Community media makers from NW North America: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
A hotel block has been secured for the Summit at Hotel Eastlund. Single King rooms may be booked for $179 a night and Double Queen rooms may be booked for $199 a night. Enter NWMEDIA18 in the Group Code section or call the hotel directly, 503-235-2100, and mention the block of rooms held by the Alliance for Community Media NW.
Looking for some recognition of your great work you do for your community media center? Enter the Best of the Northwest Awards!
The Best of the Northwest Awards is a chance for you to showcase exceptional media programs. This prestigious awards contest honors outstanding programs produced by community media/PEG (public, educational, government) access TV and other non-commercial media in the Northwest region (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) of the Alliance for Community Media.
For over 20 years, Best of the Northwest has supported programs that are made on a local level. With your entry, you’ll be joining a group of the Northwest’s most successful community and local access producers. Entries will be judged at community media centers outside of the Northwest Region.
Entries are being accepted now through the extended deadline of February 9, 2018. Awards will be presented at the Alliance for Community Media Northwest Regional Conference on April 28, 2018, as part of the ACM – Northwest Region’s conference in Portland, OR (check here for details).
The Best of the Northwest Awards is open for entries for the 2018 ceremony, scheduled for April 27-28 in Portland, Oregon.
The Best of the Northwest Awards showcases exceptional programs in community media. This prestigious awards contest honors outstanding programs telecast on or produced by community access or local origination television channels in the Northwest region (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) of the Alliance for Community Media.
For over 20+ years, Best of the Northwest has supported television programs that are made on a local level.
Thanks to Castus for being our Presenting Sponsor for the Best of the Northwest. More information about Castus can be found at www.castus.tv.
Thank you to all our participants, speakers, sponsors, and hosts for the Region’s “Stories for Change” Summit! Special thanks to Open Signal in Portland for providing a great space to gather and MetroEast for its support.
ACMNWR Board Members Kirimi Flitter and Andrea Capere host the Best of the Northwest Awards. Photo courtesy Sam Gehrke.
The Regional Board hopes to capitalize on energy generated at the summit and be able to have a more regular schedule of events. Please take a moment and sign up to receive updates via our mailing list. Click here to subscribe.
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Our next NW Media Summit will take place in Tacoma, WA on March 30 and 31, 2018.
Thank you to the sponsors of the 2017 NW Media Summit: Stories for Change, March 31-April 1 in Portland! The summit could not happen without the generous support of the sponsors.
Join us for a two-day summit on the role of community-based media in empowering the public and becoming change makers ourselves. The event culminates with an awards program, Best of the Northwest, in which exceptional non-commercial programs are honored.
Programming, screenings, and workshops will center around digital inclusion, equity, innovation, and building stronger communities and partnerships. We will focus on collaborative efforts between PEG, LPFM Radio, independent filmmakers, and other media creators.
Take a moment to check out our sponsors, be sure to look for them at the summit, and thank them for their support of community media!
Scholarship Sponsors: Tightrope Media Systems
The 2017 Best of the Northwest Awards (BOTNW) is now accepting entries! The BOTNW honors exceptional programs produced in calendar years 2015 and 2016 telecast on community television channels/outlets in the Northwest Region of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM). Non-commercial programs originally produced to play on PEG access centers, local-origination cable channels, or for independent, online distribution during calendar years 2015 and 2016 are eligible to enter. The Awards will be presented as part of the Regional gathering on March 31-April 1 in Portland, OR.
More information on the awards can be found here; the deadline has been extended to Friday, February 10, so enter today!
Rob Brading, recently retired CEO of MetroEast Community Media in Gresham, Oregon is the winner of the 2016 Alliance for Community Media’s Buske Award for his service to our field. Rob has as been a longtime volunteer with ACM and the Alliance for Communications Democracy. In addition to his work for the national ACM, Rob has been a wonderful leader for the ACM Northwest Region for nearly 25 years.
The Buske Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of the Alliance for Community Media, leadership within the organization within the last three years, a high degree of involvement in the organization nationally, regionally and at the chapter level, and continuing service to the ACM.
The ACM awards will be presented at the closing luncheon on Saturday, August 20 at the ACM National Conference in Boston. More information on the ACM National Conference can be found here.