Tag Archives: Media Reform

Fox News’ Long History of Race-Baiting

UPDATED: Fox News’ Long History Of Race-Baiting June 13, 2011 5:52 pm ET — Media Matters for America Howard Dean and Joan Walsh recently called out Fox News, criticizing what they called its “racist” handling of the deceptively edited Shirley Sherrod video clip. Indeed, Fox News and its personalities have a long history of aggressive race-baiting […]

5 WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World on Its Head — And That the Media Are Ignoring

5 WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World on Its Head — And That the Media Are Ignoring June 7, 2011  |     By Rania Khalek     AlterNet.org Is 2011 capable of exceeding 2010’s revelations? And what discoveries in 2011 has WikiLeaks unearthed thus far? Between Collateral Murder, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and Cablegate, it appeared as […]

“If you hate the media, be the media.”

Video interview by The Uptake at the National Conference for Media Reform Susan from Rochester (New York) Indie Media talked to The UpTake’s Mike McIntee at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston about why she got involved with indie media. “Especially after the Iraq war, I saw how one-sided the media was and […]

Tearing Off the Masks of Those Who Hide behind Women’s Skirts: Malalai Joya

Tearing Off the Maks of Those Who Hide behind Women’s Skirts: Malalai Joya by Mary Beaudoin From the May issue of the WAMM Newsletter.  Used with permission. From the sky, Occupation forces are bombing, killing civilians—mostly women and children. On the ground, Taliban and warlords together continue their fascism. If the U.S. and NATO left my […]

Censored . . . or why TV news is becoming irrelevant

Interviews at Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis of Twin City citizens who talk about the state of the media and how they get their news.

How Fox News Outfoxes Americans

Reader Supported News | 14 May 11 PM It’s Live on the HomePage Now: Reader Supported News

WikiLeaks: What it all means. Glen Greenwald, Amy Goodman, with others

NCMR: WikiLeaks, Journalism, and Modern Day Muckraking Panel Presenters:  Emily Bell, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Greg Mitchell, Micah Sifry, Christopher Warren Video of some and audio of all National Conference on Media Reform workshops and plenaries are available at freepress.net/conference. They are a wellspring of commentary, information and insights, not just about the media, but […]

After approving NBC buyout, FCC Commish becomes Comcast lobbyist

After approving NBC buyout, FCC Commish becomes Comcast lobbyist By Nate Anderson Posted on ars technica under tech policy Attwell Baker Meredith Attwell Baker, one of the two Republican Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, plans to step down—and right into a top lobbying job at Comcast-NBC. The news, reported this afternoon by the Wall […]

Chris Hedges talks about the FBI and Citizen Journalism

Uploaded by UpTakeVideo on Apr 22, 2011 After speaking at Macalester College on Wednesday night, award-winning journalist Chris Hedges was asked about the FBI’s role in the recent targeting of peace activists in the Twin Cities and elsewhere in the Midwest. Nine had their homes searched and were issued subpoenas to appear before a Grand […]

Hobbits, rings, and reforms

Hobbits, rings, and reforms Comments by Josh Silver at Change the Media, Change the World, NCMR 2011 It has now been over a week since I returned from the National Conference on Media Reform.  As I reflect on all I heard, all I learned, all I understood, one image seems to haunt me, and that […]

Malkia Cyril, Center for Media Justice, on corporate power vs. the people–we need a new kind of merger . . .

I need you, I need you, I need freedom . . . We sit at the door of an incredible opportunity . . . Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice Malkia Cyril spoke at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston on April 8, 2011. The conference was presented by Free Press. […]

Press Needs To Be 4th Estate Instead of 4 The State – Amy Goodman

This speech at NCMR is the first of many I will be showing on WAMMToday. Tomorrow I will publish a report on the National Conference for Media Reform on WAMMToday, which I attended. With much more to come from this incredible conference that gathered 2500 media mavens, organizers, professors, students and teachers in Boston April […]