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PUBLIC INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS, WATCHDOG GROUPS, AND SAVVY ACADEMICS WORKING FOR MEDIA REFORM.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson
 
"Let the people know the facts and the country will be safe."
- Abraham Lincoln
 
"Democracy is great because it is safe to be in the minority."
- Adlai Stevenson
 
"Citizens have a right to know what's going on. Without a free press there can be no democracy."
- Helen Thomas

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."
 
 
Common Cause 
"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."
 
 
Consumers Union
"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."
 
 
Media Alliance
"Promoting diverse, accountable, and ethical media."
 
 
 
                                                  
 
 
Excellent new books for your interest and research:
 
 
"Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy," by Jeff Chester, New Press, 2007. Jeff's blog is at www.democraticmedia.org/jcblog/
 
"The Problem of the Media," by Robert W. McChesney (also author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy.)
 
"The New Media Monopoly," by Ben Bagdikian, Beacon Press. Ben's website is at www.benbagdikian.com
 
 
Also of interest:
 
"Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire," by Ken Auletta, Enterprise, 2004. Ken is the media writer for The New Yorker. Access his articles at his website at: www.kenauletta.com
 
 

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