The network will be organizing its next general meeting in Late February to follow after its strategic planning session (scheduled for mid-February at the South End Technology Center). The latter will be an opportunity for progressive media producers, campaigners and organizations to identify joint projects and opportunities and to develop a work plan for the network as a whole. For more information, contact the network using our "Contact Us" page.
After getting off to an exciting start this Summer, the Boston Media Reform Network is taking some time to consider its most effective path forward. There have been some amazing developments over the past six months (in particular, the Occupy Wall Street movement) and we want to coordinate our contributions to building a pro-democracy agenda in the face of corporate greed and corruption.
The Network is proud to host a townhall meeting-style conversation on the future of media in association with Free Press, Participant Media, Mass. Global Action and Open Media Boston. Here's how Jason Pramas, editor of Open Media Boston describes the event:
So, ok, the official title of the event is the Town Hall Meeting on Media and Democracy. But we thought that sounded too low-key; so we decided to zip up our promotions a bit this week.
The FCC officially removed the Fairness Doctrine from the books on Monday.
According to a Washington Post article published yesterday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said he opposed the rule, which he said was unnecessary. “The elimination of the obsolete Fairness Doctrine regulations will remove an unnecessary distraction,” Genachowski said in a statement. Back in the late 80's
Boston Media Reform Network general meeting
Saturday, August 20, 2011
2 - 4 p.m.
33 Harrison Ave. 5th Flr. in Boston's Chinatown
Parking: $11 flat weekend rate in Boston Common garage, $15 flat rate in Chinatown garages, some meter parking nearby in Financial District
It's a few years old, but it gives you a sense of some of the issues:
(Originally produced by freepress.net)