ACMi wins national news-access award

ACMi News logoACMi News has won the Hometown Media Nationwide Award in the category of news access.

Arlington Community Media inc. (ACMi), Arlington’s community-access television studio and a YourArlington media partner, submitted a newscast from Oct. 15, 2021 – anchored by Paul Wehrlin and ACMi intern Nicole Garay.

The newscast featured a report by ACMi News Director Jeff Barnd about Arlington's participation in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, an area coyote attack and a follow-up interview by ACMi's Communications Manager James Milan with Arlington Police Chief Julie Flaherty, an interview with Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine regarding the town's ARPA framework, an APD Gun Buy-Back Program and an update on AHS events produced by ACMi Field Production Coordinator Anim Osmani.

Watch the ACMi video of the Oct. 21, 2021, prize-winning broadcast:

The Hometown Media Awards is the foundation of the yearly awards program for Alliance for Community Media. It is established to honor and promote community media, community radio and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental access cable television channels.

Proceeds go to the ACM Foundation, which is exclusively used for facilitating, preserving and promoting education in community media.Each year, nearly 1,000 entries are submitted from community-access stations from all over the United States. A panel of judges from the industry evaluates the entries. Awards are presented to the most creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats and move viewers to experience television in a different way.

"It is truly an honor to be recognized by our peers in an industry that focuses solely on hyperlocal news gathering and events that make an impact on Arlington residents," Barnd said. "Congratulations to everyone who is part of our ACMi News Team week after week."

The Hometown Media Awards Ceremony will be held during the annual conference in Chicago on Wednesday, June 29.

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This news announcement was published Tuesday, May 24, 2022.


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