This week, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act (PRESS Act) [H.R. 4250], which provides federal-level protections for journalists regarding disclosure of confidential sources.
"Broadcast journalists play a vital role in our democracy by shining a light on injustices, educating their audiences, keeping the public informed and holding elected officials accountable. The PRESS Act will protect reporters' confidential sources and ensure that they can continue this critical work without fear of retaliation," saidNAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt.
2. Air New Congressional PSAs Now
NAB has hosted the Congressional PSA Campaign in off-election years since 1985. This year, more than 150 members of Congress and their family members are featured in 30-second radio and television PSAs on meaningful social topics.
PSAs are now available in your Extreme Reach inbox to run through the end of the year.
Thank you for your support of this program to provide your viewers and listeners with information on important issues as well as remind legislators of the enduring and essential role local broadcasters play in every town and city across the country.
3. WATCH LIVE: 2023 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Finalist Announcement
Visit nab.org/Marconis on Tuesday, July 25 at 1 p.m. ET as WPGC-FM's Guy Lambert and WGTS-FM's Stacey Stone unveil the 2023 NAB Marconi Radio Awards finalists. Share your reactions using #MarconiAwards.
4. Alford and Vea Appointed to NAB Television Board of Directors
Andy Alford, president, Broadcasting, Nexstar Media Group, Inc., and Tanya Vea, president and chief operating officer, Bonneville International Corporation, have been appointed to the NAB Television Board of Directors.
5. File Cable Copyright Royalty Claims Now
⏳ It's time to file your claims for cable copyright royalties. To receive your 2022 royalties, a claim must be filed by July 31, 2023, with the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB).
Click here to learn more about this process and recent changes.
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7. Trendsetting Technologists Look Forward
Hear from 2023 Digital Leadership Award Honoree Lora Dennis, executive vice president, Digital Media, NBCUniversal Local and 2023 Engineering Achievement Awards recipients Mike Cooney, chief technology officer at Beasley Media Group and H. Douglas Lung, vice president, Broadcast Technology, NBCUniversal Local.
🎤 In separate interviews the trio detail their impressive contributions to broadcasting technology, look to the future in our industry and share what the honor of receiving these prestigious awards means to them personally.
8. DEI Resources, Centralized
NAB's redesigned DEI page features content that spotlights NAB and the NAB Leadership Foundation's commitment to supporting initiatives that improve diversity in broadcasting.
Toolkits, past webinars and other resources are available. Stay tuned for more tools coming soon.
We are accepting submissions to our DEI best practices toolkit until July 31. Click here to submit yours.
9. NAB on the Move
NAB Executive Vice President, Government Relations Shawn Donilon was named to NYC TV Week's 40 Under 40 list.
The Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) held a fly-in at NAB's headquarters on Tuesday.
This week, NAB staff brought their children to work for Kids Day. Our young visitors learned about the great work broadcasters are doing every day in their communities and how their parents are supporting local stations. We think there are future broadcasters and advocates in the group!