Broadcast media – Saar New Media http://saar-new-media.com/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 12:50:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://saar-new-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-6-150x150.png Broadcast media – Saar New Media http://saar-new-media.com/ 32 32 Allen Power Named New President of Salem Broadcast Media https://saar-new-media.com/allen-power-named-new-president-of-salem-broadcast-media/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 12:50:45 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/allen-power-named-new-president-of-salem-broadcast-media/ Sunday marked the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks which killed 2,977 people. As mainstream media covered the events, some networks prioritized their coverage, devoting significant resources to preparing for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. 77 WABC radio host Sid Rosenberg rang Monday. He was shocked to learn that the mainstream media devoted a lot […]]]>

Sunday marked the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks which killed 2,977 people. As mainstream media covered the events, some networks prioritized their coverage, devoting significant resources to preparing for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

77 WABC radio host Sid Rosenberg rang Monday. He was shocked to learn that the mainstream media devoted a lot of time to Queen Elizabeth.

Rosenberg said he attended a 9/11 ceremony at Tribute Park in the Rockaways. While there, he received angry messages from listeners regarding media coverage of 9/11.

“I was getting messages on my Instagram from people furious because I posted a video of the pipers playing America the Beautiful,” he said. “People were saying, Sid, on CNN they were showing King Charles and Queen Elizabeth.”

Rosenberg asked why any American outlet was willing to consider covering anything other than the 9/11 tribute ceremonies.

“I’m sorry, just as the first plane hit on 9/11, there shouldn’t be a single station in America talking about anything else,” Rosenberg said. “Again, I wasn’t looking. I was in Tribute Park attending a service but I was getting a bunch of angry messages from people saying this is America and although we love Queen Elizabeth America comes first especially September 11th.

Rosenberg added that the community of Rockaway lost more first responders, firefighters, police and Port Authority workers in the September 11, 2001 attacks than any other New York community.

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Allen Power to lead broadcast media in Salem’s restructuring. | Story https://saar-new-media.com/allen-power-to-lead-broadcast-media-in-salems-restructuring-story/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/allen-power-to-lead-broadcast-media-in-salems-restructuring-story/ Salem Media Group plans to restructure its Broadcast Media division in early 2023. Allen Power, a 23-year veteran of the company, will assume the role of President, Broadcast Media, a position held by David Santrella until January 1, 2022, when it was promoted to CEOsucceeding Ed Atsinger who stepped down to assume the role of […]]]>

Salem Media Group plans to restructure its Broadcast Media division in early 2023. Allen Power, a 23-year veteran of the company, will assume the role of President, Broadcast Media, a position held by David Santrella until January 1, 2022, when it was promoted to CEOsucceeding Ed Atsinger who stepped down to assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board.

“Allen Power and I have worked and collaborated closely for 18 of my 21 years with Salem,” Santrella said in the announcement. “His keen operational experience combined with his strong leadership hand provide a perfect combination to build a brighter future for the broadcast division.”

Power, based in Atlanta, has been senior vice president of the company since January 2000, when he joined Clear Channel where he was general manager of WESC and WTPT in Greenville. Power ran the two stations from 1990 to 2000 through four properties. He started his career in 1979 as a teenage DJ at WFBC-AM & FM in Greenville.

“My years with Salem have been the most rewarding of my career so far,” Power remarked. “Our dual focus of doing well while doing good provides a unique media culture. I am grateful for the leadership of our founders Edward Atsinger and Stuart Epperson, and grateful to Dave Santrella and [Chief Operating Officer] David Evans for the opportunity to play this role as our company continues to grow as a multimedia platform.

The restructuring of the division goes beyond elevating Power to a leadership position. Linnae Young is promoted from Senior Vice President, Operations to Executive Vice President, Operations and Revenue Development. In her expanded role, Salem says she will work across her broadcast and digital platforms to expand the company’s 360-degree approach for her marketing and corporate partners.

“Linnae has been my go-to whenever we’ve had the opportunity to sell multiple marketing pieces from multiple divisions to new clients,” Santrella said. “His work in our industry on behalf of Salem with many clients made this decision easy for me.”

Additionally, Chicago Regional Vice President and General Manager Jeff Reisman is promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations, overseeing Salem’s radio markets in the east. “Allen and I worked closely with Jeff for many years. His track record in Chicago speaks for itself. He was the early building block of what is now Salem Surround, our digital marketing agency,” said Santrella Power credited Reisman with overseeing some of the company’s most profitable and well-attended events and taking this approach to the markets he oversaw. ‘expand to the whole Eastern super region,’ Power said.

Santrella notes that the three promotions are all from the company, which he says is “further proof that Salem values ​​and believes in our people and rewards hard work and success.”

Salem is the largest commercial radio company serving Christian listeners.

