New York, NY – August 15, 2022 – It is with great sadness that the Broadcasters Foundation of America shares the sad news of the passing of its longtime President and beloved broadcaster Jim Thompson. ... Read More.
The pandemic, on top of coverage of protests, school shootings, etc. weigh heavy on any person and young reporters are particularly susceptible because they are often seeing these things up close and, for many, it's their first time being involved with this type of news.
WCRN TV 31 Boston has launched the region’s first ATSC 3.0/Next Gen TV platform. A cutting-edge technology, ATSC 3.0 datacasting and the NextGen TV/Radio technical platform is based on Internet Protocol (IP), transforming televisions into web browsers, opening a world of possibilities for the... Read More.
On June 15, 2022 several television and radio members of the Massaschusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) participated in a "Guardsman for a Day" event put on by the Massachusetts Army National Guard and the MBA. The event highlighted some of the training that our local... Read More.
This week the White House issued a briefing regarding potential cyber threats to private businesses eminating from Russia. The document lays out the following eight steps that businesses can take to help prevent cyber security attacks. Mandate the use of multi-factor authentication on your... Read More.
During a virtual hearing for the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association filed comments on behalf of its member radio and television stations opposing several bills calling for a tax on digital advertising within the commonwealth. Any tax on advertising, digital... Read More.
Mary Richardson, legendary Boston broadcaster and former longtime co-anchor of Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5, passed away after a brave seven-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 76. Richardson is survived by her husband Stan Leven... Read More.
Reinvent Your Sales! On November 11 Jim Mathis presented "Reinvent Your Sales! to MBA members as part of Sound Bites 2021. Click the link below to watch it any time! They Can Beat You on... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcastesr Association, in combination with the state broadcasters associations from every other state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, filed extensive Joint Reply Comments urging the FCC to reject the proposed reinstatement of FCC Form 395-B, which requires broadcast stations to... 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.
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.