Category Archives: MAB Events

MAB Teams Up With SBE at Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo

The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo on May 2-3 will feature a training session and test for broadcasting engineers.  The session is being presented by Wayne Pecena on Monday, May 2. On Tuesday, May 3 broadcast engineers may sit for the SBE certification exam.

Important:  if you are sitting for this exam on Tuesday, you MUST fill out this form and submit it to SBE with payment prior to April 1, 2016.

The workshop will focus on understanding and applying IP based networking technology in an Ethernet environment. Tutorial topics will include an understanding of the OSI Model, Ethernet physical standards, Ethernet switching, IP routing, TCP & UDP use, and best practice security implementation techniques. A practical network design will be utilized to illustrate theoretical concepts by developing a best practice segmented network reference design suitable for the broadcast IP network. Considerations in the development will include physical architecture considerations, network infrastructure equipment selection, Ethernet switching & VLAN implementation, IP addressing approaches, IP routing choices, and security feature implementation. Practical design solutions will utilize popular industry networking devices. Bonus topics (based upon time) will include an introduction to IPv6 and steps to structured IP network troubleshooting.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will have:

• An awareness of IP networking technology topics (broadcast focused)

• An understanding of applying fundamentals and principles in real-world practice

• An extensive IP networking reference document (pdf)

• Resources for further study & knowledge

If you have any questions regarding this session or SBE certification exam, please contact Jennifer Preslar at preslar@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.  Find out more about GLBC by clicking here.

Al Tompkins, Senior Faculty at Pointer Institute, Featured at GLBC

Al TompkinsThe MAB is excited to bring you on-trend topics about news gathering and reporting with Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins! Al Tompkins is The Poynter Institute’s senior faculty for broadcasting and online. For almost 10 years, thousands of people each day read his online journalism story idea column “Al’s Morning Meeting” on Poynter.org.

Aim For The HeartTompkins is the author of the book “Aim For The Heart: A Guide for TV Producers and Reporters,” which was adopted by more than 75 universities as their main broadcast writing textbook. He also co-authored four editions of the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation’s “Newsroom Ethics” workbook. Tompkins joined Poynter’s faculty from his job as news director at WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. For 24 years he worked as a photojournalist, reporter, producer, anchor, assistant news director, special projects/investigations director, documentary producer, and news director.

Al will be at The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing on Tuesday, May 3, where he will present four one-hour sessions:

  • Turn the Story Fast: How to Find Focus, Gather Quickly, Make Deadline
  • Covering Suicide & Mental Health Stories: What Hurts, what Helps
  • Ethics on Deadline: How to Make Tough Calls when Time is Tight
  • Jaw-Droppingly Cool Online Tools and Apps

Click here for information and to register for GLBC. Members can register for the full day for only $159!*

* Member rate, early registration.

2016 Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference Announces Keynote Speaker Valerie Geller!

Valerie GellerThe 2016 Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) and Expo will be held at the Lansing Center on May2 – 3 and will once again feature an exhibit hall and multiple breakout sessions.

The keynote address will be presented by Valerie Geller of Geller Media International Broadcast Consultants. We’re sure you’ve read some of her books and industry articles, so come and hear what Valerie has to say in-person at GLBC! Valerie will also be hosting two breakout sessions at GLBC.

KEYNOTE: Get, Keep, and Grow Your Audience
Content is king, and those who create your content are what set you apart from every other “screen” or speaker you compete with. Everyone can improve and move to the next level of performance to create powerful content for news, personality TV, Radio, and to work more effectively across ALL platforms!

Becoming a Powerful Storyteller
Whether you’re writing news, producing, performing as an on air personality, or writing copy for promotion, sales or public service, it all starts with good writing and powerful storytelling. In this session, you’ll learn proven techniques in use by top broadcasters throughout the world.

Developing Talent is a Talent: Secrets of Finding, Developing, Airchecking, and Coaching Talent
No matter where you are in your on-air career, EVERYONE can improve. Working across all platforms, learn proven techniques to help each member of your on-air staff get to the next level. And if you are on-air, learn these “diamond polishing” self-check techniques!

Click here for information and to register for GLBC.