Category Archives: MABF

HOMTV Internship Application Summer 2017 Deadline April 1st

HOMTVFor 35 years, HOMTV has been equipping interns with tools for success. Dozens go through their internship program every year and hundreds have found successful jobs in the television and communications industry as a result. If you know of anyone who you think would benefit from practical, hands-on experience in television reporting, production (studio & creative), or social media & promotion, please direct them to www.homtv.net for more information and to submit the online application here: bit.ly/ApplicationHOMTVIntern.

The application deadline for HOMTV’s Internship Program for the Summer 2017 semester is April 1, 2017.

HOMTV will begin reviewing applications and sending out interview invitations the week of April 3rd.

More information from HOMTV:

Sometimes landing a great job in the television industry can seem impossible. You need experience to get the job, but you need a job to get experience. How can you win? The answer is an internship at HOMTV. We provide the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on
experience in a comfortable, nurturing environment. We teach all aspects of basic television production, as well as online promotion through various social media platforms, so you don’t have to have any experience to start. There are three tracks to choose from:

REPORTING
The Reporting track is for those wishing to explore an “on-camera” career in television.  Reporting interns will produce weekly news stories, deliver live reports and conduct live interviews.

PRODUCTION (Creative & Studio)
The Production track is for those who are looking for more of a “behind-the-camera” experience. Interns in this track will shoot and edit elements for various programs (including news), produce short promotional spots and public service announcements and direct live
television productions.

SOCIAL MEDIA & PROMOTION
The Social Media & Promotion track focuses on branding and promoting events and information using traditional marketing techniques and social media. Interns will create promotional
campaigns, produce short promotional spots and public service announcements, create and manage content for social media platforms and assist with public relations as well as event
planning.

In addition, interns in all tracks will learn professional techniques for operating cameras, using editing software, lighting, audio mixing and utilizing social media platforms. For decades, HOMTV has been equipping interns with tools for success. Dozens go through our internship program every year and hundreds have found successful jobs in the television industry as a result. You could be next!

MABF Awards 2017 Scholarship Recipients

ScholarshipThe Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2017 Scholarship Program. Recipients were identified by the faculty representatives from each school, or by the sponsoring station, and ratified by the MAB Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships were presented during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo on Wednesday, March 8 in Lansing. The MAB Foundation awarded $26,500 in scholarships this year. The following students were recipients of the 2017 Scholarships:

MAB Foundation Named Scholarships

The Carl E. Lee Scholarship
Teresa Turner, Western Michigan University

The Charles D. Fritz Scholarship
Daniel Tabaka, Henry Ford Community College

The WBKB-TV, WBKP-TV, WBUP-TV, WOLV-FM, WCCY-AM, WHKB-FM & The Stephen A. Marks Foundation Scholarship
Mark Heinonen, Michigan Technological University

The WBKB-TV, WBKP-TV, WBUP-TV, WOLV-FM, WCCY-AM, WHKB-FM & The Stephen A. Marks Foundation Scholarship
Samantha Carter, Northern Michigan University

The Charles D. Mefford Scholarship
Carla Heaps, Specs Howard School of Media Arts

The Gary A. Reid Scholarship
ShaDonna Crosby, Michigan State University

The James H. Quello Scholarship
Claudia Price, Michigan State University

The Leicinger Biederman Scholarship
Nick Stahl, Michigan State University

The Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship
Kayde Hambaum, Central Michigan University

The Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship
Stephanie Hodges, Central Michigan University

The Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship
Theron Logan, Central Michigan University

The Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship
Dana Whyte, Central Michigan University

The Jerry P. Colvin Scholarship
Eric Deyo, Grand Valley State University

The Alan W. Frank Scholarship
Jacob Rapanotti, Oakland University
MAB Foundation General Scholarships

Matthew McCracken, Eastern Michigan University

Megan Uhl, Spring Arbor University

Julian Morrison, Hope College

Mariah Iltis, Ferris State University

Natalie Dunn, Adrian College

Elijah Baker, Wayne State University

Kristin Welton, Lansing Community College

Station Sponsored Scholarships

WXYZ-TV Broadcasting Scholarship
Amanda Barberena, Michigan State University

Midwest Communications Broadcasting Scholarship
Kathleen Montroy, Michigan State University

Robert Race Memorial Broadcasting Scholarship
Jeffery Wachowicz, Ferris State University

Friends of Bill Burton
Hannah Vogel, Central Michigan University

High School Scholarships

Mary Lee, Royal Oak High School

Brandon Morrow, Lake Orion High School

For more information about the MAB Foundation Scholarship Program or other MAB Foundation programs please visit our website at www.mabf.org or email Jennifer Preslar at mabf@michmab.com.

