Apr 15, 2013
Winning is going to require both becoming better surfers and creating big new waves. Are we ready?
I went to the New Media Reform Conference in Denver, Colorado to practice surfing. I came home both a better surfer and more resolved to learn how to create oceanic waves.
Apr 12, 2013
Martinez Street Women's Center is one of our newer MAG-Net anchors, holding down our San Antonio, Texas Chapter. MSWC has been around for 13 years plus, and their Community Health and GirlZone programs are helping to meet the needs of underserved Latina/o and African American communities in San Antonio. Andrea Figueroa, Program Director over the GirlZone program at MSWC took...
Apr 10, 2013
I needed to be there. As I browsed through my computer this morning I ran across the Facebook page of La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles. Those that know me, know La Asamblea was an immigrant rights group I was a part of while living in Minneapolis. Founded by Pablo Tapia and Antonia Alvarez two leaders who for years exemplified "undocumented, unafraid" before it's more recent...
Mar 28, 2013
By Cindy and Duke Schempp-Gomez
On March 9th, a group of curious community members got together for the first meeting sponsored by The People’s Press Project, and our partners at the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net). People from all walks of life and background were represented in the room and their diversity was also reflected in their different interests in Low Power FM (LPFM...
Mar 28, 2013
Check out these panels, sessions and plenaries that feature Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) members, partners and allies.
Mar 27, 2013
by Scott Sanders
Thousands of jubilant news professionals are tossing their hats into the air and their resumes into Al Jazeera’s inbox because Al Jazeera America, a new international cable news channel, is launching this summer. But while they celebrate, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West and Amy Goodman call for a democratic revolution to transform public media.
Mar 14, 2013
by Carlos Pareja
The recent death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, misrepresented by much of the American mainstream press as the end of a dictatorial strongman, should be a time to reflect, appraise, learn and advance the accomplishments of the Bolivarian Revolution and the social programs ignited after Chávez's election in 1998.
producers with Petare Radio...
Mar 7, 2013
By Jessica Gonzalez (originally published on 3/1/2013)
Today marks the first day of Women’s History Month and as a new mother I feel more inclined than ever to celebrate the important role that women have played and continue to play in shaping this country. Of course many of these amazing women never were and likely never will be in the public eye and will be celebrated only by...
Feb 26, 2013
By: Andrea Quijada and Malkia Cyril
At the Media Action Grassroots Network, we love movies! We write them, make them, and view them. And, yes we even critique them. We know how important movies are in the creation of culture, in teaching us how to view our selves, our communities, and the world around us. As cultural workers who hold art at the center of our revolution, we celebrate media...
Feb 20, 2013
Tracy Rosenberg has worked as Media Alliance's Executive Director since 2007. She has organized and advocated for a free, accountable and accessible media system, focusing on the protection and sustainability of alternative media outlets monitored the mainstream media for accuracy and fair representation and facilitated the training of numerous nonprofit organizations and citizen's...