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Salem Media Group Appoints Allen Power as President, Broadcast Media; Linnae Young and Jeff Reisman also promoted in Salem broadcast division restructuring https://saar-new-media.com/salem-media-group-appoints-allen-power-as-president-broadcast-media-linnae-young-and-jeff-reisman-also-promoted-in-salem-broadcast-division-restructuring/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/salem-media-group-appoints-allen-power-as-president-broadcast-media-linnae-young-and-jeff-reisman-also-promoted-in-salem-broadcast-division-restructuring/ IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Salem Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALM) today announced several changes to the leadership structure of its Broadcast Media division that will take place in early 2023. Allen Power will assume the role of President, Broadcast Media. Salem CEO David Santrella said, “Allen Power and I have worked and collaborated closely for 18 of […]]]>

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Salem Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALM) today announced several changes to the leadership structure of its Broadcast Media division that will take place in early 2023.

Allen Power will assume the role of President, Broadcast Media. Salem CEO David Santrella said, “Allen Power and I have worked and collaborated closely for 18 of my 21 years with Salem. His deep operational experience combined with his strong leadership hand provide a perfect combination to build a brighter future for the broadcast division.

Power commented, “My years with Salem have been the most rewarding of my career so far. Our dual purpose of doing well while doing good provides a unique media culture. I am grateful for the leadership of our founders Edward Atsinger and Stuart Epperson, and grateful to Dave Santrella and David Evans for the opportunity to play this role as our company continues to grow as a multimedia platform.

In other leadership advancements, Linnae Young is promoted from Senior Vice President, Operations to Executive Vice President, Operations and Revenue Development. In Young’s new expanded role, she will work across Salem’s broadcast and digital platform to develop the company’s 360-degree approach for our marketing and corporate partners. Santrella said, “Linnae has been my go-to whenever we have had the opportunity to sell multiple marketing pieces from multiple divisions to new clients. His work in our industry on behalf of Salem with many clients made this decision easy for me. Linnae brings out the best in those she works with, and I can’t wait to see her touch the whole division.

Chicago regional vice president and general manager Jeff Reisman is promoted to senior vice president, operations, overseeing radio markets in the east. Santrella commented, “Allen and I have worked closely with Jeff for many years. His track record in Chicago speaks for itself. He was the first building block of what is now Salem Surround, our digital marketing agency.

Power said: “Jeff sets the bar for Salem with some of the most profitable and well-attended events for our business and has taken that attitude to the markets he has overseen. I can’t wait to see that same success spread to the entire Eastern Super Region.

Regarding these promotions, Santrella commented, “I would like to highlight that these three promotions are all from our Salem team, which is further proof that Salem appreciates and believes in our employees and rewards hard work and success.”

ABOUT SALEM MEDIA GROUP:

Salem Media Group is America’s premier multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, with media properties including radio, digital media, and book and newsletter publishing. Every day, Salem serves a loyal and dedicated audience of listeners and readers that number in the millions nationwide. With its unique programming focus, Salem provides compelling content, fresh commentary and insightful information from some of the most respected figures in the Christian and conservative media landscape. Learn more about Salem Media Group, Inc. at www.salemmedia.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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IBC2022: Meet the most innovative thinkers in broadcast, media and entertainment | New https://saar-new-media.com/ibc2022-meet-the-most-innovative-thinkers-in-broadcast-media-and-entertainment-new/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/ibc2022-meet-the-most-innovative-thinkers-in-broadcast-media-and-entertainment-new/ IBC brings together game changers and thought leaders from the worlds of content and technology. At IBC2022, you’ll find plenty of ways to meet them and grow your network. Opportunities include: The IBC Conference (conference pass holders only) IBC2022 Changemakers Showcase Theatre, Innovation Stage and Content Everywhere Stage sessions Explore the […]]]>

IBC brings together game changers and thought leaders from the worlds of content and technology. At IBC2022, you’ll find plenty of ways to meet them and grow your network. Opportunities include:

  • The IBC Conference (conference pass holders only)
  • IBC2022 Changemakers
  • Showcase Theatre, Innovation Stage and Content Everywhere Stage sessions
  • Explore the show (nearly 1,000 exhibitors are confirmed for this year’s show)

The IBC Conference (September 9-10) for conference pass holders leads the way with more than 20 hours of research, strategy talks, presentations, panel discussions and technical papers over two days and two stages. Screenings take place at the Forum Theater and in room E102.

IBC2022 Conference Speakers

Peter White, CEO, IABM, who will present the findings of the IABM 2022 State of the Industry Report.

Dave Duvall, Chief Information Officer, Warner Bros. Discovery, who will be interviewed by Caretta Research co-founder Rob Ambrose on how two media giants come together from a technical perspective.

Deep Bagchee, Chief Product Officer, ITV, who will explain how Britain’s largest commercial broadcaster plans to boost streaming through a significant investment in content, a revamped product and live and FAST channels.

