www.FreePress.net is hosting their 3rd conference on media reform in Memphis TN. Speakers this year include Bill Moyers, Ben Bagdikian, Phil Donahue, Amy Goodman, Jane Fonda, Danny Glover, Robert Greenwald, and host Robert McChesney.
Our topic is "Organizing for Cable Access in a Changing Regulatory Environment"
Negotiations with your cable company are a way to win a chance for your community to get its own TV channel, video equipment and studios for free public use, free Internet for community members, and more. With big telephone and cable companies re-writing video franchise regulations to suit their interests, advocates need to understand the franchise process. This workshop will provide a brief overview of cable franchise agreements and then illustrate what you can do to help your city get more from your cable company. Participants will learn step-by-step how to how to create enough public pressure for success in getting or maintaining community media.
Sue Buske and Randy Van Dalsen, Buske Group
David Mathison, Media Action Marin