ACMI News logoACMi News has won the Hometown Media Nationwide Award in the category of “news access” for the second consecutive year.

Arlington Community Media inc. (ACMi), Arlington’s community-access television studio and a YourArlington media partner, submitted a newscast from Nov. 11, 2022, anchored by James Milan and ACMi intern Summer Maxwell. The 2023 broadcast entry was edited by Jared Sweet.

The newscast covered the aftermath of the midterm elections, an update on Arlington’s Old Burying Ground and two reports by ACMi News Director Jeff Barnd -- one about the ongoing sewage overflows at the Alewife Brook, and the other about a 200-foot sandwich from D’Agostino’s Deli, which raised money for Food Link.

The Hometown Media Awards are the foundation of the yearly awards program for Alliance for Community Media. It is established to honor and promote community media, community radio and local cable programs that are distributed on public, educational and governmental-access cable-television channels.
Proceeds go to the ACM Foundation, which is exclusively used for facilitating, preserving and promoting education in community media.

Each year, nearly 1,000 entries are submitted from community-access stations from all over the United States.

A panel of judges from the industry evaluates the entries. Awards are presented to the most creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats and move viewers to experience television in a different way.

The Hometown Media Awards Ceremony is scheduled to be held during the annual conference in New York City on Wednesday, June 28.


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This news announcement was published Tuesday, May 30, 2023, based on information from Jeff Barnd, ACMi news director.