Free The Media!
At the National Conference for Media Reform, you’ll learn about today’s pressing media and technology issues, meet amazing activists from around the country and build new skills — all while experiencing the fantastic programming we’ve got lined up for you. Check out the info below for a sneak peek at what awaits you in Denver.
Choose from 80 sessions, workshops and trainings, take in award-winning films, and let loose on the dance floor.
Thu., April 4 2013 to Sun., April 7 2013
See the schedule here: http://conference.freepress.net/schedule
For too long, media corporations have slashed newsroom jobs and replaced hard-hitting journalism with celebrity gossip, sensational crime stories and pay-for-play content. Their excuses for this were profits and giving the people what they want.
Pew Research Center suggests otherwise.
One third of the people Pew surveyed say they have abandoned a news organization because of the declining quality of news, (see State of the News Media 2013 http://stateofthemedia.org/ ).
Though I left the TV and paid subscription media several years ago I, never the less, felt that I and my community were being intentionally fed misinformation and dis-information along with over-whelming propaganda and mindless forms of entertainment (note: some entertainment can engage and inspire your creativity and intellect).
Thus when it became obvious that the corporate-controlled media had abandoned a Free Press that was tasked with protecting and serving the public interest I looked elsewhere for information and entertainment.
Now annual statistics are revealing this trend as more people are looking elsewhere for their information and entertainment.
Welcome the growth in the Alternative Media.
Free Press president and CEO Craig Aaron said Genachowski “catered to corporate interests,” while his “tenure has been marked by wavering and caving rather than the strong leadership so needed at this crucial agency.”
Read Free Press President’s full Report here: http://www.freepress.net/press-release/103103/fcc-chairman-genachowski-step-down
(No surprise here, as most government agencies have implemented barriers to entry in their markets while protecting the major corporations “Too Big To Fail”.)
Venture Capitalist and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will be leaving the FCC!
Meet the New CISPA. Same as the Old CISPA.
This is not what the free and open Internet is about. We must tell Congress: Vote NO on CISPA and bury this bill for good.