• War on Women

    March 12, 2013

    You might remember that lovely time known as Election 2012. What did we hear in the media? Politicians talking about “legitimate rape,” Rush Limbaugh attacking women who use birth control — and fights about whether women should ... umm ... maybe get paid the same as a dude doing the same job.

    Most women I know were left wondering how we ended up living in an episode of Mad Men.

  • I'm the Guy Who Sends the Emails

    March 7, 2013

    I’m the Internet campaign director at Free Press — the guy who sends you emails about things like CISPA, Net Neutrality and mobile phone unlocking. I’m also the guy who put together the Internet-themed sessions for the National Conference for Media Reform. 

    Well, we just unveiled our program, and it’s fantastic.

  • Denver > Paris

    March 6, 2013
    Forget April in Paris — that’s nothing compared to April in Denver. Paris may have its baguettes and blooming chestnut trees — but Denver has the National Conference for Media Reform. And you need to be there.
  • Special Early-Bird Deadline Extended!

    January 30, 2013

    Let's get right to it: We've all had enough of the racist, sexist, homophobic and otherwise insulting stereotypes perpetrated by the media.

    Wanna do something about it? Join thousands of others in Denver on April 5–7 at the National Conference for Media Reform.

  • Guess Who's Coming to Denver?

    November 26, 2012
    I'm thrilled to be one of the thousands of people who will be in Denver next April to take a stand for free speech online, independent voices and media that serve the public. That's what the National Conference for Media Reform is all about — getting inspiration from fellow activists and fighting back against corporate media and technology giants that put profits over people.
  • Don't Believe the Spin. Dark Money Won.

    November 20, 2012

    Before Nov. 6 is written into history, we need to challenge assumptions now circulating among Washington’s pundit class.

    First, the Obama victory didn’t signal the demise of big-money politics. It didn’t spell the end of the Super PAC. And the election wasn’t a train wreck for political advertising — even after groups paid billions for spots in support of losing candidates.

  • Three Days of Supreme Awesomeness

    November 16, 2012

    When my mom and dad visited Boston for their first National Conference for Media Reform, they were in shock. They thought that I just helped put on this tiny event that maybe 100 activists attended. They didn’t expect the thousands of people in attendance — or the sheer energy of the experience.

    The Boston conference was great, but we at Free Press are not content to rest on our laurels. We’re planning something even better for our next conference, which will be held in April in Denver.

  • Spanish-Language TV Ads by the Numbers

    November 7, 2012

    Free Press spent the final months of the campaign season traveling to swing states to visit TV stations that are not currently required to post their political files to the Federal Communications Commission’s new online database.

    When the FCC announced it would require broadcasters to upload data on political ad spending, it exempted all Spanish-language TV stations from posting this information until 2014.

  • Following Political Ad Money in Miami

    November 6, 2012

    Since the Federal Communications Commission’s new online database of political ad data does not include information from Spanish-language stations, we at Free Press decided to take matters into our own hands. Free Press staff and volunteers visited Spanish-language stations in three battleground states — Colorado, Florida and New Mexico — to inspect the political files and post them online.

  • Missing Out: Political Ads, Spanish-Language TV and the Latino Vote

    November 5, 2012
    Latino voters will play a critical role in the 2012 presidential race. An estimated 12 million Latinos will cast ballots this November, making up a significant portion of the electorate in swing states like Colorado, Florida and Nevada. One might assume that the presidential candidates, political parties and Super PACs would spare no expense to win over Latino voters. After all, Latinos make up 17 percent of the U.S. population. But so far, that has not been the case.