Report from the National Conference on Media Reform
I've put up six different articles at the above link, covering the National Conference on Media Reform, held in St. Louis May 13-15, 2005.
2500 people attended this event, to hear from celebrity media personalities like Al Franken, Bill Moyers, Phil Donahue, Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales, Jim Hightower, several members of Congress, and the two progressive FCC Commissioners. and also to hear from activists in the trenches of media reform, pursuing these twin flanks:
Opening up mainstream media to important voices that are getting shoved out of the discourse
Creating our own media
Spend some time with these articles. Print out the Twin Fires story--my main conference report--and read to absorb. Understanding these issues is key to effecting change in any marketplace of ideas.