Journalism lost much of its edge when it became a profession, not a trade. And tightening budgets make it doubly hard on reporters who now must work online AND in print. But the accumulation of all media in just a few, huge corporate hands means journalism will never again protect democracy as it once did.
The Los Angeles Media Reform Group encourages community activists and grassroots media makers to present their ideas at its fourth annual LA Media Reform “Just Media” Summit, scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Occidental College.
H. Scott Prosterman: Regardless of the verdict, some element of violent protest was inevitable. Ironically, most of those arrested were white, suburban anarchist, rather than black activists.
The Oscar Grant verdict has been handed down. Johannes Mehserle has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, the lesser of the three charges he was facing.
Kamala Lopez: I had been doing some work with East L.A. and South Central “at-risk” girls and we agreed that it would be a good fit for me to oversee the creation of the local arm: GlobalGirl Media Los Angeles.
Anthony Samad: In the first week of the Oscar Grant – Johannes Mehserle trial, all five black juror prospects were dismissed. The racial make up of the jury was 100% non-black.
Please join the LA Media Reform Group, California Common Cause, and the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute on March 27, 2010, at Occidental College for our third annual summit. Given the recent Supreme Court decision, the changing media landscape, and the importance of the upcoming election cycle, we’ve decided to make this year’s theme, “Preserving Democracy.”
To start fixing America, we must give elections back to voters. They need easy access to accurate information so they can evaluate all office seekers and issues fairly and independently.
by Linda Milazzo — There are characteristics essential to being a member of the peace and social justice organization, CODEPINK. Chief among them is compassion. One can hardly dedicate one’s life to improving the lives of others if there isn’t an abiding drive to help those in need. Thus, it was no surprise to those […]