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Forgetting Dr. King’s dream of justice by Bill Moyers & Michael Winship

NPR’s ombudsman asks ‘Where are the women?’

Looting Main Street by Matt Taibbi

The Fed in hot water from Talking Points Memo

The push to legalize marijuana is real from The Atlantic

New journalism centers for public media from Save the News

TSA concedes body scanners store and record images from EPIC

Mountaintop removal crackdown could mean more than offshore drilling

Everything you need to know about Obama’s new fuel-economy rules from Grist

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CA legalization battle heats up

Ahead of state-wide vote, marijuana legalization battle heats up in CA

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Did the CIA use Bybee memo for protection? from Firedoglake

The health bill is a bonanza for insurance industry by Bill Moyers

Key differences between progressive & liberal thinking by David Sirota

Germany to expand nuclear plant phase-out by 28 years from Al-Jazeera

WAR ZONES

McChrystal admits Afghan atrocities, press yawns by Allison Kilkenny

US casualties double in Afghanistan from Press TV

Obama declares Afghan war ‘absolutely essential’

Did Iraq just elect a mass-murderer? by Joshua Holland

BROADCASTING

Internet radio station makes leap to airwaves

WORT outreach coordinator directs a symphony of volunteers

Is there too much marijuana on prime time TV? from NORML

Planning a new station or relocation? FCC clarifies transmitter site rules

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Haiti photo by Ansel Herz

– “Down with occupation, down with stealing NGOs, return Aristide” –

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Majority of Americans think Iran has the bomb by Allison Kilkenny

Operation New Dawn by Cindy Sheehan

Should we call the IRS attack terrorism? from The Atlantic

What are we bid for American justice? by Bill Moyers & Michael Winship

FREE SPEECH & THE PRESS

Best of 2009 journalism from True Slant

The demise of academic freedom? from Free Expression Policy Project

Why the media silence on Flight 253 hearings? from Media Channel

Attack disrupts access to College Publisher web site from SPLC

NO JUSTICE FOR DISGUSTING TORTURE LAWYERS

Probe clears Yoo for torture advice despite deleted emails by Stephen C Webster

Yoo said Bush could order civilians to be ‘massacred’ by Michael Isikoff

Justice Department’s shoddy investigation exposed from Commentary Magazine

Who asked Yoo and Bybee to write the memos? from Huffington Post

RON PAUL: REAL CONSERVATIVE POLITICS

Ron Paul wins big in CPAC 2010 straw poll by Sam Stein

WATCH- Ron Paul dominates CPAC with largest, loudest audience

Boos as Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll from Politico

WATCH- Judging CPAC by the free swag by Rachel Maddow

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Jon Stewart skewers headlines of lefty blogs

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5 ways the Tea Party could fail from National Journal
DEMOCRACY & CAMPAIGN CASH
FOREIGN POLICY & TERRORISM
Bush, Cheney and the great espace by William Rivers Pitt
The lynch mob mentality by Glenn Greenwald
MEDIA POLITICS
JOURNALISM & THE FREE PRESS
TECHNOLOGY & PRIVACY

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TECHNOLOGY

Why is the White House backing away from net neutrality?

FCC delays new national broadband plan for another month

‘TV Everywhere’ takes even more public interest advocacy heat

TASER’s new weapon: Mobile phone monitoring for parents

POLITICS

How the Teamsters beat Goldman Sachs, saved 30,000 jobs

Maddow: Giuliani’s ‘whole brand’ based on exploiting 9/11

Doing journalism in 2010 is an act of community organizing

Palin’s inaccuracies helped McCain lessen vote margin in ’08

CULTURE

Prop. 8: Fight over gay marriage going to trial in federal court

Army soldier imprisoned for lyrics of ‘Stop Loss’ hip hop song

Conan, Leno to fight in a pit, whoever wins ‘gets to leave NBC’

The age of privacy is over, says Facebook founder Zuckerberg

ECONOMY

Impact of Urban Wal-Mart study: 0 jobs brought to Chicago

For unemployed professionals, new job often means a pay cut

House committee wants Geithner to testify on AIG bailout $

Bill Moyers: Wall Street is riding a ‘surging ocean of greed’

ETC

Bono, your Palestinian Gandhis exist, in graves and prisons

Ecuador to grant radio frequencies to its indigenous nations

USDA has no problem with ammonia in our hamburger meat

Rupert Murdoch’s son-in-law ‘fires a rocket’ at Roger Ailes

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Vodpod videos no longer available.

