Media Finance Focus Scholarship Window Opens


The Board of Directors for the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Steve McIntosh Memorial Scholarship.

Now in its seventh year, the scholarship will cover registration and hotel expenses associated with attending Media Finance Focus 2019, the 59th annual conference for MFM and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association.

The conference will be held May 20-22 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, and will see RBR+TVBR take a major role as the publisher of a Special Edition devoted specifically for the event.

Details regarding this print edition, also distributed via PDF, are forthcoming.

The deadline for MFM scholarship applications is February 15, 2019.

The scholarship is named for Steve McIntosh, who was VP/GM of Belo Advertising’s Customer Services unit until his sudden and unexpected death in April 2011. An active member of both MFM and BCCA and a forward-thinking member of the media industry, he had been named one of MFM and BCCA’s “People to Watch” earlier that year.

MFM’s board of directors established the scholarship to honor McIntosh’s many contributions to the industry and to help inspire rising stars in the media industry’s financial departments.

Eligible applicants are those employed by a media provider (defined as any company eligible for MFM industry membership), have fewer than five years’ industry experience as of February 15, 2019, and are under 35 years of age. Individuals who have received a conference scholarship from MFM in the past are not eligible. Both members and non-members are encouraged to apply.

“The Steve McIntosh Scholarship provides a rising star in the media industry who might not otherwise be able to attend our annual conference the opportunity to participate in the industry’s premiere educational event for media finance professionals,” said Mary M. Collins, President/CEO of MFM and BCCA. “This program remains focused on helping a new generation of leaders excel in their careers and achieve the same level of excellence in their work that Steve strived for.  Our board has been unanimous in its support of this tribute honoring a truly exceptional individual.”

All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by email on or before March 15.

Complete details and an application form can be found at:

About Media Finance Focus 2019

Media Finance Focus 2019 will feature presentations from more than 150 industry experts, who will provide timely information on topics relevant to media industry finance professionals, including accounting, economic projections, valuations, M&A, taxes, human resources, regulatory and technological developments, and internal audit. BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, will provide a full track of sessions designed to meet the needs of today’s credit and collections professionals. The event will also offer formal and informal networking activities to foster idea-sharing and will host an exhibit hall featuring the latest in products and services for addressing the industry’s financial management and credit and collections requirements. Registered participants can earn 20 or more CPE credits.