Media Reform Conference 1/12- 1/14/07

In four weeks, thousands of media reformers will come together in Memphis for the 2007 National Conference for Media Reform. If you haven’t made your plans yet, now is the time.

The National Conference for Media Reform
Memphis, Tennessee
January 12-14, 2007

Register Now for the National Conference for
Media Reform: Jan. 12-14

Academy Award winner Geena Davis, famed White House correspondent Helen Thomas and many other fantastic speakers have recently been added to the schedule.
Click here to check out the complete schedule of nearly 100 panels and workshops.

Some of the highlights include:

  • “Inside Corporate Media: Can it Tell the Truth?” — a panel moderated by Phil Donahue featuring Juan Gonzalez of the Daily News, MSNBC commentator Flavia Colgan, author and media critic Jeff Cohen and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington.
  • A discussion on “Winning Alternatives” with Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, filmmaker Robert Greenwald and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation.
  • “Media Policy is a Civil Rights Issue” with former FCC Commissioner and NAACP Executive Director Ben Hooks, Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, Mark Lloyd of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and others.
  • A panel on hip-hop activism with Davey D of KPFA-FM, Rosa Clemente of R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop, Detroit hip-hop artist Ilana “Invincible” Weaver, San Diego’s Brotha Los, Adrienne Maree Brown of the Ruckus Society and Youth Media Council’s Malkia Cyril.
  • “The Press at War and the War on the Press” featuring famed White House correspondent Helen Thomas, media critic Eric Boehlert, Sonali Kolhatkar of the Afghan Women’s Mission, and Paul Rieckhoff of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
  • “Watchdogging the Media” with David Brock of Media Matters for America, Janine Jackson of FAIR, media critic Norman Solomon, and radio host and author Laura Flanders.
  • A look at the new media landscape with Dan Gillmor from the Center for Citizen Media, Jay Rosen of New York University, Afro-Netizen’s Chris Rabb, Ellen Miller of the Sunlight Foundation and Chris Nolan of

The full schedule — which also includes sessions on “Saving the Internet,” Hurricane Katrina, public broadcasting, ethnic media and global media policy — is available at

Register Now for the National Conference for Media Reform

See you in January!

Yolanda Hippensteele
Outreach Director
Free Press

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