Media criticism as a tool in media justice campaigns

Submitted by isabel on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 7:25pm
Short Description: 

Community activists are very aware that something is wrong with corporate media coverage of their issues, but often lack the tools to articulate just what is wrong and how to fight for more accountable coverage. In this session, organized by the media criticism experts at FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) and the Center for Media Justice (formerly the Youth Media Council), participants will learn concrete steps for documenting and analyzing media bias and tips on how to challenge inaccurate or unfair news coverage to get the story told right.

Presenter One Name: 
Malkia Cyril, Center for Media Justice
Presenter One Info: 

CMJ Director Malkia Amala Cyril brings to her leadership over a decade of organizing, communications, fundraising and organizational development experience. For the last six years, Malkia has worked tirelessly to develop the Center for Media Justice as one of the nation’s only media strategy and action centers focused on increasing the communications power and rights of disenfranchised communities.

Presenter Two Name: 
Isabel Macdonald, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
Presenter Two Info: 

Isabel Macdonald is the communications director at FAIR. Before she started working at FAIR in June 2007, she was involved with social justice, labor and media activism in Toronto, Canada.

Presenting organization: 
FAIR, Center for Media Justice