Category Archives: MABF

2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards

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Attention Educators!  It’s time to get your students thinking about the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! This awards program features categories such as Most Innovative Media Technology and Mini-Documentary that help students develop their creativity and highlight their work in front of Michigan broadcasting professionals. Look for an informational poster to be sent to Michigan schools within the next few weeks.

Important Dates

Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

If you have any questions, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs

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DATES & LOCATIONS

Tuesday, October 11
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
Bovee University Center
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
Brown Hall
12:00pm-4:00pm

Click here for complete event details, including directions to locations.

Consider participating in all three career fairs because they attract students from each region in the state that will offer your company different views, ideas and opinions! By attending all three fairs, 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!

Please join us! Click here for complete event details, including directions to locations.

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).

Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016

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Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November and we’re looking for YOUR help!

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. Is your station interested in helping to 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.

2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards

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It’s time to get your students thinking about the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! This awards program features amazing categories that help students develop their creativity and highlight their work in front of Michigan broadcasting professionals. Look for an informational poster to be sent to your school within the next few weeks.

New for 2017, we’re bringing back the popular Current Events Program category. Student work will be judged on human interest, subject portrayal and production value.

Important Dates

Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

If you have any questions, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF, clack@michmab.com or 517-484-7444.

MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs

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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

Please join us! Click here for complete event details, including directions to locations.

To get the most benefit from the MABF Career Fairs, your station should participate in all three career fairs.  They attract students from each region in the state, which could bring to your team a younger perspective on broadcasting.  By attending all three career fairs, you’ll be able to show that your station is seeking a diverse group of new staff to fill current and future vacancies.  Full participation in the career fairs as a co-sponsor may be included in your EEO file, which could qualify you for FCC EEO credit.  MABF will send you a certificate of co-sponsorship.  Additionally, to qualify for the EEO credits, you must promote your participation in the career fairs to your audience and invite them to attend.

Please join us! Click here for complete event details, including directions to locations.

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).

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. Is your station interested in helping to 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.

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.