The National Conference for Media Reform is one of the biggest events in the movement to create a more democratic, participatory media environment.
Taking place in Boston from April 8-10, 2011, NCMR brings activists, media makers, educators, journalists, artists and policymakers in sessions about journalism and public media; technology and innovation; policy and politics; arts and culture; social justice and movement building; plus how-to workshops and hands-on trainings.
NCMR features nearly 300 speakers and performers, ranging from experts on Internet law to a Tony Award-winning playwright; from a Nobel laureate to organizers on the front lines of the media reform movement. FMC staff is happy to be part of the conversation in Boston.
FMC Director of Programs Jean Cook will join a panel called “Artists and Advocacy: Engaging Creatives to Create Change,” which features leaders in the arts and cultural space, including author and activist David Bollier, AmplifyMe founder Scherazade Daruvalla King, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Executive Director Jack Walsh, and Michael Winship of Writers Guild of America East.
FMC Communications Director & Sr. Policy Strategist Casey Rae-Hunter is among those speaking on “Local Media and Culture: What Does It All Mean for the Music Scene?” Rounding out the conversation is Free Press Outreach Manager Candace Clement, Media Justice League Executive Director DeAnne Cuellar, hip-hop historian and journalist Davey D, musician/writer Michael J. Epstien and Boston Phoenix staff writer Chris Faraone.
Online registration ends this Friday — hope to see you there!