National Conference For Media Reform

The 2013 National Conference for Media Reform is over! Free Press would like to thank all the conference-goers and presenters who gathered in Denver to fight for better media.

We tweeted, streamed, blogged and snapped pics throughout our amazing three-day event, so take some time to check out our conference coverage. You can visit the full archive of video and audio recordings here. And you can download a copy of our report here.

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Conference Highlights

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Ran into Nichols & McChesney at Denver airport. Now taking media reform shuttle to #NCMR13
@mikewassenaar
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We are in Denver! Excited and ready for #ncmr13!
@WeaveNews
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Remember how much you looked forward to your birthday when you were a kid?  You’d dream about it months in advance, planning your party, thinking about the friends you’d invite, anticipating how much more grownup you’d feel when you could announce yourself as four or seven or — the Rolls Royce of birthdays — 10.

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Welcome to all the Nat'l Conference for Media Reformers in Denver already. We're excited you're here! #ncmr13
@CommonCauseCO
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Check out this film tonight at the Denver Welcome Party at the Mercury Cafe.

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Maybe you’re feeling a little sad right now. A little verklempt. A little forlorn. You really, really wanted to go to the National Conference for Media Reform but for one reason or another you just couldn’t make it.

Well, put those tear-stained handkerchiefs away, because we’ve prepared live coverage just for people like you.

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Poem

Poem by Hakim Bellamy

You stand

Somewhere between

Who they are

And what they could be

Not an obstacle

Quite the contrary

But they can’t tell

Their only hint

Is the way you stand

You appear ready to fight

And dammit if sometimes …

They do not know it is for them

You are hands down

While they are hands up

In front of you

You take their best shot

And every morrow

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Great new song & video from @mrskimyadawson! And she's going to be at #NCMR13! youtu.be/uHYhzg8QWbI

@MattFilipowicz
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Come by the tech/media playground @ #NCMR13 & meet some community radio & public access TV peeps. Be on our show!

@radpolitics
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Gavin Dahl of KGNU Community Radio sits down with Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron and former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps to discuss media reform.

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Kitty Crimes will be performing at the National Conference for Media Reform. 

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"Everything I've done over the last decade or so has depended on the open Internet. The rise of online activism reflects our ability to say and do anything we like online — without Internet providers or the government getting in our way. That's why the National Conference for Media Reform is so important. No other event brings together such a diverse range of people dedicated to strengthening our means of communication and building a better democracy."

Eli Pariser, Upworthy.com
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"We believe that art and activism are integral components of our movement to change the media and we're bringing in all kinds of great artist-activists to join the conversation."

Mary Alice Crim, Free Press
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"In the decade since the Iraq war began, the news industry has changed in dramatic ways — ways that have underscored the important role of independent and nonprofit media. The National Conference for Media Reform is the place where we can come together to strategize about how we will create and support the news we need."

Josh Stearns, Free Press
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Amy Goodman is my Beyonce, so prepare to see me go hella fangirl at #NCMR13.

@jodielayne
Posted 6 years 2 months ago

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