Eddie Drake, Chief Technology Officer, Marvel Studios, who will be on a panel to talk about MovieLabs’ “2030 Vision” and content security, software-defined workflows, cloud interoperability and other shortcomings that need to be resolved in order to achieve it.

Robert Gelick, Chief Product Officer, Paramount, who will weigh in on the growth and success of FAST Channels.

Bill Baggelaar, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Michael Wise, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Universal Pictures, joining a panel giving the studio’s perspective on content creation and MovieLabs “2030 Vision”.

Andrew Gower, Head of Immersive Content Research - BT

Andrew Gower, Head of Immersive Content Research, BT, who will discuss facial movement synthesis research for the Metaverse, which can be overlaid on a realistic or chosen “face”.

Kiyoshi Kurihara, Research Engineer, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), who will talk about a new approach to text-to-speech conversion that can directly relate text symbols to phonemes. The result is truly human speech that is used to replace a human news anchor.

For a full list of conference speakers and sessions, visit the IBC2022 content schedule.

IBC2022 Changemakers and other speakers

The conference isn’t the only place to hear from the most innovative thinkers in broadcast, media and entertainment. Free sessions are taking place throughout IBC2022 at the Showcase Theater (Hall 12), Innovation Stage (Hall 2) and Content Everywhere Stage (Hall 5).

New for 2022 is Changemakers, a series of free sessions taking place at the Forum Theater and in room E102 from September 11-12.

Keynote speakers include:

Amy Hubbard, Strive to Rise Manager, RISE, who will chair a panel on how four companies implemented the Strive to Rise framework in pursuit of gender equality in the media technology industry.

Paul Machliss, editor

Paul Machliss, ACE Editor, talks to Hollywood Reporter Technical Editor Carolyn Giardina about pushing the boundaries of creativity.

Katy Tallon, Head of Industry Sustainability, Albert, BATFA, explains how Albert is driving sustainability in the global film and television industry.

Andy Isaacs, Head of Data and Analytics at UKTV, participates in a discussion on how a strong data-driven culture is driving decision-making across the UKTV ecosystem, delivering better experiences user and increased revenue.

Eirik Nakken, Chief Technology Officer, NEP Norway, who will discuss the benefits of IP technology for remote live production.

Rick Young, SVP, Global Products, LTN, who will reveal how to seamlessly manage and connect public cloud and on-premises network connections.

Katrina King, Content Production, Media and Entertainment - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Katrina King, Content Production Media & Entertainment, AWS, will present the award-winning AWS Color in the Cloud workflow and demonstrate its integration with FilmLight’s Baselight rating system.

John Canning, AMD, will talk about the “5G and the Arena of the Future for XR Events” accelerator project, including multi-site and multiplayer AR techno-sports and fan hyper-personalization with 3D advertising using real-time immersive technologies, and OTT platforms.

Maria Virtudes Briz, Head of Product Development, Telefonica, who will explain how Telefonica used ContentWise Data Insights to help create a data-driven approach to content discovery and recommendation.

Ian Cockett, GVP Engineering & Technology, Warner Bros. Discovery, will explain how Warner Bros. Discovery uses GV AMPP to produce remote live events for multiple audiences in multiple languages.

Karen Clark, Head of APAC, Telstra Broadcast Services, will be at IBC2022 to speculate on what’s next for OTT? OTT 2.0?

For a full list of conference speakers and sessions, visit the IBC2022 content schedule.

IBC2022 – the show

Finally, and arguably the best place to meet the most innovative thinkers in broadcast, media and entertainment, is at the show. From Actus Digital to Xytech Systems and everyone in between, the IBC Expo is an Aladdin’s cave of new products and services. Here are some of the innovative solutions already announced.

Octopus 11 arrives at IBC | Deployed on-premises or in the cloud, Octopus 11 enables news production from anywhere, streamlining the entire workflow, from newsgathering to cross-platform content planning, editing and delivery. . (Hall 6.C16)

Blackmagic 6K G2 Pocket Cinema Camera | A new portable 6K digital camera with 6144 x 3456 Super 35 high resolution HDR sensor. (Hall 6.MS1, Hall 7.C49)

The BMPCC 6K G2 with OLED EVF

Adobe Camera to Cloud debuts at IBC | Discover the latest C2C integrations with Teradek, Atomos and Filmic Pro as well as Frame.io’s complete end-to-end workflow. (Hall 13.D501, Hall 7.B35)

Grabyo launches cloud-based instant replay | Create synchronized replay clips from live productions for broadcast, with speed controls for each VOD asset (Hall 5.F45)

Check Out Metaverse-Ready Broadcasts in Disguise | An all-LED volume showcasing virtual content and integrated collaboration with partners such as Roe, Ncam and Canon, will be the centerpiece of the costume stand in Hall 2 (A35).