MABF Announces 2017 Student Station/Program of the Year Award Winners

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2017 Student Station/Program of the Year Awards. The 689 entries were judged by professional broadcasters. Awards were presented in each of the 23 categories. Station/Program of the Year is chosen based on the number of winning entries from the High Schools or Colleges. The awards were presented during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo on Wednesday, March 8 in Lansing.

The following schools were honored:

AvondaleHIGH SCHOOL RADIO
2017 Station/Program of the Year
Avondale High School, Auburn Hills
WAHS-FM
RockfordHIGH SCHOOL TELEVISION
2017 Station/Program of the Year
Rockford High School, Rockford WDBMCOLLEGE RADIO
2017 Station/Program of the Year
Michigan State University, East Lansing
WDBM-FMCMUCOLLEGE TELEVISION
2017 Station/Program of the Year
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant

MABF also announced winners of its Student Broadcast Awards competition. For a complete list of all winners, click here.

MABF Career Sessions at GLBC 2017!

This year, the MAB Foundation is happy to present a number of sessions for student broadcasters on Wednesday, March 8.

Of course, no matter how long you’ve been in broadcasting, you’re also welcome to attend!

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“Connecting the Dots: How Social Media, Blogging, and Podcasting Fit Into A Station’s Digital Strategy”

Presented by Seth Resler, Jacobs Media
Facebook? Twitter? Search engine optimization? Google Analytics? With so many new tools available to broadcasters, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In this student-focused session, Seth Resler, Digital Dot Connector for Jacobs Media Strategies, will show you how stations bring all of their different digital tools together in a single coherent strategy that impacts the bottom line.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“Picking the College that is right for YOU!”
Jennifer Williams, Beasley Broadcast Group (Moderator)
Panelists include: Allison Newman, Grand Valley State Alumni; Geneva Bass, Central Michigan University; Ilene Gould, Michigan State University; Katie Grinnell, Western Michigan University; and Audrey Wierenga, Cornerstone University
Are you trying to decide if the broadcast industry is where your future lies? Are you a future television or radio star but are not sure which college program will best develop and grow your talent? Then you need to attend this session! Young adults will discuss their college experiences thus far and the opportunities their school broadcasting programs can offer YOU!

  • Which college programs offer hands-on classes?
  • What types of internship programs and requirements are offered at the major Michigan broadcasting programs?
  • What scholarship opportunities does each school offer?
  • Which colleges have the best new-grad hire rates?

Come prepared with your questions and concerns and learn directly from young adults that were faced with the decision of which broadcasting program to choose not too long ago.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
“Main Luncheon & Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Ceremony”

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
“MAB Foundation Career Fair & Student Networking Event”
Meet with stations, schools and media organizations from around Michigan all in one place, at one time! See all of the organizations represented and learn more about them BEFORE you arrive! Click HERE for the Virtual Fair.

Plan now to attend to learn more about your future in the ever-changing, ever-exciting world of broadcast media! Plan now to attend and advance your career today!

What to bring:

* Copies of resumes with contact information.
* Samples of work, audio and/or video clips.
* A positive attitude.
* Dress to impress.

Click here to see what companies will be there at: GLBCCareerFair

MABF GLBC Career Fair – Is Your Company Signed Up?

MABF0112_300It’s time for the MAB Foundation’s most popular and highly attended career fair and we want YOU to be a part of the action!

You’re going to be at GLBC anyway, right?

Your station should participate in this career and networking fair because it attracts students statewide that will offer your company different views, ideas and opinions! By attending this event, you’ll be able to prove that your station is seeking out a diverse group of new staff and interns throughout the state, which is great for your EEO File!

DATE & LOCATION
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
During the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & EXPO (GLBC)
The Lansing Center, Lansing MI
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

This event attracts hundreds of students and young professionals eager to meet with YOU and continue their career journey in the broadcast and media industries.

Please join us! Click here for complete vendor details.

Reserve your booth here: ONLINE REGISTRATION

Each booth is $275 and includes a co-sponsorship of the event. As a co-sponsor, you will be helping to offset the cost of the fair. As a participant, you will help to promote the event to your students, listeners and viewers by sharing event information prior to the day of the event. You can do this by airing your own PSAs, if you have a station, or by adding your involvement into any press promotion. Your assistance in promoting this career fair is vital to the success of the event. For stations, keep track of everything you air for your EEO records and send the MABF a copy of your affidavits.

2017 Student Award Winners are Posted!

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THANK YOU to those who participated in the 2017 MAB Foundation Student Broadcast Awards! We had 689 entries this year!  The judging process is complete and we have posted the winners’ names and schools on our website. To view this year’s winners, please click here.

