Do We Have a Media Crisis? Core Factors & What We Can Do About It

Democracy Reform Ranking Project

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
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Virtual Event

History and influences that have led our country to the rapid proliferation of a propagandist media that is threatening truth and fomenting extremism.

The presentations will be followed by audience questions and answers and information-sharing on what we can do about the state of the media to address the democracy crisis.

With featured speakers:

Victor Pickard is a professor of media policy and political economy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, where he co-directs the Media, Inequality & Change (MIC) Center. He has authored or edited six books, most recently, Democracy without Journalism?   

Sue Wilson is a former Emmy winning broadcast journalist turned media reformer whose Media Action Center forced Entercom to relinquish its $13.5 million license to operate KDND radio. In 2020, Wilson filed an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court about the hidden consolidation in the Local TV industry.

Chris Lewis brings 20 years of experience in policymaking and political activism, including the last decade working in technology policy at the FCC and as CEO, President and Vice-President at Public Knowledge. He also serves in his local school board in Virginia.