Sound Bites to move online

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.

Hall of Fame luncheon postponed

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.

SBAs pen letter supporting local journalism

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.

FREE Poynter webinar series for news rooms

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 Editor Jim Murphy passes away suddenly

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.

MBA awards $30,000 in scholarships

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.

Call for entries into 2021 Sound Bites Awards

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.