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Russia Today interviews Casey Rae-Hunter on Comcast FCC decision

Scott Horton interviews Dahr Jamail about WikiLeaks video from Antiwar Radio

Iraq killings are media indifference from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

Accountability Movement: Leading journalists expose the myth of a free press

Free community papers supporting net neutrality from Editor & Publisher

Malkia Cyril on the civil rights struggle for a free, open Internet

How to close the digital divide? Fund public libraries from Ed Week

NPR is making Rumsfeld look like a techie by comparison

Raw footage reveals O’Keefe lied about ACORN tapes

This week in comically evil corporate behavior from Grist

Lawsuit: Chiquita fruit company ‘funded death squads’ in Colombia

Actually, Governor, human bondage is ‘significant’ by John Nichols

Tom Hayden’s withdrawal plan for Afghanistan from The Nation

Why even the childless should care about school lunch from Grist

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Video proves Kanye West was right about George W. Bush

OBAMA

President signs health care bill, with a flourish by NY Times

Obama Inc. triumphs: Kucinich folds his hands on health care

Obama advances nuclear resurgence with US loan guarantees from CS Monitor

Obama: Inside man for the greatest heist in history from Black Agenda Report

Should Obama control the Internet? from Mother Jones

BROADBAND

Who will defend the rights of people of color on the Internet? by Malkia Cyril

Race, immigration & the fight for an Open Internet from Making Contact

Broadband plan’s price tag: $20M from The Hill

House passes cyber security from NY Times

Why ‘TV Everywhere’ will fail from PBS Media Shift

JOURNALISM

The collapse of journalism, the journalism of collapse by Robert Jensen

Corporation for Public Broadcasting launches new local journalism initiative

How is Seattle P-I doing, one year later? from Poynter

An e-model for journalism in Seattle, the P-I celebrates 1 year online-only

New media ventures blossom in Seattle

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Broadband, consolidation and neutrality are my subjects this evening on Olympia’s community radio station KAOS. In order of their attribution on the show, here are the links to my sources from tonight’s 30 minutes. Stream or download the archived show by CLICKING HERE.

Broadband money begins to flow from Broadband Breakfast

The Killer App of 1900 by Glenn Fleishman on Publicola, Seattle’s News Elixir

Research shows doubts about effect of stimulus by Matt Lasar from Ars Technica

McDonalds launching free WiFi by David Coursey from PC World

Google is providing free WiFi at 47 US airports

MuniWireless coverage of first grant winners announcement

Broadband report on stimulus grant winners from Scribd

Rural broadband grants will help America compete by Ben Scott, Free Press

Measure results of $7.2b broadband funds by Charles Benton & Kate Williams

Obama: Cash vs. Principles by Kim Hart from The Hill

Why FCC should stop Comcast from buying NBC by David Coursey from PC World

Don’t let Telecom segregate the Internet by Malkia Cyril, Chris Rabb & Joe Torres

FCC questions Comcast-GE venture by David Goetzl from Media Post

Comcast’s voluntary public interest commitments from Bloomberg

Exposing Comcast’s hollow ‘Public Interest’ commitments from Free Press

Where does Comcast/NBCU rate on ‘Trade Association Scale”? by Harold Feld

PEG Channels’ New Best Friend by Bunnie Riedel, for Multichannel News

Broadband in yo face (AUDIO) from MAG-NET

Majority of minorities not using Internet from Internet Innovation

LPFM: Out of the House, into the Senate by Candace Clement

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Malkia Cyril: Push changed my life, but Hollywood ‘invisibilized patriarchy’

CNN paid Lou Dobbs $8m to quit

Are nuclear weapons safe in Pakistan? by Seymour Hersh

Cecilia Kang explains Google Books settlement on CSPAN

Taking aim at student muckrakers from NY Times

PBS can market its kids show without selling out

The price of free from NY Times

NY Times embraces ‘douche’ as TV dirty word of the moment from Alternet

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Digital Crossroads is back. Hosted by Radioactive Gavin with headlines, clips and original interviews focusing on community media, grassroots activists and government officials.

LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD the pilot.

Pilot features interviews from the 2008 Free Press Conference on media reform. Dennis Moynihan of Democracy Now! and Free Speech TV. Joe Torres of Free Press. Sam Husseini of Institute for Public Accuracy and Washington Stakeout. Malkia Cyril of Center for Media Justice.

Series topics: Media literacy & media justice… How technology politics affect journalism, free speech and your everyday life… Nationwide blackout of analog TV and transition to digital… The Supreme Court takes on the FCC and broadcast indecency… Privacy and surveillance under Republicrats… The record industry, local radio and the future of music… Plus, network neutrality and the latest news about the news…

Remember, change starts with you! Let me know if you’re listening…

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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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