After weeks of careful consideration the MBA has elected to move Sound Bites 2021, our annual learning, meeting, and mingling event online again this year. While we were confident that we would be able to gather in-person in November, the combination of COVID cases associated... Read More.
Deadline to apply - September 18 The New England First Amendment Coalition will host its 11th annual New England First Amendment Institute as a multi-day online program this fall. The institute is typically offered over three days at Northeastern University in Boston. Due to continuing health concerns... Read More.
The Radically Rural Summit, a conference about reimaging rural life in America is being held in Keene, NH from September 22 to 23. The summit features a community journalism track which may be of interest to MBA members. The Knight Foundation is sponsoring 5 journalists... Read More.
New date for induction will be chosen in the near future With rising COVID numbers across the country, many companies are delaying bringing workers back into offices or allowing them to attend outside events. While vaccination numbers in Massachusetts are very good, we feel... Read More.
CHARLTON - Richard Harold “Dick” Vaughan, 85, beloved husband, brother, dad, and papa, died on August 9, 2021. He was surrounded by loved ones. Dick was the proud patriarch of a large brood of loquacious kin. Dick grew up in Malden, Massachusetts, with his brothers... Read More.
State broadcasters associations representing all fifty states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging the passing of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA). The LJSA would provide local... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association is thrilled to bring another set of Poynter Institute webinars FREE to newsrooms across the Bay State as part of our ongoing Sound Bites Digital series. The time is now to register for any of the upcoming webinars including "Reporting... Read More.
WBZ-TV announced that Editor Jim Murphy passed away suddenly earlier this week. The nearly 20 year TV veteran was beloved by his family, including his wife Stacy, son Gavin, and daughter Quinn, along with his many... Read More.
Promising future broadcasters receive money for college. July 14, 2021 (Dalton, MA) – The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) has awarded 11 scholarships to some of the most promising broadcast students in Massachusetts totaling $30,000 between its Student Broadcaster Scholarship and the Al Sprague Memorial Scholarship. Student... Read More.
One year ago, news broadcasts were filled with stories about ever-rising COVID cases and deaths along with pictures of protests by tens of thousands of angry Americans pushing for social justice. As we enter the summer months in New England, COVID cases continue to... Read More.
Nine legendary members of the broadcast community will be inducted into the 2021 Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame during a luncheon ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Boston Quincy Marriott... Read More.