• You're Invited!

    October 16, 2012

    There's a party coming to Denver next April. And Free Press is throwing it.

    At the National Conference for Media Reform, you’ll meet up with activists from around the country and get inspired about ways to change the media and build a better democracy. Our conference truly has it all: hands-on workshops, speeches, networking opportunities — even dance-offs.

  • Idea Time!

    September 10, 2012
    The deadline to pitch the next great session for the National Conference for Media Reform was supposed to be today. But I’ve heard from many of you that a few more days would be helpful. Good news: I’ve extended the deadline to Mon., Sept. 17, so get those ideas rolling.
  • Lobbying for the Greater Good

    August 31, 2012

    When Congress takes a break in August and our elected officials jump on planes and trains to escape the stifling swampy humidity in Washington, D.C., organizers like me get pumped. Why? Because we know this is prime time for activists around the country to meet with their elected officials in their district offices to discuss issues that impact their lives.

  • The National Conference for Media Reform Wants You!

    August 9, 2012

    Want to present a session at the next National Conference for Media Reform? We’re already busy planning the conference, which will be held in Denver in April 2013, so now is the time to send us your proposals.

    But before you dive in and start typing something up, take some time to learn more about our conference priorities, selection criteria, themed tracks and submission process.

  • The Conference Is Coming!

    August 6, 2012
    For the past few months I’ve been timeline-ing, goal setting, visioning and Excel charting. You know … the kind of stuff that requires mammoth pieces of flip-chart paper and plenty of colored markers. These are just some of the tools that’ll help me plan the program for the next National Conference for Media Reform, which will be held in Denver on April 5–7, 2013.
  • One Year from Today ...

    April 5, 2012

    Today the countdown begins. In exactly one year, thousands will gather in Denver for the largest and most dynamic gathering of media activists yet. That’s right — we are exactly 365 days away from the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform! We couldn’t be more excited.

  • Free Press on the Road

    March 12, 2012

    This month, Free Press staff will zigzag across the United States to meet with activists and allies, give talks, inspire action — and listen and learn alongside others engaged in the movement to change our media. Among the cities in our itinerary are Washington, D.C., Boulder, Colo., Los Angeles and Detroit. But that’s not all …

  • Save the Date for NCMR 2013!

    January 31, 2012

    Internet censorship. Massive media mergers. Attacks on public and independent media. Not to mention all that slanted, horse race-style election coverage that does nothing to inform or inspire.

  • Free Press Changes the Channel at Bioneers

    October 20, 2011

    This year I celebrated Halloween early. Wearing cardboard-television costumes, two fellow Free Press staffers and I traveled to northern California to attend the Bioneers Conference, which focuses on ways to create a more sustainable world.

  • News for All the People Book Tour Launch

    October 12, 2011

    Here at Free Press we're celebrating the release of our colleague Joseph Torres' new book, News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media. This October the authors are taking their book on the road on a national tour that includes stops in New York, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Washington, D.C.