Category Archives: MABF

Last Chance for MABF Student Advisory Committee Nominations

In an effort to better reach Michigan’s students and young people, the MABF Student Advisory Committee was formed in July 2009. This committee is looking for bright, forward-thinking individuals who are currently enrolled in a Michigan high school, college, university or trade school to offer their input in the planning of the Foundation’s future events and programs.

Do you know an outstanding broadcasting or journalism student that has great ideas and would love to become more involved in the industry?

We want to hear from you!

The MABF Student Advisory Committee is looking for exceptional, forward-thinking individuals who are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled in a Michigan high school, college, university or trade school during the 2016-2017 school year to join our Student Advisory Committee.

To apply, the student must first be nominated by an adviser. They must then complete the application and return it to the MABF to be considered for a one-year, renewable term beginning at the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference on November 18 and ending in August 2017.

Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2016. All applicants will be reviewed and selected by the MABF Education and Scholarship Committee.

Click here for a link to the application forms

Time is running out! Don’t let your students miss out on this exciting and new opportunity, please send your student nominations to Rachel Krause, SAC Advisor, Krause@michmab.com and have your nominated students submit their applications to the MABF by September 30, 2016.

Save the Date: BCBC 2016

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We’re busy planning the MABF’s largest student conference of the year, the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference!

DATE & LOCATION
Friday, November 18
Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath MI
8:00am-4:00pm

This conference attracts hundreds of students eager to learn about the field of broadcasting. For many students this conference is the key factor in their decision to pursue broadcasting beyond high school. We need YOU to help educate them on this exciting and fast paced industry!

The MABF is looking for professional volunteers to participate as mentors in the BCBC Speed Networking sessions. As a mentor, you’ll meet with students face to face and share your experiences and “insider tips.”

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs

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It’s time for the MAB Foundation’s Fall Career and Networking Fairs and we want YOU to be a part of the action!

DATES & LOCATIONS

Tuesday, October 11
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
12:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday, October 20
Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Farmington Hills NEW LOCATION!
4:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, October 27
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
12:00pm-4:00pm

In an effort to connect employers and schools with potential employees, students and interns; and to assist stations with the current EEO requirements, the MAB Foundation will once again be holding regional Broadcast Media Career & Networking Fairs throughout the month of October.

These events attract 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 event details.

Reserve your booth here: ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Each booth is $275 and includes a co-sponsorship of the event and a boxed meal for vendor representatives (2 maximum).

Consider attending all 3 Career Fairs to gather a diverse group of resumes. Students from each region in the state will offer your company different views, ideas and opinions and may be beneficial to your station! By attending all 3 fairs, you’ll be able to prove that your station is seeking out a diverse group of new staff and interns throughout the state.

Questions?  Call Rachel or Alisha at the MAB: 1-800-968-7622.

MAB Foundation Elects 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Officers

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2016-2017 MAB Foundation Chair, Jennifer Williams, Greater Media Detroit.

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) elected their 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Officers during the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ Annual Meeting on August 30 at the Inn at St. John’s.

The newly elected officers include:

  • Chair – Jennifer Williams, Greater Media, Inc.
  • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect – Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media/jacAPPS
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Pam Manor, WNEM-TV (Saginaw)
  • Immediate Past Chair – Sue Goldsen, Jackson Radio Works

Directors elected to serve a second term include:

  • Wendy Hart, Spartan Sports Network
  • Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media/jacAPPS
  • Jam Sardar, WLNS-TV (Lansing)
  • Stephen Schram, Michigan Public Media

Board members elected to serve a first term include:

  • Mary Helen Ciaravino, Washtenaw Community College
  • Marla Drutz, WDIV-TV (Detroit)
  • Eric Hammerstrom, Marquette Senior High School
  • Jim Lutton, WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo)
  • Jon Whiting, Michigan State University

The MABF congratulates the newly elected officials and looks forward to working with them in the year ahead. For more information about the MABF and its board members, please visit michmab.com/MABF or contact the MABF office at mabf@michmab.com.

The MABF Student Advisory Committee Is Seeking New Members!

In an effort to better reach Michigan’s students and young people, the MABF Student Advisory Committee was formed in July 2009. This committee is looking for bright, forward-thinking individuals who are currently enrolled in a Michigan high school, college, university or trade school to offer their input in the planning of the Foundation’s future events and programs.

Do you know an outstanding broadcasting or journalism student that has great ideas and would love to become more involved in the industry?

We want to hear from you!

The MABF Student Advisory Committee is looking for exceptional, forward-thinking individuals who are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled in a Michigan high school, college, university or trade school during the 2016-2017 school year to join our Student Advisory Committee.

To apply, the student must first be nominated by an adviser. They must then complete the application and return it via mail, fax or email to be considered for a one-year, renewable term beginning at BCBC in November and ending in August 2017.

Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2016. All applicants will be reviewed and selected by the MABF Education and Scholarship Committee.

Click here for a link to the application forms

Don’t let your students miss out on this exciting and new opportunity, please begin to think about possible nominations!

Please send all student nominations to Rachel Krause, SAC Advisor, Krause@michmab.com.

