It’s amazing how much can happen in a month. We’ve been criss-crossing the country as of late from Richmond to Seattle to Austin to Orlando to DC participating in panels, organizing activists, giving testimony and playing rock shows, all in the shadow of the profundity of war. With the 24-hour news coverage of the war, which is simultaneously gripping and sickening, we are forced to think about how the media affects our lives how it informs us as citizens and, even more, how it can actually influence the course of events through its very presence.
It is with this heightened awareness of the media’s impact that we redouble our efforts to organize and inform our supporters about the importance of the media ownership proceedings that are currently under consideration by the FCC. The FCC is expected to release its final order on numerous cross ownership rules in eight weeks rules that will have a profound impact on the shape of media ownership for decades to come. We urge you to attend hearings if you can, submit comments to the FCC, and write letters to your members of Congress. For more about what you can do, read on.