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  • April 22, 2013

    One of my pet peeves as a media critic is when people say a significant issue gets "no coverage" by the news media. That's because, most of the time, those who make such allegations have no idea if they're right.

    Eric Deggans , Tampa Bay Times
  • April 15, 2013

    Hundreds of media activists made their way to Denver for the National Conference for Media Reform. This was my first time attending the conference and really my first major exposure to the media reform community. I’ll be blogging more about media reform in the weeks to come but I wanted to share some of what I learned before I forget the details. Here are ten things I learned.

    Jesse Luna , NewTaco
  • April 15, 2013

    The National Conference for Media Reform, organized by Free Press, focused on the fight for diverse media ownership, just representation, quality journalism, and universal, affordable Internet access. So, without further ado, here are some of the lessons from the conference that struck me most.

    Noelle Daley , Noelle Daley Blog
  • April 12, 2013

    Journalist Amy Goodman made the case for independent media at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, saying the pro-war views of the corporate media networks were firmly entrenched.

    Eric W. Dolan , Raw Story
  • April 12, 2013

    Seven little characters made my heart beat a little faster: #NCMR13. The Twitter hashtag for the National Conference for Media Reform had been used enough times to constitute a “trend.” Some 2,500 conference attendees gathered April 5-7 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel to discuss the future of media.

    Marlena Hartz , Metro Student Media
  • April 11, 2013

    From the digital divide to media consolidation to Net Neutrality, Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press, is on the front lines of media reform.
  • April 11, 2013

    If you turn to network television to get your news, don't expect to hear much about labor unions or the lives of organized workers.

    Mike Ludwig , Truthout
  • April 11, 2013

    What is "independent media," and why is it so important? Free Speech TV interviewed a handful of Nation writers at this past weekend's National Conference for Media Reform about their personal projects and what's missing in political discourse as we know it.

    James Cersonsky , The Nation
  • April 11, 2013

    This weekend’s National Conference for Media Reform, the largest conference devoted to media, technology and democracy, dove into serious issues concerning the media delivery in America. Led by Craig Aaron, Free Press President and CEO, the convention discussed the future of the Internet and how large corporations are controlling the media.

    Brandon Jones , Global Dispatch
  • April 11, 2013

    The National Conference for Media Reform, an event that says it’s devoted to media, technology and democracy, brought 2,000 people to the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel April 5–7. “We’ve gathered this weekend to push back against corporate control of our media, to reclaim our airwaves, and to move toward a just and sustainable world,” said Mary Alice Crim, organizing and events manager.



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