UC Berkeley students take over jail

David Sirota Intervew: Car dealer with racist Obama billboard

LISTEN- U.S. lags behind in web access from NPR

John Nichols on Bill Moyers coverage of 2 quagmires from The Nation

Access TV producers want to take over station in Illinois

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Air America reporter Ana Marie Cox on opposition research journalism

Students held in jail overnight without food in tuition hike protest

Bill Moyers leaving weekly TV again, for good, in 2010

Spain mandates affordable broadband for all from CNET

Seattle Times Editorial: Block NBC/Comcast deal

Obama airs Cuba views in interview with dissident blogger

Suit accuses Hartford Courant of plagiarism

NY Mets and the business of terrorism from Electronic Intifada

Obama interview draws attention to China’s heavy hand

Bing censors Chinese-language searches outside China

PBS ombudsman: What’s not on the air

Andrew Breitbart trying to blackmail Dems with ACORN tapes?

Florida jury awards ex-smoker $300m from Phillip Morris

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Bill Moyers Journal Oct 9, 2009

Just over a year after economic calamity brought promises of reform from Washington, has Wall Street really changed? Former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson and US Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) report on the state of the economy.

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Democracy Now Feb 3, 2009

Amy Goodman interviews Rep. Marcy Kaptur, who urges homeowners to stay in foreclosed homes.

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Interview: Medea Benjamin talks Afghan trip with Scott Horton

Democrats protecting Bush-era criminal activities by Glenn Greenwald

Sibel Edmonds bombshell buried in the blogosphere? from Antiwar Radio

Spending bill would block release of torture photos from Truthout

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On the third day, Saturday, I watched Bill Moyers online while waking up, and then hit the convention floor looking for interviews.

The first workshop I checked out was Campus Organizing for Media Reform, which was in fact a simple overview of how to strategize your message when doing outreach. It is amazing to me how straightforward and simple these strategies are, and I only wish I had thought about messaging this way when I started at Evergreen.

Camille Cyprian of Wellstone Action led the discussion, and offered this great rap as an example: “The internet as we know and love it is at risk! Big, private, companies want to block, filter, and discriminate who has online access. Join us and call your Senator today and demand that they support the Net Neutrality Bill, which will ensure that the internet remains accessible for all.”

According to the workshop this rap meets the criteria test for an effective message; it is credible, concise, relevant and compelling. The other key is tailoring an argument to your targeted audience, whether voters, politicians or victims of the problem faced. This net neutrality rap is strong because it addresses a problem, offers a solution, and gives a solid action. WashPIRG is considering a media literacy campaign in the 2008-2009 school year, and this basic criteria seems like it can really help student activists.

After the workshop I interviewed Sam Husseini from the Institute for Public Accuracy who asks powerful people tough questions. I also caught up with Diane Farsetta, Center for Media and Democracy, and we spoke on mic for a half hour! This audio will be featured on Digital Crossroads June 13th and June 20th.

I attended a workshop called New Media, New Models, New Journalism. The panelists were amazing. Dan Gilmour, the director of the Knight Center for Digital Media at Arizona State anchored the discussion, suggesting institutional approaches and so-called citizen journalism are both worthy of attention and investment. Linda Jue talked about the Chauncey Bailey Project in Oakland. Ellen Miller talked about the work of the Sunlight Foundation. And Marcy Wheeler of FireDogLake.com stressed the power independent journalists can have covering tough stories.

Before the end of the afternoon I spoke with Malkia Cyril from Center for Media Justice. She is a visionary who is working toward a better understanding of the structural problems of institutionalized racism we need to overcome in this movement and society at-large. Audio from our interview will air on Digital Crossroads June 13th or 20th.

After dinner with the Paper Dolls Mag ladies and Robert Kam of TCTV, I headed to the Dinkytown neighborhood for the Yo! The Movement benefit. Toki Wright and Big Quarters performed onstage with DJ Benzilla rocking wax. It was a great hip hop show, but I completely missed Shamako Noble of Hip Hop Congress and Julie C of B Girl Media.

This was a huge after-party for conference attendees and many of my favorite media activists were in the house. I talked with Katie Fleming of Common Cause and the Media & Democracy Coalition, based in Denver. They have big plans surrounding the Democratic National Convention, which I want to cover for Free Speech TV. I’m hoping to have Katie Fleming on Digital Crossroads between now and the end of August.

So then Sunday I checked in on a panel regarding FCC localism requirements and filing comments on the FCC website.

I had a chance to meet Bruce Fife, whose Portland-based coalition just received their construction permit. I told him they ought to hire or at least discuss supporting independent musicians via strategic music direction with Bryan Johnson, who not only helped shape KAOS music policy while serving as Music Director for two years, and interned at Prometheus Radio Project during the full-power license application window last year, but is also helping to organize the Grassroots Radio Coalition convergence in Portland coming up July 24-27.

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