Bitmovin Launches New Live Event Encoder for High-Quality Live Streams | The encoder also supports any cloud environment, eliminating the need for users to be tied to a vendor’s infrastructure to maintain video encoding workflows. (Hall 5.C68)

LiveU Introduces End-to-End Cloud Production Workflow with easylive.io | A complete solution for live contribution, cloud production, orchestration, ingest and distribution. (Hall 7.C30)

LiveU will showcase live streaming production studio easylive.io alongside its latest cloud-based solutions

Canon focuses on remote and virtual production | Meet Canon’s latest CR-N500 PTZ camera, with 15x optical zoom and UHD capabilities. (Hall 11.C45, Hall 13.D402, Hall 13.HR)

Avid makes its tools available in the cloud | Media Production in the Cloud offers subscription access to a range of Avid products. (Hall 7.B49, Hall 7.R101)

Ultra HD Forum demonstrating UHD at IBC2022 | Feast your eyes on UHD HDR Versatile Video Coding (VVC) and low latency live encoding/decoding. (Hall 10.D46)

Zeiss unveils CinCraft Mapper for precise lens distortion | Enable digital compositing and matchmoving systems to achieve cinematic results that are as realistic and precise as possible. (Hall 12.G36)

For more information on the show, including product launches and interviews with key exhibitors, see our IBC2022 Highlights page.

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LE MOYNE EXTENDS ITS MULTIMEDIA PARTNERSHIP WITH DAN TORTORA BROADCAST MEDIA https://saar-new-media.com/le-moyne-extends-its-multimedia-partnership-with-dan-tortora-broadcast-media/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 19:20:59 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/le-moyne-extends-its-multimedia-partnership-with-dan-tortora-broadcast-media/ History links Syracuse, NY – “Dolphin Time” on “WakeUpCall” continues! Le Moyne Director of Sports, Recreation, Intramural Sports and Clubs Bob Beretta announced Wednesday that the Dolphin Athletics Department has extended its partnership with Dan Tortora Broadcast Media. The far-reaching agreement, the first multi-media partnership in the school’s history, provides Le Moyne […]]]>

Syracuse, NY – “Dolphin Time” on “WakeUpCall” continues!

Le Moyne Director of Sports, Recreation, Intramural Sports and Clubs Bob Beretta announced Wednesday that the Dolphin Athletics Department has extended its partnership with Dan Tortora Broadcast Media.

The far-reaching agreement, the first multi-media partnership in the school’s history, provides Le Moyne with unprecedented and unparalleled global media coverage through a myriad of broadcast content, including live webcasts, podcasts, videos, written articles, live event coverage, social media features and more.

“We entered into this historic partnership with Dan Tortora Broadcast Media a year ago in hopes of expanding the reach of Le Moyne Athletics and we have achieved that goal through this venture,” Beretta said.

“Dan is a respected professional in the media industry. He has a great passion for the Syracuse market, has extensive knowledge of the local, regional and national sports scenes and harbors a strong appreciation for Le Moyne. Through an array of platforms, Dan continues to amplify the compelling stories of our incredible student-athletes and has helped raise the profile of our institution in many ways.”

“Dolphin Time” has quickly become a staple segment of “WakeUpCall” and is exclusive to “Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora” on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

“Dolphin Time” presents “AD & DT” on the first and third Wednesdays of each month with Beretta (AD) and Tortora (DT) discussing relevant topics surrounding the Le Moyne Athletics scene. Alternating weeks in the same Wednesday timeslot, Tortora shares stories of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, alumni and future dolphins through the “Dolphin Dive.”

“Becoming the exclusive multimedia marketing partner for Le Moyne College Athletics and the greater Le Moyne community as a whole has been surreal and truly a blessing,” said Tortora. “In our ongoing partnership, I am beyond humbled and honored to be able to tell the stories of student-athletes, coaches, administration, alumni and future Dolphins. With unprecedented and consistent coverage of the remarkable community Le Moyne, ‘Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora’ and Dan Tortora Broadcast Media as a whole are blessed to share who the world’s dolphins are through our many listening and viewing points.

“I take spreading the positive message of Le Moyne College personally and love seeing the success in the classroom, on the field, on the courts and around the world. With Dr. Linda LeMura, Bob Berettaand the entire Dolphin community, I look forward to continuing to make Le Moyne College the best-kept secret in an ever-changing college and athletic landscape.

In addition to the Le Moyne-themed shows, the Dolphins enjoy a strong presence on WakeUpCallDT.com, with a page dedicated solely to Le Moyne Athletics.

“I want to thank Dan for his vision and dedication to the local sports market,” added Beretta. “We are thrilled to extend this great partnership and continue to celebrate the accomplishments of our Dolphin student-athletes, on the field of play and in the community. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner to work with. Dan is completely aligned with the overall mission of Le Moyne College and our athletic department.”

