About Us

 

Residents of New York State deserve and need access to technology & media education to fully participate in democracy in a digital age. Public Educational & Governmental Access Television (PEG Access) allows us to share information that impacts our communities, connects us with our elected leaders, and provides an important democratic forum.

The Alliance for Community Media New York is the NY State Chapter of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM).   The ACM is a national not-for-profit organization with a mission to advance democratic ideals by ensuring that people have access to electronic media, and by promoting effective communication through community uses of media. ACMNY is part of the Northeast region of the Alliance. ACM-NE includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and Rhode Island.

The Empire State has a population of more than 19 million people in 62 counties, 62 cities, 553 villages and 932 towns.   We look forward to working together with all, as we provide information, advocacy, and media resources to our communities in this great State.

We invite you to view and/or download our latest video “The Future of Community Media in New York State” which is a videotaped roundtable discussion.  Free DVD’s are available to show on your local channels, exhibit to your local community groups and to share and discuss with your state and local officials.

IMPORTANT NOTICE :
ACM NEW YORK GRASSROOTS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – DEADLINE JUNE 14, 2016!

To attend ACM NATIONAL “OUR TOWN” CONFERENCE in BOSTON, MA on August 18-20.

Download the scholarship application HERE or click the blue scholarship widget at the right side of this page to view.
We will be awarding several partial scholarships this year, not to exceed $350 per scholarship.  If a partial scholarship will make it possible for you to attend, we encourage you to apply.
The Early Bird conference registration ends on July 18, 2016, after which the prices jump up quite a bit, so make your decision early if you will attend.