National Viewing Party 10/1

Just got this notice from the event people:


You’ve been selected as one of the 50 winners to receive POV’s special Dark Money party pack! 🎉🎉🎉 You’ll be receiving snacks, a

POV mug, coasters, a pen and a tote plus some vintage POV memorabilia in addition to Dark Money swag. We hope you’re looking forward to munching on some gourmet 🍿🍿🍿 and 🍫🍫🍫 while you and your friends watch the premiere on October 1st. Your swag should arrive within 10 days. Try not to eat up the snacks prior to the broadcast! 😋😋😋

Make the most out of your viewing party with our Dark Money companion materials:

  • Discussion Guide: Includes background information on dark money and campaign finance, as well as discussion prompts, tips for taking action and a resource list.

  • Lesson Plan: In this lesson plan for educators, students will examine a case study about how corporate donations to American political campaigns influence elections.

  • Reading List: Delve deeper into the issue of campaign finance with this list of fiction and non-fiction books for adults and younger readers.

Help spread the word to your community so they may join in the conversation as well with the Dark Money National Viewing Party Social Media Toolkit. This toolkit contains sample posts for Facebook and Twitter, plus photos.

Be sure to use the hashtag #DarkMoneyFilmPBS, so we can see your post and don’t forget to take a photo with your new swag and tag us using @POVdocs.

We look forward to hearing your voice on October 1st!

If you have any questions concerning the Dark Money National Viewing Party or your Dark Money party pack, feel free to email us at

Grassroots Radio Conference 2011

Friends of Community Media hosted a grassroots radio conference in 2011 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Kansas City. Kansas City’s community radio station, KKFI, was a sponsor with other local activist groups.

Some photos from the event.

News now updated daily

Updates to media news with links now available – go to the NEWS menu item above.


A daily posting of media news will now be found under the news menu – sometimes the news media are out of focus – like above!


Friends of Community Media has T-shirts for sale at $ 15.00.  Contact us at

The shirt says that media are the enemy of the venal (who seem to be in charge these days).   Defined as:  Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration :purchasableespecially open to corrupt influence and especially bribery mercenary   Example:  A venal poltician.