The MAG-Net Blog

Jun 18, 2013
Check out these sessions, caucuses, and events that feature MAG-Net members, partners and allies. Stay in touch during the conference - Join the Twitter Conversation by following us @mediaaction and Tag #mediajustice #AMC2013 THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH- NETWORK GATHERINGS 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Jun 17, 2013
Recent coverage and public discussion of the government's Internet and telephone spying leaves a major question unanswered: How, given what we know, does this trashing of privacy affect activists, particularly women and people of color?
Jun 14, 2013
Philadelphia MAG-Net member, Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) was started in 1995 by a group of young people who were concerned about not receiving the quality of education that they deserved. They decided that if school reform were going to be successful, it would have to involve students as leaders for change. Since that time, the organization has grown from the dream of a few students to a...
May 23, 2013
Crossposted from Learning About Multimedia Project (LAMP)'s website In the years since the issue of bullying has garnered national attention and increasing concern, most big media companies have created campaigns designed to prevent bullying or to otherwise give people an opportunity to speak against it and raise awareness. MTV has A Thin Line, ABC Family has Delete Digital...
May 1, 2013
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 The Applied Research Center (APC) and The Drop the I-Word Campaign joined with activists, including Fernando Chavez, attorney and eldest son of Cesar Chavez, and Jose Antonio Vargas, award-winning journalist and founder of Define American, to deliver petitions signed by 70,000 people to the New York Times urging them to stop using the term, “illegal” from...
Apr 18, 2013
Three days ago I saw the aftermath of explosives that tore through a crowd of unsuspecting bystanders, shrapnel leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. I read how children lost their lives, others lost limbs and a nation looked on in horror. On Monday, this same scene played out over and over again. All of them separate bombings, all on the same day and all in the same country. Iraq is this...
Apr 18, 2013
The Free Press 2013 National Conference on Media Reform in Denver, Co brought together media justice advocates, organizers, journalists and independent media makers from around the country. The liveliness of the movement for a more just and equitable media system was definitely on display in Denver. I experienced it first hand in conversations with radio hosts connecting inmates and their...
Apr 15, 2013
He didn’t understand why they took his dad away from them.  “It’s all my fault…I must be a bad son”. After a long time, he received a phone call and heard his dad’s voice again.  Grandma kept saying “you can’t talk too long”.  There weren’t that many calls after that one.  Then there were no calls at all. 
Apr 15, 2013
I attended my very first National Conference for Media Reform (#NCMR2013), last weekend as a member of the Media Action Grass Roots Network #MediaJustice Delegation. A week later, I am still chewing through so much of the content I absorbed in Denver; from panels on journalism; activism; technology; social and media justice to policy and politics; the conference was filled with passionate...
Apr 15, 2013
The 2013 National Conference for Media Reform provided me with an invaluable learning experience. I would characterize the conference as an opportunity to learn social justice advocacy tools and grow social movements. While attending the Conference, I learned new community engagement/organizing strategies, engaged in strategic planning, and developed coalitions with key leaders in the media...