The LA Times has fallen upon tough financial times. Many folks and organizations are looking at snatching up the LA Times. The rumor mill says the Koch Brothers, Rupert Murdoch, Eli Broad and maybe even Austin Beutner could buy the paper. Will any of these buyers improve the paper’s news coverage? Would a different arrangement better serve our community? If not, how will Angelenos get their local news coverage in the days to come and what would that mean for our city? Come learn about these topics at the 6th Annual LA Media Reform Summit on Saturday, April 27th: www.commoncause.org/ca/mediasummit2013
The Los Angeles Media Reform Group, a project of California Common Cause, is hosting its 6th Annual Media Summit, Saturday April 27th. We’ll be looking at what’s going to happen if the LA Times changes ownership and how to make LA News better yourself! RSVP Today: www.commoncause.org/ca/mediasummit2013
Amazing speakers all under one room for our 6th Annual Media Reform Summit: Ian Masters, KPFK; Huffington Post LA Reporter, Kathleen Miles; Media Matters, President & CEO; Matt Butler Jo Ellen Kaiser, Mother Jones, head of the Media Consortium; Robert Scheer, Editor, Truthdig; Zuade Kaufman, Publisher, Truthdig; Ana Kasparin, Co-host and Producer, The Young Turks; Sharon Kyle, Co-founder and Editor, LA Progressive; Brian Frank, Web Editor, KCETLink and more! RSVP Today: www.commoncause.org/ca/mediasummit2013
Organizations Sponsoring This Event
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.
Today, Common Cause is one of the most active, effective, and respected nonprofit organizations working for political change in America. Common Cause strives to strengthen our democracy by empowering our members, supporters and the general public to take action on critical policy issues. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich chairs the Common Cause National Board.
The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College (UEPI) is a social change organization that connects ideas and actions to create a more just, livable, and green society. Occidental College has been the host of the LA Media Reform Summit for five years in a row.
The LA Progressive is an online social justice daily publication. Published and edited by Dick Price and Sharon Kyle, the LA Progressive embodies advocacy journalism and focuses on issues that are ignored by mainstream media. Dick and Sharon launched the LA Progressive after attending the 1st annual LA Media Reform Summit which was held on the campus of California Institute of Technology in 2008. The LA Progressive has been a sponsor of this annual event for five years.
Will Coley and Aquifer Media design social media content strategy for nonprofit organizations and foundations. Aquifer Media was created to help organizations realize the potential of directly tapping into the creativity and experience of communities and social networks. The company introduces powerful tools to advocates and organizers to challenge injustice, build the power of communities and realize new opportunities.