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The Real Media Indecency: Media Monopoly and What YOU Can Do About It with Jeff Perlstein

Today five corporations control more than 80 percent of what the American people see and hear, down from fifty companies just ten years ago. At the urging of Chairman Michael Powell, the Federal Communications Commission voted last year to make it even easier for these five corporations to gobble up more local outlets. Along with the opposition of millions of Americans and
organizations across the political spectrum, Media Alliance has temporarily stopped the FCC give-away in the courts. This spring, Chairman Powell is bringing his new FCC Localism Task Force to Monterey.
Santa Cruz Writers Roundtable Presents:

Thursday, March 4
6:00 - 7:00 PM
FREE

Santa Cruz Main Library
Reading Room
224 Church Street
(Church and Cedar)

The Real Media Indecency: Media Monopoly and What YOU Can Do About It with Jeff Perlstein, Executive Director, Media Alliance.

Today five corporations control more than 80 percent of what the American people see and hear, down from fifty companies just ten years ago. At the urging of Chairman Michael Powell, the Federal Communications Commission voted last year to make it even easier for these five corporations to gobble up more local outlets. Along with the opposition of millions of Americans and
organizations across the political spectrum, Media Alliance has temporarily stopped the FCC give-away in the courts. This spring, Chairman Powell is bringing his new FCC Localism Task Force to Monterey.

Join Jeff in a discussion about what citizens can do to tell Powell what the public thinks about the media monopoly. Jeff Perlstein is the Executive Director of Media Alliance in San Francisco, a media resource and advocacy center for journalists, activists, nonprofits, and the community. Jeff initiated campaigns for Press Freedom during Wartime, greater community accountability at Clear Channel station KMEL-FM, and public hearings on the FCC's media ownership rules. He is also co-founder of the website www.Indymedia.org, which launched during the Seattle WTO protests in 1999 and now links over 120 Independent Media Centers in more than 22 countries.

Meeting since 1990, the Santa Cruz Writers Roundtable offers local writers a chance to meet and discuss various issues of the craft, including creativity, writing styles, publishing and author's rights.

By listening to writers from various genres, writers can enrich their own writing and learn from each other.

For further information call Don Monkerud at 724-2059.

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Friends of the Library and the National Writers Union.
 
 


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