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  • We Heart Denver

    April 5, 2013

    We’re in love. In love — with Denver.

    Our host city has it all going on — which is why the conference program features many opportunities to explore the Mile High City.

  • Fabulous Friday

    April 5, 2013

    Here it is, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the opening day of the National Conference for Media Reform!

  • Welcome to Denver!

    April 4, 2013

    Remember how much you looked forward to your birthday when you were a kid?  You’d dream about it months in advance, planning your party, thinking about the friends you’d invite, anticipating how much more grownup you’d feel when you could announce yourself as four or seven or — the Rolls Royce of birthdays — 10.

  • Watch It Live!

    April 4, 2013

    Maybe you’re feeling a little sad right now. A little verklempt. A little forlorn. You really, really wanted to go to the National Conference for Media Reform but for one reason or another you just couldn’t make it.

    Well, put those tear-stained handkerchiefs away, because we’ve prepared live coverage just for people like you.

  • Student Voices at the National Conference for Media Reform

    April 2, 2013

    As a communications student, I've learned a lot about media consolidation. But none of my classes have explored ways to fight back.

    That’s why I can’t wait to go to the National Conference for Media Reform, which will be held in Denver on April 5–7. The conference is a place for people with curious minds to tackle big issues — and actually develop some solutions.

  • Jon Stewart for FCC Chair

    March 29, 2013

    On Thursday night, Jon Stewart "interviewed" Rupert Murdoch about the News Corp. mogul's ambitions to buy the Los Angeles Times — and the legal hurdles that stand in the way of this acquisition.

  • Women Will Rock the House at the National Conference for Media Reform

    March 29, 2013

    At this April's National Conference for Media Reform, women will be front and center. Many influential feminist voices will be heard throughout the conference, and several sessions will focus specifically on issues impacting women. 

  • Watchdogs on Guard at the National Conference for Media Reform

    March 28, 2013

    The 10-year anniversary of the Iraq war has brought renewed attention to the media’s role in the run-up to the American invasion. By most accounts, nearly all major media outlets failed to do their job in the face of the Bush administration’s falsehood-filled campaign to lead the country into war.

  • Why the New Boss at the FCC Should Be Nothing Like the Old Boss

    March 27, 2013
    In announcing his departure as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski said: "The last four years have demonstrated that the country needs an effective FCC."
  • Step Up, FCC: Lower the Cost of Prison Phone Rates

    March 27, 2013

    Injustice often operates in secret ways. This has certainly been the case with predatory prison phone rates. But after nearly a decade of advocacy from public interest and civil rights groups, meaningful change is in sight.

    In 2003, inmates and their families presented the Wright Petition, which asked the Federal Communications Commission to regulate prison phone rates. The FCC failed to act, so in 2007 the Wright Petitioners submitted an alternate proposal. Last December, the FCC finally invited the public to weigh in.


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