The entry deadline is March 21, 2014. The Beacon Awards have been cable’s highest recognition of communications and public affairs excellence since 1989. The Awards Ceremony will be one of the highlights of ACC’s annual conference, FORUM 2014, June 3-5 in Atlanta at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. Within the next two weeks the 2014 Call for Entries form will be mailed to all members.
Bright House Networks Supports Zora Neale Hurston Festival
Bright House Networks is proud to be a major sponsor of this even. As a special celebration of the arts and humanities, the Zora! Festival, as it is known locally, is packed with music, literature, art programs and activities throughout the week. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the event.
U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-5th) is the chairperson for the event. “Zora! Festival is a wonderful cultural event that I have supported since its inception and I have been delighted to witness the national exposure it has gained as well as the tremendous growth in attendance,” Congresswoman Brown said. Marva Johnson, vice president, government affairs, Bright House Networks is co-chairing the event with Representative Brown.
Among the highlights of the Festival, will be “An Evening with Zora,” featuring Lynn Whitfield and Avery Brooks on January 31. The Zora! Festival grounds will be the base for some 50 skilled artisans and artists, and many food vendors. A complete listing of the dates, events and times is available at www.zorafestival.org.
The segments feature a variety of sports stories, as told by some of the world’s top athletes and record holders, along with perspectives and innovative research from leading NSF-supported engineers and scientists.
NBC Olympics’ original production team collaborated with NBC Learn to create the 2014 Olympic Winter Games edition of "Science of Sports." The series’ diverse topics reveal how key engineering and science concepts and cutting-edge technology play an integral part in each athlete’s respective sport and help maximize their performance at the 2014 Sochi Games. The video series is available free at NBCLearn.com/2014Olympics, NSF.gov and Science360.gov. For additional information contact J T. Ramsay at email@example.com or 215-286-4884.
Benjamin hosts the nightly show for Time Warner Cable News channels across Upstate New York, while Boyum hosts Capital Tonight in North Carolina. Both journalists have a combined 26 years of political reporting experience and have been a driving force in Time Warner Cable’s award-winning coverage of state politics. For additional information contact Jay Gormley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-537-5353.
“During severe weather events, large portions of communities connect with our media properties to get the critical information they need before, during and after the events. Our television network has the unique ability to target local emergency messages to viewers in the same way we deliver local forecasts,” said Walters. “Along with the targeting capabilities of our online, smartphone and tablet platforms, we can be a valuable communications avenue for cities that need to deliver messages to as many citizens as possible.”
The pilot program is scheduled to start this spring, with the goal of automating data submission for city officials and reducing the time for local alerts to appear on the crawl on the lower third of the television screen, on the local forecast pages on the web and in mobile applications. The information will also be available to on-camera teams so it can be discussed during severe weather programming.
For many years Weather has maintained two-way partnerships with public and non-profit emergency response organizations, including The American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, allowing for a constant flow and disbursement of critical weather-related information when it matters most. Expanding these efforts to formally engage cities more actively will support the company’s efforts to facilitate more effective communication during severe weather events. For additional information contact David Blumenthal at email@example.com or 770-226-2611.
FORUM Committee Members will help determine the agenda and promote FORUM 2014 to the industry. Beacon Award volunteers manage the complete entry process from promotion to judging to the Beacon Awards ceremony.
For more information on the committees, go to ACC’s Web site. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact ACC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 202-222-2373. You can also print out a volunteer form and fax it to ACC at 202-222-2371.
In his webinar, Massey will investigate the many challenges education leaders face today, discuss his personal definition of adaptive leadership, and propose how educators can foster this style of leadership within their own schools. Future topics and dates include Making the Digital Conversion (February 17), Preparing Your Staff and Students for the Common Core (March 12), Telling Your District’s Story (April 9) and Engaging Learners Through Inquiry and STEM (May 15).
“We are thrilled to present the new Leadership@Now webinar series to educators nationwide,” said Scott Kinney, senior vice president at Discovery Education. “Each of the topics explored in this series is central to the future of teaching and learning. It is our hope that the Leadership@Now webinars will continue to move forward the national conversation on these issues, and encourage more discussion about how educational technologies and digital content can be used to transform teaching and learning.”
To more deeply engage participants in these critical topics, the Leadership@Now series will leverage social media platforms, including Google Hangouts and Edmodo, to further connect participants not only with presenters, but also with fellow participants interested in exploring these issues further. More information and registration information for the Leadership@Now webinar series can be found at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/leadershipnow.
This ACC webinar by Steve Jones provides an up close look at many of the most innovative products on display at CES. If you've never been to CES, the presentation provides a real world sense of what it's like to attend this huge event with more than 150,000 attendees. Plus, he reviews the top gadgets and apps exhibited at the 2014 CES. For additional information, contact Steve Jones at email@example.com or 202-222-2373.
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