Grassroots Media Conference in Bellingham

From our friends in Bellingham:

Saturday May 21, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Bellingham; Garden St. Family Center 1231 N. Garden St.

Speakers include Patrick Reinsborough of Smartmeme on "Winning the Battle of the Story: Creating a Culture of Change," Bert Sacks on "Sanctions, War, Occupation, and other Failures of the Media", John Sinno of Arab Film Distribution and much more! Celebrate the growing local and regional culture of independent media production, mobilize support for grassroots-powered media reform, build awareness of local and regional radio, video and web-based media projects. If you are interested in participating or want to get more information please contact Nate Johnson at or 360-510-4833, or visit

Note: speakers also include Seattleites Jonathan Lawson (Reclaim the Media), Sheri Herndon (Indymedia) and Amoshaun Toft (Indymedia radio). The conference will be followed one day later by the Northwest Community Radio Roundtable (see below).
|Update: tentative panel titles

Patrick Reinbsorough: Winning the Battle of the Story/Creating a Culture of Change

[concurrent sessions]
Making Community Radio
The Indymedia Movement
The Recent History of Independent and Grassroots Media

[concurrecnt sessions]
Public Access Television
Building Online Community Media Networks
Grassroots organizing for media reform: lessons from the NCMR

[concurrent sessions]
John Sinno: Demonizing Arabs in the Media and Popular Culture
Low Power FM
Print Journalism
Skillshare: Web-Radio Interface

[concurrent sessions]
Documentary Film I
Making the News
Skillshare: News Writing 101

[concurrent sessions]
Documentary Film II
What Could Indymedia mean for Bellingham? The Future of an Idea
Skillshare: Lobbying for Media Accountability & Independent Media

Bert Sacks: Sanctions, War, Occupation and Other Failures of the Media

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey