Live online discussion tonight with FCC Commissioners Adelstein and Copps

Josh Stearns of media reform group Free Press sends along word of a live web event this evening with Federal Communications Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Michael Copps: A front-page New York Times story revealed that FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is... Read more →

"This Film Is Not Yet Rated" asks is sex more dangerous than violence?

Interesting appropriate for the "Violent Media Fast" this week, I watched the documentary "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" last night. An entertaining diatribe by one filmmaker against the Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system, it makes a... Read more →

Conference at Univ. of London on Indian Media and Social Change October 13

Just got the info about this fascinating conference on "Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change" happening on October 13 at the University of London. Co-sponsored by the awesomely-named "Sacred Media Cow" postgrad student collective and the Center for... Read more →

Free Press is looking for an Events Manager for the next Natl Conference for Media Reform

The awesome media reform group Free Press is looking for an events manager to help them organize the next National Conference for Media Reform, scheduled for June 2008 in Minneapolis. I was at the 2007 NCMR which was an inspired... Read more →

FAIR releasing report on dismal state of poverty news coverage

"Stop Evicting Katrina Survivors!" Originally uploaded by The Voice of Eye Tomorrow, the group Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) is releasing a new study entitled "Poverty of Coverage" which analyzes major television network coverage of poverty over the last... Read more →

The Media Research Hub: cutting edge tools for media justice, scholarship and policy

My program on Media and Democracy at the Social Science Research Council has publicly launched the Media Research Hub, a new online resource for researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers working for a more democratic and participatory public sphere. Through the... Read more →