RTM represents at the Memphis NCMR

Like many media activists around the country, Reclaim the Media is beginning 2007 by getting ready for the third National Conference on Media Reform, taking place this month in Memphis. RTM’s Daniel Hannah, Susan Gleason, Karen Toering, Jonathan Lawson and Jan Strout will all be there, along with many more Seattle and Northwest folks.

RTM will be participating in the conference in several ways. Karen Toering will join Jenn Pozner (Women in Media & News), Thenmozhi Soundararajan (Third World Majority), Jessica Clark (In These Times and DeAnne Cuellar (Texas Media Empowerment Project) for the panel There Is No Media Justice Without Women: Models for Feminist Media Action. Another panel, Winning on the Ground: Strategies for Stopping Big Media, features Jonathan Lawson alongside
Amanda Ballantyne (Free Press), Jon Bartholomew (Common Cause Maine), Beth McConnell (PennPIRG) and Jenny Toomey (Future of Music Coalition).

Jonathan and Karen are also taking part in the Journalism that Matters project and will be participating in a JTM conference preceding and overlapping with the Memphis NCMR. Reclaim the Media is proud to cosponsor a Women’s Media Networking Breakfast organized by Women in Media and News and the Women's Media Fund at the Global Fund for Women.

On Friday afternoon, Reclaim the Media will host a NW regional caucus for conference attendees from northwest states and provinces. If you’re coming from the Northwest, come find us!

(Also check out the schedule for representatives from many other cool groups around the country who we're proud to call our allies - groups like the SFBay's Youth Media Council, Media Alliance and Third World Majority, Philly's Media Tank and Prometheus Radio Project, San Antonio's Esperanza Center and Texas MEP, New York's Center for International Media Action, WIMN and Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Grand Rapids' GRIID, and Vermont's CCTV Center for Media and Democracy, to name just a few!

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