Category Media Reform

“I’m getting a little tired of how it is . . .” Craig Aaron at the National Conference for Media Reform

Craig Aaron addresses the National Conference for Media Reform Published on Apr 7, 2013 Craig Aaron, President and CEO of Free Press, addresses the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, CO Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the […]

Media> Learning from Our Past, Looking to the Future> NCMR 2013 Opening – Video

Learning from Our Past, Looking to the Future> NCMR 2013 Opening Plenary Published on Apr 6, 2013 Get ready for speeches and performances from some of the movement’s best thinkers, artists and rabble-rousers. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and our emcee for the afternoon, Denver’s own David Sirota, welcome us to the 2013 National Conference for […]

Digital Disconnect: Robert McChesney on “How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy”

Digital Disconnect: Robert McChesney on “How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy” — Video TRANSCRIPT  DemocracyNow.org This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We are on the road in Denver, Colorado, at the first day of the National Conference for Media Reform, where close to 2,000 people have gathered, […]

FCC database misses huge chunk of ads

FCC database misses huge chunk of ads In key battleground states, huge numbers of presidential ads are airing on TV stations that are not required to post to the Federal Communications Commission’s online political ad database, new data released by the Wesleyan Media Project shows. By Jake Harper Oct 03 2012 6:36 p.m. Political Ad Sluth  Sunlight Foundation […]

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? Why do we need internet freedom?

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? July 18, 2012  SavetheInternet.com Our responses to these frequently asked questions will give you some background about the movement to protect Internet freedom. You also might find it useful to print out this guide and share it with people who attend your event. Why do we need Internet […]

Tell your local media: Break the Silence on Bradley Manning

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Anonymous Declares War on WikiLeaks After Syria Files’ Row

Anonymous Declares War on WikiLeaks After Syria Files’ Row By GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE July 13, 2012 2:37 PM GMT   International Business Times Anonymous declares war to WikiLeaks (Anonops/WikiLeaks) The Anonymous hacking collective has declared war on whistleblowing website WikiLeaks following a furious Twitter row over the disclosure of two million e-mails from Syrian political figures, ministries […]

Leonard Downie Jr.> Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk

Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk View Photo Gallery — Watergate scandal key players: Here are the most important figures from the biggest political scandal in American history. By Leonard Downie Jr., Published: June 7     Washington Post Investigative reporting in America did not begin with Watergate. But it became entrenched in American journalism — and has […]

Josh Stearns> Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS

 OCCUPY WALL STREET Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS One of the most important characteristics of the Occupy movement is the expanding universe of media makers –citizen journalists, livestreamers, artists and others. AlterNet / By Josh Stearns    May 10, 2012  | Photo Credit: OakFoSho  “If we appear to seek the unattainable, it has been said, then […]

Five Facts That Put America to Shame

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” These words, from poet Emma Lazarus, were inscribed on the Statue of Liberty over 100 years ago. Today the golden door has a lock on it, paid for with record profits from the health care, education, and financial industries. […]

Video> Lawrence Lessig talks about the importance of independent media

Lawrence Lessig talks with FSTV’s Marcy Miranda on the importance of Independent Media and their role in the current political landscape. Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. […]

EFF> Take Action> Stop Bad Cybersecurity Bills> An Open Letter From Security Experts, Academics and Engineers to the U.S. Congress

 Stop Bad Cybersecurity Bills An Open Letter From Security Experts, Academics and Engineers to the U.S. Congress   BY DAN AUERBACH    April 23, 2012    Electronic Frontier Foundation Today, a group of prominent academics, experienced engineers, and professionals published an open letter to members of the United States Congress, stating their opposition to CISPA and other […]

Joseph Torres> The People’s Media: Preventing Corporate Takeover of the Internet

The People’s Media: Preventing Corporate Takeover of the Internet Saturday 11 February 2012 via truthout.org by: Joseph Torres, Yes! Magazine | News Analysis NYTM Stop SOPA Rally, January 18, 2012. (Photo: mobius1ski) Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet. AT&T spared no expense in 2011 when it sought government […]

Video> Thom Hartmann interviews Deanna Zandt> Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA)

Thom Hartmann talks with Deanna Zandt, Media technologist/strategist & author-“Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking”, about a bill in congress that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Uploaded by thomhartmann on Dec 28, 2011 […]

Saving the Democratic Internet> Timothy Karr

Saving the Democratic Internet Timothy Karr  Posted: 11/9/11 07:03 AM ET     Huffington Post Opponents of the open Internet like to portray its guiding rule, Net Neutrality, as “a government takeover of the Internet.” They argue that from the day of its inception the Internet has existed free of regulation — a perfect expression […]

Falling for New Neocon Propaganda> Ray McGovern

Falling for New Neocon Propaganda Exclusive: One not-so-funny fact about Washington is that nearly all the news media stars who fell for neoconservative falsehoods about Iraq are still around to fall for new ones on Iran, even some like Richard Cohen who briefly regretted his earlier gullibility, notes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.  By Ray McGovern   October 22, 2011  consortium news […]

Understanding The New Internet Freedom Rules | Media Matters for America

Understanding The New Internet Freedom Rules September 23, 2011 12:56 pm ET by Simon Maloy   mediamatters.org Nine months after they were passed by the FCC in a party-line vote, the new rules promoting internet freedom are now officially on the books and will go into effect on November 20. Given that the conservative media […]

Controversy and Confusion Over the Latest WikiLeaks Revelations: 8 Things You Really Need to Know

Controversy and Confusion Over the Latest WikiLeaks Revelations: 8 Things You Really Need to Know Editorial Commentary:  Noam Chomsky wrote the reason why WikiLeaks is so important:          Suppression of one’s own crimes is virtually ubiquitous among powerful states, at least those that are not defeated. — in 9/11 – was there an […]

Parts IV, Media and Propaganda and Part V, Crying Wolf? of What Have We Wrought:

What Have We Wrought: thoughts on freedom, taxes, capitalism and democracy Part IV:  Media and Propaganda With a mainstream corporate media that is bought and sold by the likes of Rupert Murdoch, with Clear Channel’s and other right-wing owners control of local radio around the country, how do we reach these relatives and neighbors? Every […]

Coulda, woulda, shoulda coverage of antiwar protests

Coulda, woulda, shoulda coverage of antiwar protests COMMENTARY | July 25, 2011   Nieman Watchdog Looking back, the Washington Post editor in charge of covering demonstrations says newsworthy stories have been left uncovered. He needn’t feel lonely; The Post has lots of company in ignoring stories of dissent. The New York Times,  for one, has its […]