White House issues cybersecurity warning

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.

MBA submits testimony opposing digital ad taxes

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.

State broadcasters file comments opposing Form 395-B reinstatement

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.

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.

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.