Fans can access “WakeUpCall” at the following links:

Listen live at http://mixlr.com/wakeupcalldt & http://WakeUpCallDT.com

Watch live at http://Facebook.com/wakeupcalldt and http://YouTube.com/wakeupcalldt

The show’s archives can also be accessed on Amazon Music, Audible, Mixlr, Player FM, PodvineTuneIn, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Stitcher, YouTube, iTunes, and Apple Podcasts by searching “Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora”.

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Here are the Penguins pre-season broadcast/media plans https://saar-new-media.com/here-are-the-penguins-pre-season-broadcast-media-plans/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 18:09:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/here-are-the-penguins-pre-season-broadcast-media-plans/ The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their exhibition schedule with a full house at PPG Paints Arena. Not because the Columbus Blue Jackets — albeit improved — are a major draw, but because it will be the Penguins’ “kids free game,” a preseason staple for more than a year. decade. The game is scheduled for Sept. […]]]>

The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their exhibition schedule with a full house at PPG Paints Arena.

Not because the Columbus Blue Jackets — albeit improved — are a major draw, but because it will be the Penguins’ “kids free game,” a preseason staple for more than a year. decade.

The game is scheduled for Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. and will be the start of a doubleheader, with a nightcap scheduled for 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

The Penguins plan to distribute more than 18,000 tickets for the afternoon game to a number of area youth organizations.

Both games against the Blue Jackets will be streamed on the Penguins’ website, as will their home game against Detroit on Sept. 27. (These games will only be available to people living in the local AT&T SportsNet region.)

AT&T SportsNet will broadcast the Pittsburgh Penguins’ two exhibition games against Buffalo, Oct. 1 at KeyBank Center and Oct. 7 at PPG Paints Arena.

The Penguins game in Detroit on Oct. 3 will not be available online or on TV, but will air on 105.9 FM, like all of their other preseason contests. Josh Getzoff and Phil Bourque will handle radio.

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Why an organization is rushing to digitize decades of broadcast media https://saar-new-media.com/why-an-organization-is-rushing-to-digitize-decades-of-broadcast-media/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 21:09:47 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/why-an-organization-is-rushing-to-digitize-decades-of-broadcast-media/ Archivist Megan Rose Kilidjian prepares the NMPM collection for digitization at NMPBS (all photos courtesy of NMPBS) ALBUQUERQUE — When veteran television producer Michael Kamins started out at the New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service (NMPBS) in 1986, the station’s programming was brought to you by thousands of two-inch analog tapes and video playback juggernauts. “Those […]]]>
Archivist Megan Rose Kilidjian prepares the NMPM collection for digitization at NMPBS (all photos courtesy of NMPBS)

ALBUQUERQUE — When veteran television producer Michael Kamins started out at the New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service (NMPBS) in 1986, the station’s programming was brought to you by thousands of two-inch analog tapes and video playback juggernauts.

“Those huge dinosaur video cassette players were still in business,” Kamins, executive producer at NMPBS, said in an interview with Hyperallergic.

Eventually, the station transitioned to new technologies, leaving archival media in limbo. Although the materials were kept in a temperature controlled environment, there was no real understanding of how to take care of the archives. KUNM-FM 89.9, a National Public Radio affiliate based at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, kept some of its old audio tapes in the men’s restroom.

Over the years, public broadcasting personnel have come to realize that fragile material is at risk.

“It’s a videotape,” Kamins said. “It’s this little piece of plastic with a very thin layer of oxide and all of these molecules have been rearranged into an incredibly valuable story.”

Storage room at KENW

Today, NMPBS staff and volunteers are at the forefront of digitizing decades of irreplaceable broadcast media produced in New Mexico through the New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project. The effort will preserve thousands of analog and digital media from the 1960s to the present day and includes half-hour episodes, hour-long programs and rolls of raw footage from five public television and radio stations in across the state. The project, which will digitize more than 8,000 video and audio tapes, is expected to be completed later this year.

Along with preserving a crucial and irreplaceable part of New Mexico’s history, the archives, which will be available in the public domain, illustrate the state’s unique social, political, cultural and artistic DNA while highlighting highlight underlying voices, stories and perspectives.

The New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project began after the NMPBS received a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. At this time, the NMPBS was fortunate to still have a solid, albeit disorganized, collection of treasures.

“There were times when people approached me in the train station and said, ‘If you don’t do something with it, take it out or we’ll throw it away,'” said Kamins, who is the project manager. “I told them, ‘No, we’re not. “”

View of New Mexico PBS, KNME-TV archive material

Not all avoided the dumpster. In a truly heartbreaking anecdote, Kamins recounts the moment a huge volume of vintage NMPBS material was pulverized.

“They took all of the thousands of video tapes and ran them through a bandsaw to remove the aluminum flanges to recycle the aluminum and then threw the whole video tape away,” which wiped out a lot of the programs of the NMPBS before 1981, Kamins explains. “All of that history has been destroyed in this effort to recycle aluminum.

“That always stuck in my mind and with other people here,” he said.

