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Where are the women at the National Media Reform Conference? Everywhere! (Or, a Feminist Guide to the NCMR)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 4th, 2007

Calling All Women Media Activists, Journalists & Scholars — and male allies!

Click here for a PDF flier! — and please forward widely and cross-post this flier to your friends, colleagues and blogs!

Next week, hundreds - if not thousands - of journalists, media activists and scholars will gather in Memphis at the third National Conference on Media Reform, organized by Free Press. The NCMR presents powerful opportunities for discussion, debate, networking and strategizing — and, if you look closely enough — a showcase of the strength of women’s leadership in grassroots media advocacy, independent media production, media literary and education, scholarly research, and more.


The National Conference for Media Reform

Historically, the previous NCMRs have provided little in the way of feminist media analysis, and have not prioritized women as a core media justice constituency. In fact, there were no sessions about women and the media during the 2005 NCMR, though the Women’s Caucus organized by WIMN and the Center for International Media Action was crowded with women eager to strategize about the best ways to positively transform the media. However, Free Press has listened to important feedback from WIMN and other women’s, social justice and media justice groups in the field, and we’re pleased that, as a result, the 2007 NCMR will benefit from a broader, more diverse and more inclusive program, offering more to attendees.

While a feminist track hasn’t been created at the NCMR, Women In Media & News has identified many panels, events and workshops that will incorporate a gender analysis and will feature brilliant and diverse women doing cutting edge media work (see #3 below for a complete list of all such sessions, and contact info@wimnonline.org for a PDF that you can print and distribute or post to your websites and blogs). I felt it was important to pour through the program and create a Feminist Guide to the NCMR (click here for a PDF, or see below) because women’s leadership often gets overlooked, even when it is present and powerful — and because we wanted to offer a clear direction for NCMR attendees concerned about gender issues in media content, production and policy.

In particular, WIMN suggests the following women’s networking event and feminist media justice panel as especially relevant for anyone interested in understanding the impact of sexism in the media—and developing more effective responses.

1. Women’s Media Networking Breakfast: (PDF)

Women In Media & News and the Women’s Media Fund at the Global Fund for Women invite you to join us at a Women’s Media Networking Breakfast, bright and early Friday morning.

When: Friday, Jan. 12, 8–9:15 a.m.
Where: Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, 8 South Third St. Call 901-413-7457 for more information.

Co-sponsored by an impressive collection of women’s organizations, media justice groups and independent magazines, this meet-and-greet event will be a space where women and male allies can get together, begin discussions that can continue throughout the conference, figure out who they want to connect with/work with during and after the NCMR, and raise questions regarding women and the media that can be addressed in the Q&A periods of most NCMR sessions.

We envision a group of women hopped up on caffeine and delicious grub (we’ve hired a local, woman-owned Memphis caterer, ‘natch) and energized to bring a gendered lens to every panel, roundtable and plenary session they attend, so that audience members, not just panelists, will be involved in making the conference a more feminist space.

Come eat, schmooze, collect feminist media resources, and meet our co-sponsors:
• American Forum
Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
• Center for International Media Action
• Ariel Dougherty
• Esperanza Peace & Justice Center
• Feminist Peace Network
• In These Times
• Kentucky Foundation for Women
• Media Alliance
• Ms. Foundation for Women
• Ms. Magazine
• News Hounds
• National Organization for Women
• Reclaim the Media
• SPIN Project
• Texas Media Empowerment Project
• The White House Project
• WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service
• Women’s Desk, National Radio Project/Making Contact
• Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press
• Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis
• Women’s Media Center
• World Pulse magazine
• Youth Media Council

2. FEATURED SESSION: There Is No Media Justice Without Women: Models for Feminist Media Action (pdf)
Saturday, 11:00–12:30, Chicasaw/Mississipi room

We know that corporate media don’t fairly represent or serve women, their communities or their social justice concerns. This is also too often true of independent media and activist circles. Through replicable case studies, this session will explore diverse women’s strategies for addressing gender, race and other inequalities in media policy; for increasing media analysis by, for and about women and social justice; for community empowerment through media production; and for strengthening progressive media infrastructure. This session is for everyone who wants to work toward a media and a movement that fairly represents all people. (Session attendees will receive a resource packet for anti-sexist, anti-racist media justice activism.)
• Jessica Clark, In These Times
• DeAnne Cuellar, Texas Media Empowerment Project
• Jennifer L. Pozner, Women In Media & News
• Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Third World Majority
• Karen Toering, Reclaim the Media

3. Feminist Guide to the NCMR (PDF)

Concerned about gender issues in media? The following sessions will address gender explicitly or implicitly in their analysis, with expert panelists who can speak to questions about women and gender during Q&A periods.

* Indicates sessions in which gender issues in media are a primary focus of at least one panelist.
See the official conference program (PDF) or HTML-friendly version for session summaries.

THURS., JAN 11, 3 – 4:30pm

*(Pre-conference) Media Content and Media Representations
Location: Memphis Cook Convention Center
• Leonard Baynes, St. John’s University
• Carolyn Byerly, Howard University
• Catherine Sandoval, Santa Clara University

FRI., JAN. 12, 8 – 9:15am

* Women’s Media Networking Breakfast
Location: Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, 8 South Third St

FRI., JAN 12, 1:15 – 2:45am

*Beyond Rights & Reform: Imagining a Global Movement for Media Justice Featuring You
Room: L 10
• Malkia Cyril, Youth Media Council (moderator)
• Myoung-Joon Kim, MediaACT, South Korea
• Alfredo Lopez, May First/People Link
• Janvieve Williams, U.S. Human Rights Network and Radio Diaspora

Creeping Deeper: Advertising & Commercialism
Room: Sultana/River Bluff
• Diane Farsetta, Center for Media and Democracy
• Patric Verrone, Writers Guild of America, West
• Granville Williams, Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom
• Rob Williams, Action Coalition for Media Education (moderator)

* Race & Gender Matter in Media Ownership
Room: L 12
• Carolyn Byerly, Howard University (moderator)
• Angela Campbell, Georgetown University Institute for Public Representation
• Kimberly Marcus, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
• LaVonda Reed-Huff, Syracuse University
• Federico Subervi, Latinos & Media Project

* Film: Dreamworlds 3: Sex, Desire, and Power in Music Video
Room: L 2-3
Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering work the image of women in advertising.

FRI., JAN. 12, 3:15 – 4:45pm
Whose Voices, Whose Media? Perspectives from Students of Color on Media Ownership & Reform
Room: Ad-hoc session not listed in program; find flyers on-site for location.
• Branden Adams
• Carla Brooks
• Candace Calloway
• Linda Jones

* Why Media Policy Matters for Media ContentRoom: L 5 -7
• Kristal Brent Zook, scholar and journalist (moderator)
• Lisa Fager, Industry Ears
• Len Hill, Leonard Hill Productions
• S. Derek Turner, Free Press

Building & Sustaining Independent Media
Room: Chickasaw/Mississipi
• Andre Banks, ColorLines
• Bonnie Boswell, The Real News
• Kim Spencer, Link TV
• Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks
• Tracy Van Slyke, In These Times (moderator)

Children & Media Policy
Room: Sultana/River Bluff
• Crystal Allene Cook, See Jane
• Jenelle Krishnamoorthy, Office of Senator Tom Harkin
• Susan Linn, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
• Patti Miller, Children Now
• Gloria Tristani, former FCC Commissioner (moderator)

* Quality Journalists = Quality Journalism
Room: L 11
• Linda Foley, The Newspaper Guild (moderator)
• Debbie Goldman, Communications Workers of America
• Jeff Gordon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
• Linda Moore, Memphis Commercial Appeal

* Media Monitoring as an Organizing Tool
Room: L 14
• DeAnne Cuellar, Texas Media Empowerment Project
• Amy Johnson, Media Tank
• Rima Meroueh, Media Empowerment Project
• Tom Schwallie, Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
• Jeff Smith, Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (moderator)
• Jen Soriano, Youth Media Council

SAT., JAN 13, 9 – 10:30am

* Media Policy Is a Civil Rights Issue
Room: Steamboat
• Kim Gandy, National Organization for Women
• Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News and Democracy Now!
• Mark Lloyd, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (moderator)
• Rev. Timothy McDonald, African American Ministers Leadership Council
• Karen Peltz Strauss, American Association of People with Disabilities

*Film: Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Room: L 2-3
Examines manhood, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture.

* Global Information & Communications Policy
Room: L 12
• Anriette Esterhuysen, Association for Progressive Communications, South Africa
• Luiz Fernando Marrey Moncau, Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor, Brazil
• Gene Kimmelman, Consumers Union (moderator)
• James Love, Consumer Project on Technology
• Rosemary Okello-Orlale, African Woman and Child Feature Service, Kenya
• Bjarne Pedersen, Consumers International
• Andrew Puddephatt, Global Partners UK

SAT., JAN 13, 11 – 12:30am

*There Is No Media Justice Without Women: Models for Feminist Media Action
Room: Chickasaw/Mississipi
• Jessica Clark, In These Times
• DeAnne Cuellar, Texas Media Empowerment Project
• Jennifer Pozner, Women in Media & News
• Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Third World Majority
• Karen Toering, Reclaim the Media

Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media
Room: Steamboat
• Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
• Eric Klinenberg, New York University (moderator)
• Josh Silver, Free Press
• Pete Tridish, Prometheus Radio Project
• Betty Yu, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

SAT., JAN. 13, 2:30 – 4pm

* Make the Music with Your Mouth, Kid: Hip-Hop Activism for Media Justice
Room: Chickasaw/Mississipi
• Adrienne Maree Brown, Ruckus Society
• Brotha Los, hip-hop artist
• Rosa Clemente, R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop
• Malkia Cyril, Youth Media Council (moderator)
• Davey D, Hard Knock Radio
• Ilana “Invincible” Weaver, hip-hop artist

Winning Alternatives: Independent Media Success Stories
• Ernesto Aguilar, Pacifica Radio
• Duncan “Atrios” Black, Eschaton
• Moderator: Laura Flanders, RadioNation on Air America
• Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
• Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films

SAT., JAN. 13, 4:30 – 6pm

* The Press at War & the War on the Press
Room: Ballroom A
• Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America
• Sonali Kolhatkar, Afghan Women’s Mission and KPFK
• Geneva Overholser, University of Missouri (moderator)
• Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
• Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers

* Independent Media as an Organizing Tool
Room: L 12
• Kat Aaron, People’s Production House
• Adrienne Maree Brown, Ruckus Society (moderator)
• Jeanette Lee, Detroit Summer Live Arts Media Project
• Shivaani Selvaraj, Media Empowerment Project and Philly IMC Mobilizing Project

Media Justice & Media Policy: Winning Local Change, Making a National Impact
Room: L 10
• Malkia Cyril, Youth Media Council
• Dee Davis, Center for Rural Strategies
• Sydney Levy, Media Alliance

* Film: Further Off the Straight and Narrow: New Gay and Lesbian Visibility on Television
Room: L 2-3
Explores representations of GLBT characters in sitcoms, reality TV and cable programming.

SUN., JAN 14, 9 – 10:30am

* Envisioning the Future of Independent Media
Room: Steamboat
• Wally Bowen, Mountain Area Information Network
• Jeff Chester, Center for Digital Democracy
• Linda Jue, Independent Press Association (moderator)
• Roberto Lovato, New America Media
• Kathy Spillar, Ms. Magazine

Media Diversity Summit
Room: Sultana/River Bluff
• Leonard Baynes, St. Johns University
• Malkia Cyril, Youth Media Council

* Toolkits & Online Resources for Media Activism: Show and Tell
Room: L 4
• Drew Clark, Center for Public Integrity
• Anthony Mazza, Prometheus Radio Project
• Elisha Miranda and Sophia Quintero, Chica Luna Productions
• Hye Jung Park, Funding Exchange
• Jeff Smith, Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
• TBA, Youth Media Council

Noteworthy Kenotes:
• Fri. evening: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
• Sat. evening: Geena Davis, actress and See Jane founder; Deepa Fernandes, WBAI and Radio Rootz
• Sun. afternoon: Jane Fonda, Women’s Media Center

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Where are the women at the National Media Reform Conference? Everywhere! (Or, a Feminist Guide to the NCMR)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 4th, 2007

Calling All Women Media Activists, Journalists & Scholars — and male allies!

Next week, hundreds - if not thousands - of journalists, media activists and scholars will gather in Memphis at the third National Conference on Media Reform, organized by Free Press. The NCMR presents powerful opportunities for discussion, debate, networking and strategizing — and, if you look closely enough — a showcase of the strength of women’s leadership in grassroots media advocacy, independent media production, media literary and education, scholarly research, and more.


The National Conference for Media Reform

Historically, the previous NCMRs have provided little in the way of feminist media analysis, and have not prioritized women as a core media justice constituency. In fact, there were no sessions about women and the media during the 2005 NCMR, though the Women’s Caucus organized by WIMN and the Center for International Media Action was crowded with women eager to strategize about the best ways to positively transform the media. However, Free Press has listened to important feedback from WIMN and other women’s, social justice and media justice groups in the field, and we’re pleased that, as a result, the 2007 NCMR will benefit from a broader, more diverse and more inclusive program, offering more to attendees.

While a feminist track hasn’t been created at the NCMR, Women In Media & News has identified many panels, events and workshops that will incorporate a gender analysis and will feature brilliant and diverse women doing cutting edge media work (see #3 below for a complete list of all such sessions, and contact info@wimnonline.org for a PDF that you can print and distribute or post to your websites and blogs). I felt it was important to pour through the program and create this Feminist Guide to the NCMR because women’s leadership often gets overlooked, even when it is present and powerful — and because we wanted to offer a clear direction for NCMR attendees concerned about gender issues in media content, production and policy.

In particular, WIMN suggests the following women’s networking event and feminist media justice panel as especially relevant for anyone interested in understanding the impact of sexism in the media—and developing more effective responses.

1. Women’s Media Networking Breakfast:

Women In Media & News and the Women’s Media Fund at the Global Fund for Women invite you to join us at a Women’s Media Networking Breakfast, bright and early Friday morning.

When: Friday, Jan. 12, 8–9:15 a.m.
Where: Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, 8 South Third St. Call 901-413-7457 for more information.

Co-sponsored by an impressive collection of women’s organizations, media justice groups and independent magazines, this meet-and-greet event will be a space where women and male allies can get together, begin discussions that can continue throughout the conference, figure out who they want to connect with/work with during and after the NCMR, and raise questions regarding women and the media that can be addressed in the Q&A periods of most NCMR sessions.

We envision a group of women hopped up on caffeine and delicious grub (we’ve hired a local, woman-owned Memphis caterer, ‘natch) and energized to bring a gendered lens to every panel, roundtable and plenary session they attend, so that audience members, not just panelists, will be involved in making the conference a more feminist space.

Come eat, schmooze, collect feminist media resources, and meet our co-sponsors:

  • American Forum
  • Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
  • Center for International Media Action
  • Ariel Dougherty
  • Esperanza Peace & Justice Center
  • Feminist Peace Network
  • In These Times
  • Kentucky Foundation for Women
  • Media Alliance
  • Ms. Foundation for Women
  • Ms. Magazine
  • News Hounds
  • National Organization for Women
  • Reclaim the Media
  • SPIN Project
  • Texas Media Empowerment Project
  • The White House Project
  • WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service
  • Women’s Desk, National Radio Project/Making Contact
  • Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press
  • Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis
  • Women’s Media Center
  • World Pulse magazine
  • Youth Media Council

2. FEATURED SESSION: There Is No Media Justice Without Women: Models for Feminist Media Action
Saturday, 11:00–12:30, Chicasaw/Mississipi room

We know that corporate media don’t fairly represent or serve women, their communities or their social justice concerns. This is also too often true of independent media and activist circles. Through replicable case studies, this session will explore diverse women’s strategies for addressing gender, race and other inequalities in media policy; for increasing media analysis by, for and about women and social justice; for community empowerment through media production; and for strengthening progressive media infrastructure. This session is for everyone who wants to work toward a media and a movement that fairly represents all people. (Session attendees will receive a resource packet for anti-sexist, anti-racist media justice activism.)

