community leader and colleague. We are all very eager for his speedy recovery… 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

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

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