The New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project is being done in conjunction with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), which will allow the public to view archival footage on the AAPB’s website for free from October 2022. (Some New Mexico content is already available.) In 2013, the Library of Congress and GBH Archives, which are also partnering with NMPBS on the project, became permanent custodians of AAPB, an archive created by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting – the collection now consists of over 135,000 digitized programs.

In 2019, the AAPB found that the archives lacked material from New Mexico. The following year, the NMPBS received the grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the project started in January 2021.

A small team of staff, interns and volunteers digitizes the back catalog of video and audio tapes, such as the news program Focus on New Mexicoarts and culture fair ¡COLOURS!, and Espejos de Aztlan, which highlights the resistance and visibility of Chicana/o and Latina/o. The project’s five broadcast stations include Albuquerque’s NMPBS/KNME-TV, KUNM (FM), and KANW (FM); KRWG (PBS) at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces; and KENW-TV (PBS) at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

Storage Loft at NMPBS

Upon completion, a network of more than 25 local, regional, and national partners—including the New Mexico State Library and the University of New Mexico Southwestern Research Center—plans to present a New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project portal on their respective websites. . The high resolution masters will live forever at the Library of Congress.

David Saiz, who worked on the project, is particularly enthusiastic about New Mexico’s public media’s long history of amplifying marginalized perspectives.

“The one that really stood out to me was the LGBTQ youth in New Mexico who got to speak out and talk about some of the discrimination that’s happening in the state,” Saiz said. “In another episode, people of color in the state spoke about how resources were not available to get medical care or feel uncomfortable in medical facilities.” Saiz added that other archive programs shine a light on the state’s female artists as well as the HIV/AIDS crisis in New Mexico.

In concert with the archival effort, Saiz and Rachel Snow co-curate the digital exhibition Witness New Mexico: The New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project. The exhibit, set to debut this summer in the exhibits section of the AAPB website, “provides a critical look at often obscured perspectives, histories, and peoples” through audiovisual media produced at the New -Mexico. The exhibit’s sub-themes “Reclaiming Histories”, “Revealing Forgotten Faces” and “Navigating Racism” will look at “the unfair treatment of people due to differences in ethnicity, race, class, gender, orientation, citizenship status, tribal affiliations, and intellectual and physical (dis)abilities,” Saiz said.

Organization of the KNME/NMPBS archives

For Kamins, the project and the digital exhibit allow some of New Mexico’s most cherished people to continue contributing to the rich and unique fabric of the state.

“Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to sit down with [Qatsi trilogy director] Godfrey Reggio and ask him to talk about our mistaken belief in technology. Or spend days with [artist] Rina Swentzell walking through Santa Clara Pueblo and talking to her about the wind and its importance. Or [New Mexico author] Sabine Ulibarrí giving fabulous poetry readings about race and how there really is no race because we all have the same blood color which is red,” Kamins said.

“You can’t go back to certain people and say, ‘Hey, what do you think now?’ Through this project, we’re reminding people that these great voices have been a part of our lives and can still be, and that’s incredibly valuable. It makes me feel like there’s something that Sabine Ulibarrí or the people who are no longer with us still contribute to who we are and what we can be.

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VIQ Solutions Enters Agreement to Expand Broadcast Media Platform to Create AI-Powered Self-Service Drafts and Improve Collaboration https://saar-new-media.com/viq-solutions-enters-agreement-to-expand-broadcast-media-platform-to-create-ai-powered-self-service-drafts-and-improve-collaboration/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/viq-solutions-enters-agreement-to-expand-broadcast-media-platform-to-create-ai-powered-self-service-drafts-and-improve-collaboration/ PHOENIX, Arizona–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ”, “VIQ Solutions” or the “Company”) (TSX and Nasdaq: VQS), a global provider of secure digital voice and video capture and transcription technologies, based on the IA, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to expand its end-to-end suite of solutions through the purchase of AI-powered media technology […]]]>

PHOENIX, Arizona–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ”, “VIQ Solutions” or the “Company”) (TSX and Nasdaq: VQS), a global provider of secure digital voice and video capture and transcription technologies, based on the IA, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to expand its end-to-end suite of solutions through the purchase of AI-powered media technology platform, Carbon. The platform will accelerate the creation of indexed and captioned video/audio assets using AI-generated text in a fast and secure self-service platform designed to reduce production costs and time.

Carbon, a cloud-based media and text content workflow platform, was developed to meet broadcast production needs, including administrative controls for organizations with complex workflows and a need high level of security. The platform is fast – rendering text at a quarter of the actual file execution time; easy to use – integrates with multiple audio and video codecs; and flexible – meeting all levels of need, from quality subtitles to highly accurate updating and verbatim in a variety of output formats. Users can call on internal resources or request professional verbatim production by VIQ’s experienced teams. The parent company of one of the world’s largest news and entertainment brands, currently a customer of VIQ Media, is a key customer for the service.

