Category Archives: NCMR2007

Diversity Matters in Media Ownership

In a panel titled Race and Gender Matter in Media Ownership, two speakers in particular touched on issues of interest: Angela Campbell, with the Georgetown Institute for Public Representation, touched on the relationships between pending lawsuits related to diversity in media ownership with the Grutter/Gratz and the Louisville/Seattle school cases. She didn’t go into too […]
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Jesse Jackson on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev. Jackson spoke about Dr. King and how the historic “I have adream” speech has been too oftem reduced to that quote. But, said Jackson, “His speech was about broken promises.” About howLincoln promised emancipation. About how Congress promised civilrights through the 14th Amendment. About how Blacks and other peopleof color still don’t have the […]
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Running Into Folks

I decided to skip the Bill Moyers plenary and visit the exhibits. Found a lot of new and familiar interesting organizations… Ran into a bunch of familiar faces: Ivan Roman and Joe Torres of the Nat’l Assoc of Hispanic Journalists (their national convention is in San Jose this year); Jen Soriano of the Youth Media […]
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Media Reform Conference Day One, Part One

It’s a wet day here in Memphis. And surprisingly not that cold. I’m on my way to the conference. Bill Moyers and Rev. Jackson willdeliver the initial plenaries. Danny Glover is being interviewed on local station WREG about the media reform conference. “We have to be responsible in what we report,” says Glover, “in order […]
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Why We Need a Conference on Media Reform

Activist David Swanson, who along with EJS board member John Bonifaz started After Downing Street, answers that question: “The media will not ask or try to answer what Bush means when he says ‘victory.’ The media will not raise the question of what this war is being fought for. “The media will depict the anti-war […]
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