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Opt-in for the latest CPB music rights agreement
New 2018 TV & Radio Provisions
Funding Alerts
Opt-in for the latest CPB music rights agreement!

Your station can “opt-in” to the latest music rights agreements that went into effect on January 1st. CPB pays music rights licensing fees on behalf of the public media system. The new “ASCAP Musical Works License Agreement 2018-2022” includes broadcast and streaming music licenses.

Log in to the CPB Music Rights website to opt in, review and accept the terms of the ASCAP agreement.

If you need assistance or have questions, contact the Latino Help Desk with your questions or schedule a one-on-one call 
Revisions made to the 2018 TV & Radio General Provisions
A quick guide to what's changed


There are some important changes to pay attention to. For example, there is a new minimum of Non-Federal Financial Support ($300,000) and new training requirements. You can view all the changes here and read a quick guide below.

Television General Provisions
Grantees should thoroughly review the fiscal year 2018 Television CSG General Provisions and Eligibility Criteria (General Provisions) that govern their 2018 Community Service Grant. Below is a summary of revisions made to the 2018 Television General Provisions.
  1. Part I CSG Program
    • Section 1(C-2) Eligibility Criteria: Program Differentiation Incentive (PDI) – is being phased out beginning with FY 2018 CSG awards
    • Section 3(B) Recordkeeping Requirements: Operational Records and Documentation – revisions and clarification
    • Section 8 Annual Training Requirement: new requirement effective with the FY 2018 CSG awards

Radio General Provisions
Grantees should thoroughly review the fiscal year 2018 Radio CSG General Provisions and  eligibility Criteria (General Provisions) that govern their 2018 Community Service Grant. Below is a summary of revisions made to the 2018 Radio General Provisions.
  • Part I. CSG Program
    • Section 3(B) Recordkeeping Requirements: Operational Records and Documentation – revisions and clarifications
    • Section 5(A) Staffing requirements: updates
    • Section 6(A) Minimum Non-Federal financial support (NFFS) and minimum NFFS direct revenue requirements now $300,000: updates
    • Section 9 Transparency requirements: clarification
    • Section 10 Annual Training Requirement: new requirement effective with the FY 2018 CSG awards – stay alert for new training date
  • Part II. Definitions
    • Minority Audience Service Station – updated definition (GG)
STATION SERVICES & RESOURCES
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Funding Opportunity: Community Listening & Engagement

The Lenfest Institute Community Listening and Engagement Fund (CLEF) is a new grant-making initiative to help news organizations produce more relevant and trusted coverage for the diverse audiences they serve.

The CLEF helps news organizations better listen to, engage and produce more relevant unique content using models, tools and consulting designed for this purpose.The fund will help cover the costs for newsrooms to adopt tools designed for this purpose. 

The LPRC is coordinating with the Lenfest Institute to host an online meeting or videoconference to cover all the details about the grant, how to apply, and most importantly why it's so important to #LPRCstations to use and develop new listening tools that will help engage the audience with relevant content. If you are interested, please let us know so that we can plan the information session, which will take place in August. Send an email to the Latino Help Desk.

CLEF was created by The News Integrity Initiative (NII), the Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and The Lenfest Institute for Journalism.
 
Knight Foundation: Immersive Storytelling Grant

Stories are powerful. They leave a lasting impression on our minds and hearts. Journalism has traditionally embraced storytelling as central in different journalistic genres. Immersive Journalism involves first person experience of events or situations in news reporting and documentaries.

The Journalism 360 Challenge is now open for applications, seeking ideas that help expand best practices in immersive journalism, including narratives, ethics and production. 
 
It is joint initiative of Knight Foundation, Google News Initiative and Online News Association. Winners will receive a share of $200,000 for early-stage projects that address the question: How might we experiment with immersive storytelling to advance the field of journalism?  It is open to anyone; news organizations, businesses, nonprofits and individuals anywhere in the world can submit an idea. The deadline to apply is June 28.
 
To apply and for more information, go to this page.
MEMBER STATION NEWS
Festival de Radio Amigos

This week WRTU FM in Puerto Rico is hosting its traditional pledge drive called Festival de Radio Amigos.  Wishing a them a great pledge drive!

Telling the stories of station supporters

WLCH in Lancaster, PA is also celebrating a pledge drive this week. As a special way to motivate local sponsors, the station will be highlighting the stories of local businesses and organizations that support their fundraising activity. ¡Éxito!

Keep your station news and stories coming—contact Anahí Lazarte and share the great work that you do! 
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