Racial bias, under-representation, lack of access… these are just a few concerns of media justice activists. Confronted with the ever increasing concentration of media, and the tossing away of FCC regulations ensuring diversity on the airwaves, under-resourced communities are getting organized. On this edition, we’ll take a look at Media Justice, and the grassroots efforts to make media more accountable.
Jay Smooth, Hip Hop writer; USavior, Activist and Music Promoter; Jin, Rapper; John Liu, New York City Council Member; Miss Jones and Miss Info, Hot 97 Radio Hosts; Nana Soul, Black Wax Recording Artist and Activist; DJ Kuttin Kandy, ReacHip Hop Co-Founder and Organizer; Radio Rootz Project; McRae Parker, Director of Youth Development and Training, Youth Radio; Thenmozhi Soundararajan Director, Third World Majority; Elana Rosen, Director, Just Think; Malkia Cyril, Director, Youth Media Council; Makani Themba-Nixon, Director, Praxis Project; Mark Lloyd, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.
- Raw interview: Malkia Cyril, Director of Youth Media Council
Cyril is a founding organizer of the Media Justice Network.
- Raw interview: Dee Davis, Director of Center for Rural Strategies
CRS successfully stopped a reality TV show that would have negatively portrayed rural low-income people.
For more information:
Youth Media Council - Oakland, CA
Center for American Progress – Washington, D.C.