Glossary of Terms

Like most professional fields, Community Media Access Centers (CMACs) have their own jargon. But unlike most other nonprofit organizations, our jargon is a unique mix drawn from the disciplines of law, the social sciences, television, video technology, community organizing, education, the Internet and government. An Access Center reaches across all age groups, socio-economic strata, religions, political beliefs, education, sexual orientations, hobbies, nonprofit worlds, and on and on.

These are some of the most commonly-used terminology, and if you need more background into the world of PEG Access, AMOs and Community Media Access Centers, see the FAQs and Regulation & History.

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