National Conference for Media Reform

Free Press hosted the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, CO earlier this month. The goal was to build a nationwide movement to change media and technology policies so that everyone has the freedom to communicate and connect, building a better democracy. It featured speeches, workshops, discussions, films, and music by award-winning artists, Hollywood luminaries, visionary activists and organizers, veteran journalists, D.C. heavyweights.

Below are a few notable talks - for the entire archive, visit

More Diversity, Less Consolidation: How to Change the Media
Presenters: Michael Copps, Chanelle Hardy, Mark Lloyd, Jason T. Lagria, Bernie Lunzer, Joseph Torres

After SOPA: The New Wave of Internet Activism
Presenters: Tim Hwang, Josh Levy, Mark Stanley, Elizabeth Stark, Holmes Wilson

It’s Our Time: Community Media’s New Policy Agenda Starts Now
Presenters: Danielle Chynoweth Steve Ranieri Tracy Rosenberg Nan Rubin Sylvia Strobel

Shifting Culture Through Storytelling, Media Making and Collaboration
Presenters: Denecia CadenaJessica Collins Shanelle Matthews Andrea Quijada

Free Press works to change media and technology policies, promote the public interest and strengthen democracy. They advocate for universal and affordable Internet access, diverse media ownership, vibrant public media and quality journalism with offices in Florence, MA and in Washington D.C.

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