Moyers & Company Senior Writer Michael Winship and I are attending the National Media Reform Conference in Denver, Colorado. Now in its ninth year, the gathering, organized by Free Press, has become an annual check-in for media makers, media reformers and others concerned about media and Internet policy, increasing media ownership diversity, quality journalism and the ways in which media and the Internet can (and should) strengthen our democracy.
Free Press is offering a live stream of some of the panels and keynotes that will be going on over the weekend. We’ve embedded their livestream below. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter using #NCMR13. Check back next week for interviews Michael and I will conduct with conference attendees.
In 2008, Bill Moyers gave a rousing speech at the NCMR held in Minneapolis. In it, he describes how the media reform movement “was born” during his 2003 interview with Nation reporter John Nichols and Robert McChesney about how media consolidation and for-profit newsrooms are harming our democracy. You can watch Bill’s speech courtesy of Free Press’ YouTube Channel.