Here are 10 steps towards media reform.
See how a few corporations came to own & control so much media and how news stories, journalists, and our societies have been damaged by it. Tell a friend, host a screening, buy a DVD, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Share your understanding of media problems and solutions with others.
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Like Free Press, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), and The Center for Public Integrity. The Media Consortium, a national network of over 60 leading independent journalism organizations, is also a great resource. Get your news information from independent & diverse sources and become critically engaged with media;
We often take the Internet for granted but we need to realise how important it is and how discrimination is operating over the Internet over our access to information. Help keep the Internet free and accessible to all and find out more about what is happening with the Internet and get involved; savetheinternet.com.
Write a Letter to the Editor, Publish an Op-Ed, write in a Guest Column, a Newsletter Article, Comment or Blog, even make a video, start and sign petitions, and Advocate, Inform, and express with passion your understanding about media problems and solutions, and submit and self-publish your piece.
By pressuring The President, Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to make rules that support the public interest, Call, send letters, email, attend public hearings, and even meet with your Congress member and Ask for a specific action. Here are some suggestions about policies to change;
Using independently created curricula. Some are already available and others are being developed. The average American child will spend more time in front of a TV set & computer screen than in front of a teacher. The young are targets for commercial materialism. They need to know how important an influence the media are in their lives and how to analyze the media and its news presentations.
When they do not live up to their public interest obligations. Directly confronting your local media outlets can result in tangible changes to what you see or hear in your community’s media.