Supporting community media

At the Media, Meet Justice! community meeting on Oct. 20, one discussion group focused on sustaining community media.

While all community media organizations are in need of financial need, discussion tonight focused on the immediate challenges of maintaining local funding for public access channel SCAN, currently slated for major cuts under the Mayor's proposed budget.

The City Council will make a final decision on the budget on Nov. 22.

Groups represented in the discussion: KBCS, SCAN, Hollow Earth Radio, Reclaim the Media, Youth Media Institute, and independent bloggers/artists.

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