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.

NEWS FLASH!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the ACM North East Region “ENVISION THE FUTURE CONFERENCE”
October 30 – November 1, Portland, Maine

Information at: http://acm-ne.org/2019conference/
Registration at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egeono3b653d8b8d&oseq=&c=&ch=

To become an ACM Member to get reduced rates and other perks:
https://www.allcommunitymedia.org/ACM/Membership/ACM/Membership/Join/Join_ACM.aspx?hkey=fea57558-abcf-484f-8ea3-6230134954c3
and simply join at the $50 Supporter level to get a membership number.  Or your access center can join as an organizational member. Individual (voting) Member is $200.

IMPORTANT NOTICE :
AN ACM NORTH EAST REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP  PLUS
A LIMITED NUMBER OF ACM NEW YORK GRASSROOTS SCHOLARSHIPS are now available
to attend ACM North East Regional Conference at
The Westin Harborview Hotel
157 High Street, Portland, Maine 04101

You can download the 2019 scholarship application HERE or click the blue scholarship widget at the right side of this page to view it.

DEADLINE, NOON on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
Scholarship range $200-$500.

The cost of the conference for National ACM Members ($50 Supporter and Above) for the entire conference Is $200 if you register for the conference by the Early Bird Deadline of September 30th.

Non-Member rate is $250 for the full conference. One-day rates $125 Member; $175 Non-member.  After Monday, September 30th all rates increase. Info at: http://acm-ne.org/2019conference/ 

If you win a scholarship, you will be notified on or before September 27, 2019. 

Lodging is available at the Conference Rate of $174 single or double reservations should be made early https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1560779515943&key=GRP&app=resvlink