Archive for January 13th, 2007

How to save the Internet: net neutrality (equal access)

| January 13, 2007 | 7 Replies
How to save the Internet: net neutrality (equal access)

This post is yet another entry summarizing proceedings of the National Conference for Media Reform in Memphis, Tennessee. The conference is sponsored by Free Press. A panel presented yesterday was entitled “Saving the Internet.” [At his plenary speech, Bill Moyers has suggested an alternate way of designating this issue: "equal access to the Internet."] At […]

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Nation Conference for Media Reform – Plenary Speech by Bill Moyers

| January 13, 2007 | 1 Reply
Nation Conference for Media Reform – Plenary Speech by Bill Moyers

For the past two days, I’ve been reporting from the National Conference for Media Reform in Memphis.  This conference is being sponsored by Free Press. Here is a link to the inspiring speech Bill Moyers delivered yesterday.  I’ve sketched some notes below, as well, but there is no substitute for seeing the video of the […]

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National Conference for Media Reform – The Press at War and the War on the Press

| January 13, 2007 | 3 Replies
National Conference for Media Reform – The Press at War and the War on the Press

I’m still reporting from the National Conference for Media Reform, from Memphis.  The conference is sponsored by Free Press.   This afternoon I attended a panel discussion exploring the issues set forth in the title of this post. The moderator, Geneva Overholser (of the University of Missouri School of Journalism), warned that when we criticize the […]

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The Republican party is grateful to be back in the minority

| January 13, 2007 | 3 Replies
The Republican party is grateful to be back in the minority

A recent post on Daily Kos reported on the U.S. House of Representatives passing a bill to loosen Republican restrictions on stem-cell research. Although it sailed through the House and looks set to pass the Senate, George W. Bush has threatened to veto it, and it has not yet gained the support of a veto-proof […]

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Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control Media – Day 2 of the National Conference for Media Reform

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Fighting for Air:  The Battle to Control Media – Day 2 of the National Conference for Media Reform

I’m reporting again from Memphis, where I am attending the National Conference for Media Reform sponsored by Free Press.  This morning, I attended a panel discussion entitled “Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media.  The panel was headed by Eric Klinenberg, who teaches sociology at New York University.  He is also the author […]

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The first time I did it in Memphis: a story about barbecue and walking distance

| January 13, 2007 | 6 Replies
The first time I did it in Memphis: a story about barbecue and walking distance

How many of you remember the first time you did it?  Eat barbecue in Memphis, that is. In cities where barbecue is taken seriously, you can easily become embroiled in vigorous debates about where one must go to can eat the best barbecue. Memphis is famous for its barbecue restaurants.  I am currently attending the […]

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Dennis Kucinich on A) Media Reform and B) How Bush is Scaring the Republicans

| January 13, 2007 | 2 Replies
Dennis Kucinich on A) Media Reform and B) How Bush is Scaring the Republicans

It wasn’t on the original schedule of the National Conference for Media Reform, but Dennis Kucinich agreed to hold a press conference tonight.  Kucinich ran for president of the United States in 2004.  He has indicated that he plans to run again in 2008. I hadn’t ever before been to to a press conference of […]

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