Tag Archives: media reform

McChesney and Nichols: Free the Media!

It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media. by John Nichols and Robert McChesney  Published on Friday, November 8, 2013 by The Nation  CommonDreams.org FFI:  freepress.net It’s time to get rid of corporate control of the Internet. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) When we helped form the national media-reform network Free Press, […]

More Diversity, Less Consolidation: How to Change the Media

Change the Media, Change the World Panel description (full panel below): Full panel video: Published on Apr 11, 2013  videofreepress· 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 page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on […]

“Sunshine is the best antidote to tyranny”> Independent Journalism on War, Conflict and Human Rights – NCMR 2013

Jeff Cohen, Amy Goodman, Norman Solomon, Marjorie Cohn, & Sonali Kolhatkar on war, journalism, civil rights, drones, human rights, citizen journalism, Bradley Manning and much much more.  videofreepress Published on Apr 11, 2013 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 page […]

Nygaard Notes> Media in an Unjust World, Parts I & II

This Week: Media in an Unjust World  Number 517 November 19, 2012  “Quote” of the Week: “Sweeping Cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security”  Bonus “Quote” of the Week: “The New Normal for Our Youth.”  The Voter Empowerment Act: Now in the Senate  Nygaard Notes Methodology  Media and the Just World Theory  Blaming the Victims  Dehumanizing […]

Poster> Librul Media Bias

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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

US: White House: Need to monitor online ‘extremism’

Monday, August 17, 2011 A White House terrorism strategy released today says Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks aid in “advancing violent extremist narratives” and should be monitored by the government. The 12-page strategy (PDF), which outlines ways to respond to violent extremism, promises that: “We will continue to closely monitor the important role the […]

Freedom of Speech in the Age of WikiLeaks, why an ordinary citizen should care

Freedom of Speech in the Age of WikiLeaks  Posted on July 16, 2011 by Nozomi Hayase A World Beyond Borders   Thanks to Coleen Rowley for calling attention to this article. Image Credit – Nilankur Das, www.multiastudio.com   “Give me your secrets, your oppressed, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your tax havens offshore. Send these, […]

The Nation: Slouching Towards Faux, more on mainstream media and democracy by Patricia J. Williams

Slouching Towards Faux Patricia J. Williams July 13, 2011   |    This article appeared in the August 1-8, 2011 edition of The Nation. How the media frenzy obliterated the presumption of innocence and relentlessly impugned both Strauss-Kahn and his accuser in vulgar stereotypes. Shortly after Dominique Strauss-Kahn was indicted on charges of attempted rape, his friend Bernard-Henri Lévy […]

FAIR: Media Malpractice on the Debt Debate

Media Malpractice on the Debt Debate 07/15/2011 by Peter Hart  Fair.org    Fairness and Accuracy in Media The convention in mainstream journalism is that the new stories give you the facts, and the columnists give you their opinions (hopefully backed by facts). But in the coverage over the debt ceiling and budget debates sometimes you’re […]

Stealing from Social Security Is NOT a Debt Solution — Why Do the Media Promote This Dangerous Myth? | Media | AlterNet

The Guardian / By Dean Baker   July 11, 2011  |  From Alternet.com Stealing from Social Security Is NOT a Debt Solution — Why Do the Media Promote This Dangerous Myth? Pursuing a plan to kill social security, politicians are relying on a credulous public and compliant media to ramp up debt panic. The conventional wisdom […]

Free Press Action Alert: Rupert is Not Above the Law

Rupert Is Not Above the Law He’s Not Above the Law.  Tell Congress to Investigate. Rupert Murdoch and other News Corporation executives are at the center of a shocking British media scandal that involves spying, bribery, corruption, a corporate cover-up and even murder. We need to know if this media giant’s potential criminal behavior has crossed the […]

There Are Some People Who Don’t Like Change; For Everyone Else There’s Wikileaks

There Are Some People Who Don’t Like Change; For Everyone Else There’s Wikileaks from WarIsACrime.org   David Swanson’s Blog Wikileaks brillant MasterCard Commercial Parody

WikiLeaks: The motives of Bradley Manning by Glenn Greenwald

WikiLeaks:  The motives of Bradley Manning Monday, July 4, 2011  Salon.com BY GLENN GREENWALD In  New York Magazine, Steven Fishman has a lengthy profile of Bradley Manning that purports to shed new light on the accused WikiLeaks leaker.  The only aspect of Fishman’s article that’s meaningfully new is a series of chat logs and other online communicationsManning […]

Jon Stewart Was Right About Fox ‘News’ Viewers Being the Most Misinformed Citizens

Jon Stewart Was Right About Fox ‘News’ Viewers Being the Most Misinformed Citizens In refuting Stewart’s claim, Fox naturally went ahead and misinformed its viewers. AlterNet / By Joshua Holland   June 21, 2011  |   Fox News’ attempts at humor have failed miserably over the years. Think of its snooze-fest “comedies” ─ shows like the “Red Eye” (filler broadcast […]

“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 […]