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Please take a close look at all of the names and schools and notify Alisha of any spelling changes as soon as possible. Please note that these names and titles were pulled directly from the online system. The names, as they appear on the site, will be used on the award certificates and in the awards program.

Awards Presentation
Awards will be presented during the Main Luncheon at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo (GLBC) at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing on Wednesday, March 8 beginning at 12:30 p.m. This luncheon will include both students and professionals. All students must arrive by 12:15 p.m. to check in at the main registration desk.

Student Winner Information
Each student winner receives a complimentary lunch ticket and admittance to all Career Sessions, Exhibit Hall and Career Fair on Wednesday, March 8. EACH student winner attending MUST complete the online Student Award Winner Registration by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to receive their FREE registration. Late registrations cannot be guaranteed lunch.

Want to attend ALL GLBC sessions? For just $5, student winners only can upgrade their registration to a full GLBC Student Registration which includes admittance into ALL of the GLBC educational sessions. Mingle and network with Michigan broadcast and media professionals…just select the “GLBC Upgrade” option when you complete the Student Award Winner Registration.

Click here for the complete GLBC session schedule.

Click here to register EACH student winner.

Non-Winning Students, Parents, Teachers and Friends Information
If you are a non-winning student, parent, family, guest and/or advisor of a student and would like to attend the luncheon, you MUST register online to secure a seat. The cost is $35 per person. Non-winning students, parents, teachers and friends can register to attend by selecting the “Student Awards Luncheon Only” option which is $35 per person to attend the Main Luncheon.
Click here to register to attend the Luncheon.

Remember: On-site registrations are NOT guaranteed a lunch!

Contact Alisha Clack with any questions or changes at clack@michmab.com.

Awards Rules and Categories

Find your Next Top Employee at the GLBC Career Fair

View More: http://benjamindavidphotography.pass.us/mabglbc2016The number one request we get from stations is assistance in recruiting future employees. This is why the MAB Foundation hosts several career fairs throughout the year! Make plans now to attend the GLBC Career Fair, your station will definitely benefit from the new contacts you’ll make with future employees and interns!

By attending this event, you’ll be able to prove that your station is seeking out a diverse group of new staff and interns throughout the state, which is great for your EEO File!

DATE & LOCATION
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
During the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & EXPO (GLBC)
The Lansing Center, Lansing MI
2:00pm-3:30pm

This event attracts hundreds of students and young professionals eager to meet with YOU and continue their career journey in the broadcast and media industries.

Please join us! Click here for complete vendor details.

Reserve your booth here: ONLINE REGISTRATION

Each booth is $275 and includes a co-sponsorship of the event. As a co-sponsor, you will be helping to offset the cost of the fair. As a participant, you will help to promote the event to your students, listeners and viewers by sharing event information prior to the day of the event. You can do this by airing your own PSAs, if you have a station, or by adding your involvement into any press promotion. Your assistance in promoting this career fair is vital to the success of the event. For stations, keep track of everything you air for your EEO records and send the MABF a copy of your affidavits.

What’s the Key to a Job in Media? Find Out at GLBC!

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The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & EXPO (GLBC)
is the Midwest’s premier educational and networking event for radio, television, media professionals and students alike.

What’s the key to succeeding in the broadcast and media industries???
Networking with professionals and learning the skills you’ll need to become competitive!


Have your students come spend the day at the GLBC.
After attending student sessions that will help enhance their knowledge of the industry, they’ll leave with new skills and ideas to improve performance and put them a step ahead of the competition. Students can register to attend GLBC for only $40*!

Invest in yourself and your future… attend the GLBC to be inspired!

Attention Educators: Please share this information with your broadcast and media students!

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS FOR BROADCAST AND MEDIA STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS:

arrowMAB Foundation Student Session

Connecting the Dots: How Social Media, Blogging and Podcasting Fit into a Station’s Digital Strategy
Wednesday, March 8
10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Presented by Seth Resler, Jacobs Media

Seth Resler
Seth Resler

Facebook?
Twitter?
Search engine optimization?
Google Analytics?

With so many new tools available to broadcasters, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In this student focused session, Seth Resler, Digital Dot Connector for Jacobs Media Strategies, will show you how stations bring all of their different digital tools together in a single coherent strategy that impacts the bottom line.

arrowMAB Foundation Student Session

Picking the College that is Right for YOU!
Wednesday, March 8
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
College Student Panel

Are you trying to decide if the broadcast industry is where your future lies? Are you a future television or radio star but are not sure which college program will best develop and grow your talent? Then you need to attend the MAB Foundation’s educational session, Picking the College that is right for YOU! During this session, young adults will discuss their college experiences thus far and the opportunities their school broadcasting programs can offer YOU!

