Mary Alice Crim

Field Director

Mary Alice directs Free Press’ field efforts and participates in ongoing campaign and policy initiatives through organizing and public education activities. She runs a variety of campaigns and manages the News Voices project, which connects community members and journalists to address the crisis in local news. She also develops and runs Free Press events like the National Conference for Media Reform and leads the organization’s member-engagement work. Mary Alice serves on the board of Northampton Community Television and earned bachelor's degrees in media studies and Spanish from Southern Connecticut State University. When she isn’t working she’s likely taking on one of her hobbies: softball, volleyball, playing with her dog, gardening and brewing.

Blogs

  • It's Time to Rethink Local Media

    December 6, 2016
    As a teenager, I was an advertiser’s dream. I soaked up any fashion magazines I could get my hands on. I read them cover to cover and then paged through them backward. But there was a point when all that changed.
  • We Will Fight

    November 9, 2016
    It’s impossible to continue our work without pausing to acknowledge what happened on Election Day.
  • The Rampant Sexism on Display at the Rio Olympics

    August 12, 2016
    On Thursday night, American swimmer Simone Manuel tied with Canadian Penny Oleksiak for a historic gold medal in the 100m freestyle. NBC didn’t air Manuel’s medal ceremony — even though she’s the first African American woman to win gold for an individual swim.

Recent Press Statements

  • Internet Rights and Consumer Advocacy Groups Call on Clinton and Trump to Reject Merger Mania

    November 2, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, 18 digital rights, social justice and consumer advocacy groups representing tens of millions of people sent a letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump urging the presidential candidates to reject the proposed AT&T/Time Warner merger and oppose growing monopoly power in America.
  • More Than 300,000 and Counting

    February 18, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, a coalition of media justice, Internet rights and public interest groups delivered more than 300,000 comments to the Federal Communications Commission in opposition to Charter Communications’ proposed $80 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
  • Public Interest Groups to Speak Out in California Against Massive Cable Merger

    January 26, 2016
    LOS ANGELES — A coalition of media justice, Internet rights and public interest groups will testify Tuesday before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in opposition to Charter Communications’ proposed $67 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good