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Special Event

The Community Television Association of Maine

Cordially Invites You to our 2015 ANNUAL MEETING IN BELFAST

~ SPECIAL GUEST ~

Mike Wassenaar

Public Policy Advocate

Alliance for Community Media

 

~ Location ~

 “The Boathouse”

34 Commercial Street – On The Waterfront

Belfast, ME

TUESDAY, JUNE 30 - 5:30-9:00 PM

 

5:30 to 6:30 - Light refreshments & re-connect with fellow Access Managers, Producers and Friends

Membership not required to attend. (But always appreciated!)

PLEASE RSVP TO: Ned Lightner for food headcount

PH: 207-323-2430

EM: ned.lightner@gmail.com

Current Board Members:
President: Sally Hebert

Treasurer: JP Fortier
Meetings and Conferences:
Membership & Outreach: Ned Lightner
Public Policy & Legislative Review: Brian Knoblock

Webmaster: Bill Severence 

 

~ Meeting Agenda ~



6:30 PM: “The ‘5 C’s’ of Video Production’

Presented By:

Peter Pijoan, Former Executive Director, Wolfboro Community TV

Proposed Changes to CTAM ByLaws – Discussion & Vote: Sally Hebert / Board

Election of Officers – Nomination, Discussion & Vote: Sally Hebert

Membership and Outreach Initiatives: Ned Lightner

 

Reports: Public Policy & Legislative Review: MIKE WASSENAAR

             

NE Region/ACM Update:  Sally Hebert

 

Treasurers Report: JP Fortier

 

CTAM Web Site Report & Discussion: Bill Severance

 

Guest Speakers for Upcoming Meetings and Tech Conferences

 

Old Business: As Brought Forward

New Business: As Brought Forward 

 

Confirm Upcoming Meeting Dates & Locations: 

September 29

January 26, 2016

April 26

June 28

 

 Adjourn

 

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FCC Guidelines for PEG Channels

The FCC provides a concise definition and summary of rules relating to the provision of Public-Educational-Governmental (PEG) access which may be helpful to the public and governmental officials:

https://www.fcc.gov/guides/public-educational-and-governmental-access-channels-peg-channels

Core Values of PEG Access

The Community Television Association of Maine is committed to furthering the following Core Values as set forth by the Alliance for Community Media. They were created by Sue Buske for the ACM West Conference:

Localism: Supports local viewpoints, local perspectives, and the interests of local communities. Most mainstream media programming is intended for national audiences and does not reflect the rich diversity of American community life.

Diversity of Viewpoints-Participatory: Local communities must be able to make and air media that reflects local experiences. Our society is founded on a belief in freedom of expression and free speech.

Promote Dialogue and Discussion: Democracy works best when a wide array of voices and opinions can be seen and heard. The airing of opinions creates an opportunity for dialogue around issues and concerns that people and the community must address.

Media Literacy: A basic tenant of civil society is that the lives of all members of the community are important, and all members of society should be able to represent themselves in the media. In order to represent themselves they need access to the electronic media tools to create content, the training to use the tools, and the mechanism(s) to distribute community content.

Non-commercial: PEG access is an essential component in our public media ‘greenspace’ where, like a public park, we can reflect on who we are without the interference of commercial values.

Civic Engagement:  Many of the decisions that most affect our lives are made at the local level by city councils, school boards, mayors, and so on. PEG access keeps the public informed about local government elections, about health services, about public housing, and about other important local political and economic development activities.

Education: Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access plays an important role in our educational system. It provides a distribution medium for use by schools, libraries and colleges; and it is especially important for education in low income and rural communities.

Public Safety: In many areas PEG access channels provide for emergency information and community alerts.

Electronic Greenspace: All communication service providers using the public right-of-way or public airwaves should provide bandwidth and funding for PEG access.

You may download these Core Values of PEG Access as a pdf document from our Resources page.

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PO Box 2124
25 Cottage Road
South Portland, ME 04116-2124
Phone: (207) 767-7615
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