National Conference on Media Reform

Posted on August 15, 2003

[posted to Comm-Org]

November 7-9, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dear friends and colleagues,

This November 7th through 9th in Madison, Wisconsin, Free Press will host the National Conference on Media Reform, a watershed forum on how to build a better media system in local communities, in Washington, and across the nation. The conference is co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Havens Center.

Interested? You can sign up now at:
Please forward this email to everyone you know who is concerned about media.

The 3-day event will feature panelists from a wide range of political and activist communities working together to create specific policies and trategies towards meaningful media reform. The conference will cover a broad range of media issues — not just media ownership. Conference participants will join legislators, activists, policy makers, academics, journalists and many others working to build a more democratic and public-interest-minded media.

Over the event’s two days, conference participants will enjoy access to all panels, plenaries, keynote speeches and workshops, performances by internationally famous artists, and an opportunity to meet with other activists to build a stronger and more effective grassroots network. Confirmed speakers already include: US Senator Russ Feingold;US Representatives John Conyers, Jr., Jan Schakowsky, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown, and Tammy Baldwin; FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein; Entertainers Don Henley, Billy Bragg and DJ Spooky; Writers Barbara Ehrenreich, Naomi Klein, Free Press founders Robert McChesney and John Nichols; AFL-CIO President John Sweeney; and Amy Goodman of Democracy NOW!

For further information, including schedules, panelists, online registration and travel information, please visit: I recommend you sign up now, as space is limited. If you register before September 7, the conference fee is reduced. Reduced registration fees and scholarship applications are also available for students and lower-income people. Over 2.3 million Americans contacted Congress and the FCC during the past few months. Congress is listening. The media is becoming an issue in America; now it’s time to take the next step. I hope you’ll be able to make it to the National Conference on Media Reform.


Josh Silver
Free Press

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