Hotel Block Now Available for Stories for Change

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Traveling from outside of Portland for the Summit? A block of rooms has been reserved at Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center located at 435 NE Wasco St Portland OR 97232.

Book online or call 503-234-3200 to make your reservations by Wednesday, March 15 using the group code CMN or mention you’re with the Alliance for Community Media Northwest.


Make Media and Change


Register today for 2017 NW Media Summit: Stories for Change, presented by the Alliance for Community Media Northwest and Tightrope Media Systems.

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.

Best of the Northwest Award Deadline Extended!

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!

Northwest Community Media leader wins Buske Leadership Award

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.

Congratulations Rob!

Sound Living on the NW Media Summit on KSER 90.7

What better way to get in the spirit of a pledge drive than to discuss regional issues effecting community media? Recently, KSER 90.7 devoted an hour to talk about these and the upcoming NW Media Summit on the show Sound Living.

Host Ed Bremer was joined by Ann Alquist, Director of Membership at Alaska Public Media; Mike Wassenaar, president of the Alliance for Community Media; and Sabrina Roach, Doer at Brown Paper Tickets and board member of the ACMNWR.

“Today we are talking about the Alliance for Community Media Northwest Summit happens next weekend at the Doubletree Inn at Southcenter in Tukwila. Friday and Saturday next week, community media activists from seven states and western Canada, will gather for the Alliance for Community Media Northwest Summit. The Alliance represents and advocates on behalf of grassroots media creators,” said Ed Bremer, host of Sound Living.

Click here for the archived show