This is a time of unprecedented change for media policies and platforms. Factors such as the current economic crisis, rampant media consolidation, emerging new media technology and shifts in the administration bring unique and urgent challenges and opportunities to the movement for social justice and human rights. Faced with this changing communications landscape, grassroots justice organizations have a significant role to play in clarifying the core media policy threats and challenges facing media platforms in the U.S., and envisioning a long-term media policy agenda that supports open, accessible, and affordable public platforms and eliminates racism and poverty.
These times demand visionary, movement building approaches to media policy change.
It’s no longer enough to win individual victories, we must use media policy change to fundamentally shift our social, cultural and political ecology.
This discussion focuses on the media policy and infrastructure problems facing the U.S.