“We are constantly looking for ways to improve and strengthen our media offering and we are delighted to complete the acquisition, which will add the popular Carbon platform to our portfolio,” said Susan Sumner, President and Chief Operating Officer. , VIQ Solutions. “The platform will empower the offering and transform the way journalists work, creating a real-time collaborative process to accelerate complex projects. The ability to connect, automate and manage synchronized and captioned video assets in a secure and discreet manner will create efficiencies. This solution will accelerate revenue in the media segment and provide a foundation to expand this service offering to our core industries worldwide.”

“With over two decades of experience serving journalists, VIQ Media continues to be at the forefront of the industry’s future,” said Elizabeth Pennell, SVP Global Operations, VIQ Solutions. “By creating a self-serving, self-policing environment, the Carbon AI-powered workflow will have a profound impact on the ease and speed of producing and delivering globally broadcast content.”

VIQ leads digital transformation with innovative technologies that deliver faster, more accurate content while securely protecting confidential information. VIQ services reduce costs, decrease turnaround times, increase transcription accuracy, and deliver much-needed digitized innovation to the industry.

For more information on VIQ, please visit viqsolutions.com.

About VIQ Solutions

VIQ Solutions is a global provider of secure, AI-powered digital voice and video capture and transcription technologies. VIQ offers a comprehensive and seamless suite of solutions that delivers intelligent automation, enhanced by human review, to drive the transformation of how content is captured, secured and repurposed into actionable insights. The cyber-secure artificial intelligence technology and services platform is implemented in the most rigid security environments, including the criminal justice, legal, insurance, government, security and security markets. corporate finance, media and transcription service providers, enabling them to improve the quality and accessibility of evidence, to easily identify predictive insights and achieve digital transformation faster and at lower cost.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements included in this press release constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information (“forward-looking statements”) under applicable securities laws. These forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans regarding the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on this information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements generally contain statements containing words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “estimate”, “propose”, “project” or similar words suggesting future results or statements about a prospect. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to, the benefits of purchasing Carbon.

Forward-looking statements are based on several factors and assumptions that were used to develop these statements and information, but which may prove to be incorrect. Although VIQ believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements as VIQ cannot guarantee that such expectations will prove to be correct. In addition to other factors and assumptions that may be identified in this press release, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the Company’s objectives and growth plans. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions that have been used.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates which, although considered reasonable by the Company as of the date of this press release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limit, the factors described in more detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual information form dated March 31, 2022 and in the Company’s other documents filed with the Canadian securities regulators and the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of factors that could affect the Company; however, these factors should be carefully considered. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or modify any statements containing forward-looking information, or the underlying factors or assumptions, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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August Public Sector Leaders (PSL) celebrates Women’s Month https://saar-new-media.com/august-public-sector-leaders-psl-celebrates-womens-month/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/august-public-sector-leaders-psl-celebrates-womens-month/ In this month’s edition: This August edition of LSP focuses on women, and on the cover we feature Professor Thoko Mayekiso, Vice Chancellor of the University of Mpumalanga. Inside we have an article on women’s rights and look at equal work for equal pay – how SA measures up. We celebrate the fantastic victory of […]]]>

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This August edition of LSP focuses on women, and on the cover we feature Professor Thoko Mayekiso, Vice Chancellor of the University of Mpumalanga. Inside we have an article on women’s rights and look at equal work for equal pay – how SA measures up. We celebrate the fantastic victory of Banyana Banyana in the article Top South African Sportswomen and Seven Incredible Women Trailblazers in Different Sectors. We also honor and remember the 1956 Women’s March.

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Special features include:

  • Associate Chief Justice-designate Mandisa Maya, who will begin her term in early September – a beacon of hope for women across the country.
  • Women’s Legal Center Director Seehaam Samaai discusses how women can create an inclusive society.
  • The province of Mpumalanga is preparing to give priority to the informal economy.
August Public Sector Leaders (PSL) celebrates Women's Month

Gender diversity in the workplace is our focus this month in Legal Matters, and we look at how South Africa is doing on the path to achieving its gender diversity goals. We also look at how carbon emissions need to be considered as we seek to develop the agricultural sector, and review South Africa’s policies on traditional medicine as we mark Africa Day of Traditional Medicine. at the end of this month.

Whether you are in the public sector, private sector, supply chain or interested person, LSP has something for you.

We hope you enjoy reading.

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Media mogul eyes escalation of African American voices in broadcast media https://saar-new-media.com/media-mogul-eyes-escalation-of-african-american-voices-in-broadcast-media%ef%bf%bc/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:27:18 +0000 https://saar-new-media.com/media-mogul-eyes-escalation-of-african-american-voices-in-broadcast-media%ef%bf%bc/ by Hazel Trice Edney Ben Chavis of NNPA and PBS Chronicles of Chavis asserts that the issue of diversity, equity and inclusion in the broadcasting industry is a major one. (TriceEdneyWire.com) — In the early days of broadcasting, the faces of local television presenters, reporters and management were almost exclusively white and male. While progress […]]]>

by Hazel Trice Edney

Ben Chavis of NNPA and PBS Chronicles of Chavis asserts that the issue of diversity, equity and inclusion in the broadcasting industry is a major one.

