From Billionaires to Big Media: Democracy Up for Grabs

Session Date: 
Fri., April 5, 2013:
1:30-3 pm
Plaza Ballroom E
Journalism and Public Media

Free Press co-founders Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols have sounded the alarm over the damaging effects of media consolidation for nearly two decades. This year they are releasing an ambitious new project that examines the forces — from billionaires to big media — that have undermined American elections. The money, media and election complex was in full view during the 2012 election, which was marked by misleading ads and disenfranchisement campaigns. But not all is lost; activists are working through and around the system to reinvigorate the media — and our democracy.

Pioneering journalist David Barsamian, the founder and director of Alternative Radio, will interview McChesney and Nichols. Together they will dissect the challenges facing our nation, and offer a fresh prescription for healing our
body politic.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good