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THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM
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: http://www.mediareform.net/conference
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 strategies 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
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.
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