Tugging at Emotions Through Broadcast Journalism

A 2015-2016 SAC Member shares her passion for broadcast journalism

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Rockford High School ’16,
Grand Valley State University

I fell in love with storytelling at a very young age. No matter fiction or nonfiction, a story has the power to stir up many different emotions in people. It doesn’t matter if a piece has all the right technical aspects; if it doesn’t tell a good story, people won’t react to it. The media industry is entirely based upon people wanting information and entertainment, and journalism is a huge sector of that industry. With broadcasting, I am able to tell a story, give information and entertain people simultaneously. The effect a story has on someone is what makes me so passionate about making a news package. I am able to take an interview and pick what I want and don’t want the audience to see or hear, and tug at the emotions I know will be the most impactful. Taking a simple interview and turning it into continuous story is exciting every time. Creating something visually pleasing is one thing, but having a good storyline and connection to the audience makes it even better. Nothing beats the feeling I get when I finish a video and watch someone’s face and emotions as they see the final product.

This upcoming year I plan on attending Grand Valley State University. I am still unsure on what I would like to study, but I want to work with people in some way. Whether I end up in broadcasting, communications, or hospitality, I want to try it all before I make my final decision. No matter what I choose, I know I will always be able to use what I have learned in broadcasting to help people tell their story.

WSDP “The Park” Finalist in Marconi Awards

WDSP_300For the third consecutive year, the students and staff of WSDP-FM (88.1 The Park) (Plymouth-Canton) are being recognized alongside America’s elite broadcasters after the station was named a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award for Non-Commercial Station of the Year.

The Marconi Radio Awards were created in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi.  The awards recognize stations and individuals for excellence and performance in 21 different categories.  They are among the most prestigious awards in the broadcast industry.

WSDP is the only high school radio station to receive a nomination in the history of the Marconi Awards.  Three college-level student stations and one professional station round out the 2016 class of Non-Commercial finalists.  The awards will be presented on September 22 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards 27th Anniversary Dinner and Show in Nashville, TN.

“We’re excited to be a finalist for the third year in-a-row.  This is an incredibly prestigious honor for our hard working and dedicated staff,” said Amanda Barberena, WSDP Program Director.

“We couldn’t achieve this without the support of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, the board of education, administrators and staff.  We’re lucky to have been part of such a great community,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

WSDP is owned and operated by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.  Students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools serve as staff members.  The station is celebrating over 44 years of serving the Plymouth and Canton Communities.

Take A Day to Golf and Help Future Broadcasters!

The Inn at St. John's

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth Michigan

Par-tee with the MAB Foundation at this year’s Golf Fundraiser, which supports our young broadcasters and the future of our business!

Your golf experience is sure to be fun, and will offer an excellent networking opportunity! Join friends and industry colleagues in supporting the MAB Foundation and broadcast scholarships, internships and education for the future of our industry, while having a great time golfing and enjoying a beautiful day!

Cost is $150 per golfer and includes: 18-holes of golf, cart, box lunch, refreshments, awards presentation and green fees.

Your company can show even greater support of young people seeking a career in broadcasting by sponsoring this event. Several sponsorship options are available. Please contact us and we’ll design a sponsorship opportunity just for you!

Help support the future of our industry and have a great time too! Now, that’s a hole-in-one!

For more details and to register click here.

Questions? Contact Alisha or Rachel at 800-YOUR-MAB.

Stories Deserve to be Told: A 2015-2016 SAC Member Shares Her Passion for Storytelling

Ilene Gould
Rockford High School ’16
Michigan State University

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One day I was watching the movie Evita with my mom when I said to her, “Wouldn’t it be cool to have a movie made about your life?” and she replied, “Well for that to happen you have to be very controversial.” This got me thinking, why do you have to be controversial to have your story told? Controversy creates intrigue and interest, but that doesn’t mean that other stories aren’t exciting.

Hearing everyday stories are just as important as hearing the controversial ones. In news, there are no limits to the types of stories you can tell. Whether the story is about an upcoming election, or the story is about a big-hearted lady doing something extra for her community, getting someone’s story told helps give our world a louder voice. Stories are collective and make up the novel that is the “Humanity of Planet Earth.”

I believe it’s important for people’s lives and stories to be told, so their life and legacy can outlive them and leave their footprint behind. We can’t control who tells our personal story, but as storytellers within the news industry, it is our job to find that one person whose everyday story deserves to be told; and who doesn’t love to hear a good story?

My entire life I have loved stories and I will begin my education at Michigan State University in the fall pursuing degrees in Music, and Media and Information, which will hopefully lead to a career in the film industry where I can further my love for stories and storytelling. Everyone has a story to tell and a voice to be heard. I hope someday I can find enough voices to create a choir where everyone can sing out their story.

The MABF Student Advisory Committee is Seeking New Members!

In an effort to better reach Michigan’s students and young people, the MABF Student Advisory Committee was formed in July 2009. This committee is looking for bright, forward-thinking individuals who are currently enrolled in a Michigan high school, college, university or trade school to offer their input in the planning of the Foundation’s future events and programs.

Do you know an outstanding broadcasting or journalism student that has great ideas and would love to become more involved in the industry?

We want to hear from you!

The MABF Student Advisory Committee is looking for exceptional, forward-thinking individuals who are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled in a Michigan high school, college, university or trade school during the 2016-2017 school year to join our Student Advisory Committee.

To apply, the student must first be nominated by an adviser. They must then complete the application and return it via mail, fax or email (using the PDF text function) to be considered for a one-year, renewable term beginning at BCBC in November and ending in August 2017.

Applications will be accepted through September 16, 2016. All applicants will be reviewed and selected by the MABF Education and Scholarship Committee.

Click here for a link to the application forms

Don’t let your students miss out on this exciting and new opportunity, please begin to think about possible nominations!

Please send all student nominations to Rachel Krause, SAC Advisor, Krause@michmab.com.