(TriceEdneyWire.com) — In the early days of broadcasting, the faces of local television presenters, reporters and management were almost exclusively white and male.

While progress on diversity has been made, more needs to be done to ensure local media teams resemble the communities they serve. Newsroom and media diversity advocates have consistently stressed the need for people of color in newsroom management as well as on screen.

Therefore, an ongoing transaction between two companies known for their support of racial and gender inclusion is welcome. Federal regulators, namely the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) currently have the opportunity to support more diverse local broadcasting by approving the purchase of the main broadcaster TEGNA by Standard General, a company owned by a minority. Together, Standard General and TEGNA will be led by television industry veteran Deb McDermott, the first female broadcast executive to be inducted into the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame, forming the company’s largest broadcaster owned by minorities and run by women in the United States.

NABOB’s Jim Winston can’t wait to see the outcome of Soo Kim’s vision for more black broadcasters.

As directors wait for approval, they brainstorm ways to increase minority participation, including black voices.

“One of our key initiatives is to give voice to our communities,” said Soo Kim, founding partner of Standard General and current managing partner and chief investment officer. “We want to partner with community journalism groups to amplify the work they do and the communities they represent. We are open to exploring new partnership models to get diverse viewpoints and perspectives on the air and to ensure people have the resources to do so. We call it Enhanced Community Access or Creative Community Access and we’re excited about the possibilities it will open up.

Although newsrooms are much more diverse than they used to be, data shows that they are still less inclusive than other industries. A Pew Research Center survey published in 2018 found that 77% of newsroom workers, including reporters, photographers and videographers at not only newspapers but also internet and broadcast sites, were non-white. hispanics. For American workers in all occupations, that number is 65%.

Diversity in television reporting and programming is important. The women and minorities on screen and the employees behind the scenes bring different perspectives that strengthen the content for all viewers. They also build trust with a wider range of viewers in an increasingly diverse American population, an important goal in today’s often divided society. Given the long wait and the fight for equality, advocates for black media participation are hopeful, but are taking a wait-and-see stance on Kim’s ideas.

Soo Kim, owner of Standard General, wants to see more black people in the broadcast.

“I’m very happy to see Soo Kim’s statements about wanting to involve black journalists more in his business and I look forward to seeing how this develops,” said Jim Winston, president and CEO of the National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters. “There is a definite need to intensify black voices. He buys a company that has significant assets in network television, an area in which black voices absolutely must be developed. So hopefully he will be able to make that happen.

Ben Chavis, president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which also hosts a television talk show on PBS, Chronicles of Chavissaid Kim pursues an important need if he succeeds.

“It’s about diversity, equity and inclusion in the broadcasting industry – both radio, television and social media,” Chavis said. “Given the changing demographics in America, we are much more of a multiracial, multicultural, and multilingual society. The broadcasting industry should reflect this diversity.

Together, Standard General and TEGNA will be led by television industry veteran Deb McDermott, the first female broadcast executive to be inducted into the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame, forming the company’s largest broadcaster owned by minorities and run by women in the United States.

Meanwhile, many young Americans are increasingly turning to social media for news, but a significant number of people (especially middle-aged and older) rely heavily on local, networked and wired for news and political information. Not to mention that social media is often loaded with misinformation and therefore a wide range of trusted media is important for truth and accuracy.

TEGNA has a reputation as one of the most influential and geographically diverse broadcasters in the United States, with 64 brands in 51 markets. By going private, more encumbered by quarterly performance pressures, and with financial and managerial support from Standard General, the new company will be able to invest in all aspects of local news operations, from people to technology.

The acquisition will also benefit aspiring minority journalists by creating new jobs at a company with a proven track record of inclusiveness and commitment to pay and benefits, Kim said. They will be able to do this not by creating a national monolith of national news, but rather by creating a bottom-up model where local news is prioritized so that it can continue to meet the targeted needs of local communities that depend on broadcast news.

Racial diversity is nothing new for Kim, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Queens County, New York, one of the most racially diverse counties in the country when he was young. “I came here when I was five and grew up in Queens and spent my formative years growing up in Queens County,” Kim said. Queens County is known as one of the most diverse counties in America with approximately 150 different languages ​​spoken. “I really didn’t know anything different,” said Kim, who attended public schools. “More diversity is needed in the broadcast industry, and now I find myself in a position where I can make an impact.

“Bringing these diverse voices to the fore will not only better reflect the communities we serve, but it will also be good for business.

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