Starting Date: 11-07-2003
Ending Date: 11-09-2003
University Of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
413-585-1533Moving beyond critique to action, the National Conference on Media Reform is a groundbreaking forum to democratize the debate over media policymaking. A broad range of media reform activists will join members of Congress, the FCC, and leaders of major groups working for civil rights, women's rights, rural renewal, the environment, labor, community development and other issues to:
Mobilize new constituencies;
Strengthen coalitions working in Washington and at the grassroots;
Develop unified action plans for immediate and long-term reforms; and Generate policies and strategies that will structurally improve the media system.
Take part in workshops, panels, and concerts addressing:
FCC media ownership rules
Media and antitrust claims
Low-power radio & TV
Children's media regulation
Regulation of advertising
Cable/satellite and public access
Advertising in schools
Political advertising/campaign finance
IndyMedia Centers as a policy issue
Community media watches
...and many other issues.
"If we are serious about democracy, we will need to reform the media system structurally. This reform will have to be part of a broad movement to democratize all the core institutions of society."
- Robert McChesney
Some of the strongest voices in the media reform community are already scheduled to appear (see list at right), as well as representatives from a broad range of media reform, civil rights, labor, and activist organizations including:
Alliance for Justice
American Federation of Musicians
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Center for Digital Democracy
Center for Media Education
Consumer Federation of America
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
Future of Music Coalition
International Music Managers Forum
Jobs with Justice
Media Access Project
The Newspaper Guild
Reclaim the Media
Recording Artists' Coalition
...with dozens of others to join!
Why you should join us:
Over the event's two days, conference participants will enjoy: access to all panels, plenaries, keynote speeches & workshops; performances by internationally famous artists; and an opportunity to meet with other activists to build a stronger and more effective grassroots network.
You can register on-line, and there are discounted rates available for students.
Please see the web site for more information:
Geographical Scope: National