Posted 10 months ago on Jan. 23, 2013, 3:24 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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I'm writing to personally invite you to join me at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver on April 5–7, 2013.
If you care about the future of the media, technology and our democracy, I need you to be there.
2013 will be a turning point in the fight for better media. What happens this year will reshape the future of the Internet, journalism, free speech and access to communications. And with your help, the public will have a say in what happens.
We're in the middle of a crucial struggle over who owns the media and how much of it will be controlled by a few giant companies. Major court rulings are expected soon on whether the Federal Communications Commission will have the power to protect the open Internet. Critical decisions will be made about the future of public media, journalism, broadband, privacy and so much more.
The second Obama administration will introduce new players and opportunities. But our opponents are readying their attack on the public interest, trying to strip away the most basic safeguards, to seize more control over how you communicate and to keep Washington in their pockets.
The National Conference for Media Reform is where we fight back. It's where we demonstrate the depth, diversity and determination of the public opposition to media moguls and corrupt policymakers. It's where we celebrate our many wins and strategize for the bigger challenges — and future victories — that lie ahead. It's where we imagine what our media system could be.
There's nothing like the National Conference for Media Reform. Nowhere else will you find so many people working so passionately on the issues at the intersection of media, technology and democracy. The sessions are packed and interactive. The energy in the room is palpable. The parties are a blast.
Our fantastic program is taking shape and the lineup of speakers — including Lost star Evangeline Lilly, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Upworthy co-founder Eli Pariser, poet and performer Staceyann Chin and former White House technology adviser Susan Crawford — is growing every day.
And better still, if you sign up by Jan. 30, you can register for the entire conference at a special discounted rate. For all we have in store, you cannot beat this price.
Hope to see you in April!
Craig Aaron President and CEO Free Press www.conference.freepress.net
Free Press is a nonpartisan organization building a nationwide movement for media that serve the public interest. Learn more at www.freepress.net.