Keynote Address at the 2016 ACM National Conference in Boston.
John Nichols argues that America is in a democratic crisis in no small part because of the death of journalism in towns and communities throughout the United States. The answer is a media devoted to the needs of people and a reinvigoration of journalism in our town. He calls on us to respond to that crisis.
Nichols is the National Affairs Correspondent with The Nation magazine and associate editor of The Capitol Times in Madison, Wisconsin. He writes regularly on politics and media for In These Times and The Progressive, and appears regularly as a commentator on MSNBC.
With Robert McChesney, Nichols co-founded Free Press, the national media reform advocacy group which has championed media diversity, net neutrality and online privacy in the past decade. The author of many books, his most recent work with McChesney is People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy
The community TV summer campers wrote, directed, and recorded this short narrative film in order to gain experience with video production and apply the techniques and skills they had been learning all throughout the week.
Check out the monthly Rights & Democracy TV show (RADTV). This month we hear a report back from one of the several Rights & Democracy members who attended the People’s Summit in Chicago last weekend (June 17-19th). Hear updates about the Political Revolution in Vermont from RAD Leadership Committee member Kate Logan, who has been part of the candidate endorsement process and a report back on last night’s Political Revolution Party at Higher Ground. Guests include Grant Taylor, Kate Logan, and Traven Leyshon.
Rights and Democracy shares perspectives leading to a vision for a state in which every Vermonter earns a livable wage and has access to affordable health care, and where a progressive and equitable tax system supports an economy that protects the environment and human rights. We believe Vermont can lead our country in a new direction towards happy, healthy, and just communities for everyone.
For more info visit: http://www.radvt.org/
Learn more with the Burlington Telecom Advisory Board about the conditions of the current contracts with Citibank and Bluewater Group and the limitations these contracts place on the upcoming sale. The advisory board meetings are normally the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Burlington Telecom certificate of Public Good to run a cable business in Burlington for the next 11 years is up for renewal.