Take Back the Media: Policy, Protest, and Protecting American Democracy

A Lecture by Josh Silver

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
6:00 p.m.
Boston Athenæum, 10½ Beacon Street

Josh Silver argues that the media policies made in Washington, D.C. are the cause of corporate programming on radio and TV, fake news that fails to inform, slow, overpriced Internet service, and struggling public media. His organization, Free Press, calls for media that give the American people quality news and programming, reflect our country’s diversity, meet the information needs of local communities, and support our democracy. Silver will discuss important current policy debates and how individuals can get involved in the public policies that shape our media system.

JOSH SILVER is the executive director and co-founder of the nonpartisan media policy reform organization Free Press. He previously served as campaign manager for public funding of elections in Arizona and as the director of development for the cultural arm of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Silver publishes frequently on media, campaign finance, and other public policy issues.

A reception will follow this lecture. Reservations will be accepted starting March 11 at 617-720-7600.

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