INFORMATION ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS EVENT WILL FOLLOW SOON.
NATIONAL MEDIA REFORM ADVOCATE TO MAKE APPEARANCE
AT KANSAS CITY ALL-SOULS FORUM
On February 6th, 2022, at 10 AM CST, national media reformer, Craig Aaron, will make a presentation at the All-Souls Forum sponsored by the Friends of Community Media, a non-profit group. The event will be accessible to the public.
The national trend of shrinking local media and journalism coverage as in many newspapers like the Kansas City Star, disturbs Craig Aaron of FreePress.net, who said that this has severe consequences for our concept of democracy.
A major organizer of National Media Reform Conferences held in Memphis, Denver, St. Louis, Boston, and Minneapolis, Aaron brought together many icons of national media including Phil Donahue, Dan Rather, Robert McChesney, Jane Fonda, and FCC administrators to make the case for a more accurate and responsive media.
Results from these events were crowned after a ten-year effort to pass legislation that created hundreds of new local radio stations in our communities, the creation of media reform groups across the nation, efforts to encourage local media outlets, and the importance to the public of net-neutality.
The February presentation on February 6th will outline why citizens should be alarmed at how the media are changing, the control by fewer and fewer corporations, and the decreasing coverage of events in local communities both rural and urban. The event will also show how citizens can take action to make the media more responsive to local and national needs.
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