The Awards Keep Coming for ACMi News


Hot on the heels of winning a second consecutive (2022, 2023) Hometown Media Award as the “Best Public Access Newscast” in the United States, ACMi News garnered three more awards from the Alliance for Community Media – Northeast Region (ACM-NE), for its newscast and for two special historical documentaries. ACM-NE encompasses the states of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, & Maine.

ACMi News won First Place for its interview with Clint Hill, a Secret Service agent attached to Jacqueline Kennedy’s detail who was the quickest to react when JFK was shot.

Our news division also received a Third Place award for telling the story of Darryl Hill, one of the very first African-Americans to play major college football, who is often referred to as “the Jackie Robinson of college football.”

Arlington’s only TV News operation also took Second Place in the category of Outstanding Newscast. The award-winning newscast dated from November 11, 2022, and featured coverage of the aftermath of the midterm elections, an update on Arlington’s Old Burying Ground, and two reports by ACMi News Director Jeff Barnd – one about the ongoing sewage overflows at the Alewife Brook, and the other about a 200-foot sub sandwich from D’Agostino’s Deli that raised money for Food Link. It was anchored by ACMi’s James Milan and News intern Summer Maxwell, with editor extraordinaire Jared Sweet performing his usual magic in weaving it all together.

None of this happens without the dynamic staff at ACMi,” News Director Jeff Barnd said. “Our News Editor Jared Sweet helps to produce network quality TV for our weekly news broadcast. Our staff, News interns, former interns, volunteers and ACMi members also contribute to air compelling stories each and every week – stories that matter to Arlington residents. We look forward to raising the bar even further at ACMi News in 2024!”

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January 24, 2024