Know how the media really functions.
KEY PLAYERS IN MEDIA REFORM
Center for Digital Democracy
"Commited to preserve and support an internet environment that
is open, diverse, and democratic."
Alliance for Community Media
"Assuring everyone's access to electronic media."
"Holding power accountable."
Future of Music Coalition
"Changing the terms of conversation/transaction between musicians
and the music industry."
Media Access Project
"Practicing public interest telecommunications law."
"Working for a fair and safe marketplace for all."
Consumer Federation of America
"Watchdog of rising cable prices and anti-consumer practices."
U.S. Public Interest Research Group
"Working to keep the Internet as free and open as our society."
Media and Democracy Coalition
"News center for media and media reform activities."
"Promoting diverse, accountable, and ethical media."
Excellent new books for your interest and research:
"The Problem of the Media," by Robert
W. McChesney (also author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy.)
Also of interest:
"Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire,"
, Enterprise, 2004. Ken is the media writer for The New Yorker. Access his articles at his website