3. Feminist Guide to the NCMR

Concerned about gender issues in media? The following sessions will address gender explicitly or implicitly in their analysis, with expert panelists who can speak to questions about women and gender during Q&A periods.

* Indicates sessions in which gender issues in media are a primary focus of at least one panelist.
See the official conference program (PDF) or HTML-friendly version for session summaries.

THURS., JAN 11, 3 – 4:30pm

*(Pre-conference) Media Content and Media Representations
Location: Memphis Cook Convention Center
• Leonard Baynes, St. John’s University
• Carolyn Byerly, Howard University
• Catherine Sandoval, Santa Clara University

FRI., JAN. 12, 8 – 9:15am

* Women’s Media Networking Breakfast
Location: Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, 8 South Third St

FRI., JAN 12, 1:15 – 2:45am

*Beyond Rights & Reform: Imagining a Global Movement for Media Justice Featuring You
Room: L 10
• Malkia Cyril, Youth Media Council (moderator)
• Myoung-Joon Kim, MediaACT, South Korea
• Alfredo Lopez, May First/People Link
• Janvieve Williams, U.S. Human Rights Network and Radio Diaspora

Creeping Deeper: Advertising & Commercialism
Room: Sultana/River Bluff
• Diane Farsetta, Center for Media and Democracy
• Patric Verrone, Writers Guild of America, West
• Granville Williams, Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom
• Rob Williams, Action Coalition for Media Education (moderator)

* Race & Gender Matter in Media Ownership
Room: L 12
• Carolyn Byerly, Howard University (moderator)
• Angela Campbell, Georgetown University Institute for Public Representation
• Kimberly Marcus, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
• LaVonda Reed-Huff, Syracuse University
• Federico Subervi, Latinos & Media Project

* Film: Dreamworlds 3: Sex, Desire, and Power in Music Video
Room: L 2-3
Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering work the image of women in advertising.

FRI., JAN. 12, 3:15 – 4:45pm
Whose Voices, Whose Media? Perspectives from Students of Color on Media Ownership & Reform
Room: Ad-hoc session not listed in program; find flyers on-site for location.
• Branden Adams
• Carla Brooks
• Candace Calloway
• Linda Jones

* Why Media Policy Matters for Media ContentRoom: L 5 -7
• Kristal Brent Zook, scholar and journalist (moderator)
• Lisa Fager, Industry Ears
• Len Hill, Leonard Hill Productions
• S. Derek Turner, Free Press

Building & Sustaining Independent Media
Room: Chickasaw/Mississipi
• Andre Banks, ColorLines
• Bonnie Boswell, The Real News
• Kim Spencer, Link TV
• Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks
• Tracy Van Slyke, In These Times (moderator)

Children & Media Policy
Room: Sultana/River Bluff
• Crystal Allene Cook, See Jane
• Jenelle Krishnamoorthy, Office of Senator Tom Harkin
• Susan Linn, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
• Patti Miller, Children Now
• Gloria Tristani, former FCC Commissioner (moderator)

* Quality Journalists = Quality Journalism
Room: L 11
• Linda Foley, The Newspaper Guild (moderator)
• Debbie Goldman, Communications Workers of America
• Jeff Gordon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
• Linda Moore, Memphis Commercial Appeal

* Media Monitoring as an Organizing Tool
Room: L 14
• DeAnne Cuellar, Texas Media Empowerment Project
• Amy Johnson, Media Tank
• Rima Meroueh, Media Empowerment Project
• Tom Schwallie, Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
• Jeff Smith, Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (moderator)
• Jen Soriano, Youth Media Council

SAT., JAN 13, 9 – 10:30am

* Media Policy Is a Civil Rights Issue
Room: Steamboat
• Kim Gandy, National Organization for Women
• Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News and Democracy Now!
• Mark Lloyd, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (moderator)
• Rev. Timothy McDonald, African American Ministers Leadership Council
• Karen Peltz Strauss, American Association of People with Disabilities

*Film: Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Room: L 2-3
Examines manhood, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture.

