Local Media for Social Change -- A Southern California Regional Summit

Local Media for Social Change
A Southern California Regional Summit

Saturday, March 21, 2009
Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA
11:00am to 5:15pm, with reception to follow

How happy are you with your local news? How are the issues you care about being covered?

If you are concerned that our democracy and your community are being underserved by the state of today's media, then you should join us for this informative half-day summit.

The program is in the works, but here is a taste of what we are working on:

Panel Discussion
• How do local media help or hurt our communities (set up problem)?
• How can we participate in media to affect local social change (solutions)?

Brad Friedman, BradBlog.com
Linda Milazzo, Widely published journalist and teacher
Anthony Samad, Syndicated columnist- Black Commentator, LA Progressive
Mario Solis-Marich, The Mario Solis-Marich Show KTLK AM1150

Moderated by Tanya Acker, Political Analyst (CNN, MSNBC, FOX)

Sample Breakout Sessions:

- Citizen journalism/Internet: You Be the News or U B the News
- Using Social Networking to get your message out
- Not being heard? Start your own story
- Breaking the Digital Divide: Internet for Everyone
- Saving LA Public Access
- Indigenous Media

Sign up to attend today so that you can:

  • Gain and share knowledge/experience
  • Network with local activists
  • Learn how today's media environment affects what we know -- and what we don't
  • Get tips on how to make your message heard
  • Find out ways to bring about change

Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 at the door / $10 for students (with valid ID) and youth (18 and under). Add $8 if you would like a boxed lunch.

Free for Occidental College students, faculty and staff.