|Minority Groups Say Civil Rights Getting Worse at the FCC|
by Gautham Nagesh, The Hill
A coalition of minority advocacy groups, including the NAACP and Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition, wrote to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and lawmakers on Tuesday complaining about a lack of progress on civil rights issues.
|KUSF License Sold|
In a sudden move that took many by surprise, the University of San Francisco sold the broadcast license of KUSF as a new frequency for the nonprofit iteration of classical station KDFC.
|Local Community Radio Act Passes the Senate|
On Saturday, December 18th, the Local Community Radio Act which opens up frequencies for 10-100 watt radio stations all over the country, passed the Senate and now awaits only the President's signature to become the law of the land.
|SF Public Access Producers Picket Soon-To-Be Closed Facility|
On December 1st at 4:00pm, community producers will gather at the former Access San Francisco facility at 1720 Market Street in San Francisco (now called SF Commons and slated for closure on December 20th) to ask San Francisco city government to protect access to the public channels.
|Community Access Preservation Act|
Action Alert: Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has introduced the Community Access Preservation Act to the House of Representatives to preserve and protect public access television channels nationwide.
|Media Moguls Vow To Fight New Argentine Media Law|
Interpress Service (IPS)
While civil society groups celebrated Argentina's new broadcasting law, media giants threatened to fight it with a wave of lawsuits, and opposition lawmakers pledged to revise it after the next Congress convenes in December.
|Media Crisis and Grassroots Response|
by Jordan Flaherty, Left Turn Magazine
The media landscape in the US is changing rapidly. As all forms of journalists face massive layoffs, analysts fear that journalismís role as a counterforce against the powerful is in jeopardy. For progressives and radicals working in media, itís time to not only question what format news will come in, but also how to approach our work so it is both accountable and sustainable.