* Global Information & Communications Policy
Room: L 12
• Anriette Esterhuysen, Association for Progressive Communications, South Africa
• Luiz Fernando Marrey Moncau, Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor, Brazil
• Gene Kimmelman, Consumers Union (moderator)
• James Love, Consumer Project on Technology
• Rosemary Okello-Orlale, African Woman and Child Feature Service, Kenya
• Bjarne Pedersen, Consumers International
• Andrew Puddephatt, Global Partners UK

SAT., JAN 13, 11 – 12:30am

*There Is No Media Justice Without Women: Models for Feminist Media Action
Room: Chickasaw/Mississipi
• Jessica Clark, In These Times
• DeAnne Cuellar, Texas Media Empowerment Project
• Jennifer Pozner, Women in Media & News
• Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Third World Majority
• Karen Toering, Reclaim the Media

Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media
Room: Steamboat
• Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
• Eric Klinenberg, New York University (moderator)
• Josh Silver, Free Press
• Pete Tridish, Prometheus Radio Project
• Betty Yu, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

SAT., JAN. 13, 2:30 – 4pm

* Make the Music with Your Mouth, Kid: Hip-Hop Activism for Media Justice
Room: Chickasaw/Mississipi
• Adrienne Maree Brown, Ruckus Society
• Brotha Los, hip-hop artist
• Rosa Clemente, R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop
• Malkia Cyril, Youth Media Council (moderator)
• Davey D, Hard Knock Radio
• Ilana “Invincible” Weaver, hip-hop artist

Winning Alternatives: Independent Media Success Stories
• Ernesto Aguilar, Pacifica Radio
• Duncan “Atrios” Black, Eschaton
• Moderator: Laura Flanders, RadioNation on Air America
• Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
• Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films

SAT., JAN. 13, 4:30 – 6pm

* The Press at War & the War on the Press
Room: Ballroom A
• Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America
• Sonali Kolhatkar, Afghan Women’s Mission and KPFK
• Geneva Overholser, University of Missouri (moderator)
• Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
• Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers

* Independent Media as an Organizing Tool
Room: L 12
• Kat Aaron, People’s Production House
• Adrienne Maree Brown, Ruckus Society (moderator)
• Jeanette Lee, Detroit Summer Live Arts Media Project
• Shivaani Selvaraj, Media Empowerment Project and Philly IMC Mobilizing Project

Media Justice & Media Policy: Winning Local Change, Making a National Impact
Room: L 10
• Malkia Cyril, Youth Media Council
• Dee Davis, Center for Rural Strategies
• Sydney Levy, Media Alliance

* Film: Further Off the Straight and Narrow: New Gay and Lesbian Visibility on Television
Room: L 2-3
Explores representations of GLBT characters in sitcoms, reality TV and cable programming.

SUN., JAN 14, 9 – 10:30am

* Envisioning the Future of Independent Media
Room: Steamboat
• Wally Bowen, Mountain Area Information Network
• Jeff Chester, Center for Digital Democracy
• Linda Jue, Independent Press Association (moderator)
• Roberto Lovato, New America Media
• Kathy Spillar, Ms. Magazine

Media Diversity Summit
Room: Sultana/River Bluff
• Leonard Baynes, St. Johns University
• Malkia Cyril, Youth Media Council

* Toolkits & Online Resources for Media Activism: Show and Tell
Room: L 4
• Drew Clark, Center for Public Integrity
• Anthony Mazza, Prometheus Radio Project
• Elisha Miranda and Sophia Quintero, Chica Luna Productions
• Hye Jung Park, Funding Exchange
• Jeff Smith, Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
• TBA, Youth Media Council

Noteworthy Kenotes:
• Fri. evening: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
• Sat. evening: Geena Davis, actress and See Jane founder; Deepa Fernandes, WBAI and Radio Rootz
• Sun. afternoon: Jane Fonda, Women’s Media Center

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