  • Which college programs offer hands-on classes?
  • What types of internship programs and requirements are offered at the major Michigan broadcasting programs?
  • What scholarship opportunities does each school offer?
  • Which colleges have the best new-grad hire rates?
  • Which college has the best cafeteria food?

Come prepared with your questions and concerns and learn directly from young adults that were faced with the decision of which broadcasting program to choose, not too long ago.

arrow2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, March 8
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

SBAThe 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Award Winners will be announced at the GLBC during the main luncheon. During the luncheon, students can network with professionals working in the radio and television industry while enjoying a three course meal. Winners will be announced and each student winner will get the chance to walk across the main stage as their name is read aloud to the entire audience. This is the moment everyone’s hard work has finally paid off!

2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Award Winners have been announced online here.  All winners are welcome to attend the awards luncheon for FREE, however registration is still required.

We encourage your family and friends to attend this special event as well!

arrow2017 GLBC Career Fair

Wednesday, March 8
2:00 -3:30 p.m.

Whether you are a junior in high school or a senior in college, networking with professionals is one of the best ways to learn more about the broadcast industry and jumpstart your career.

careerfairphoto_700The GLBC Career Fair is the perfect opportunity to start networking! Industry professionals from media companies, television and radio stations, and colleges and universities will all be there – ready to meet you and answer your questions.

Make sure to bring copies of your resume and samples of your work – there’s always a chance for feedback and suggestions! Dress to impress, and bring a positive attitude – you never know who you’ll meet, and who might remember you when a job opens up.

The best part? The Career Fair is FREE to attend (Registration is still required, just choose “Exhibits Only”). If you want to attend the entire conference, including educational sessions and the student awards lunch, it’s only $40 dollars for students with a student ID.

Don’t miss an opportunity to get your foot in the door!

arrowGLBC Student Registration Rates

Exhibits Only Registration: FREE
Includes admission to the Career Fair and Exhibit Hall (no lunch)

Student Awards Lunch Only: $35
Includes admission to the Career Fair, Exhibit Hall, Student Awards Luncheon and two MABF Educational Sessions

Student Full Conference: $40
Includes admission to the Career Fair, Exhibit Hall, Student Awards Luncheon, two MABF Educational Sessions and all professional educational sessions

Student Award Winner Lunch Only: FREE (a separate registration link will be sent to all student award winners)
Includes admission to the Career Fair, Exhibit Hall, Student Awards Luncheon and two MABF Educational Sessions

Student Award Winner Full Conference: $5 (a separate registration link will be sent to all student award winners)
Includes admission to the Career Fair, Exhibit Hall and Student Awards Luncheon, two MABF Educational Sessions and all professional educational sessions

Register to attend the GLBC HERE.

 

 

Introducing our NEW Student Broadcasting Newsletter!

PrintCareer Fairs, Student Conferences, Awards Programs, Scholarships, Job and Internship Openings and more! The MAB Foundation does it all and we want to share that important information directly with students! That’s why we’re introducing a monthly newsletter that’s written by broadcasting and media students, FOR broadcasting and media students!

Don’t miss out on important updates from the MAB Foundation, sign up for our new MAB Foundation Student Broadcasting Newsletter TODAY!

Educators, please forward this to your students!

SIGN-UP HERE!

Find your Next Star Employee at the GLBC Career Fair

View More: http://benjamindavidphotography.pass.us/mabglbc2016Do you need to recruit some young, talented, driven individuals? Then it’s time to sign your station up for the MAB Foundation’s most popular and highly attended career fair!

The number one request we get from stations is assistance in recruiting future employees. This is why the MAB Foundation hosts several career fairs throughout the year! Make plans now to attend the GLBC Career Fair, your station will definitely benefit from the new contacts you’ll make with future employees and interns!

By attending this event, you’ll be able to prove that your station is seeking out a diverse group of new staff and interns throughout the state, which is great for your EEO File!

DATE & LOCATION
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
During the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & EXPO (GLBC)
The Lansing Center, Lansing MI
2:00pm-3:30pm

This event attracts hundreds of students and young professionals eager to meet with YOU and continue their career journey in the broadcast and media industries.

Please join us! Click here for complete vendor details.

Reserve your booth here: ONLINE REGISTRATION

Each booth is $275 and includes a co-sponsorship of the event. As a co-sponsor, you will be helping to offset the cost of the fair. As a participant, you will help to promote the event to your students, listeners and viewers by sharing event information prior to the day of the event. You can do this by airing your own PSAs, if you have a station, or by adding your involvement into any press promotion. Your assistance in promoting this career fair is vital to the success of the event. For stations, keep track of everything you air for your EEO records and send the MABF a copy of your affidavits.