Diverse Coalition Wants Diverse Media

A Free Press open letter continues the push (12/18/08) for Barack Obama “to appoint leaders who will reform the media and protect the open Internet.” The letter’s diverse signatories include FAIR, along with the Center for American Progress, Service Employees International Union, National Organization for Women, American Library Association, UNITY: Journalists of Color, the Hip Hop Caucus, bloggers from DailyKos and members of Pearl Jam. Specifically,

public-interest groups, bloggers and the creative community strongly support Obama’s pledges to diversify media ownership, renew public media and promote fast, affordable, open Internet access. The letter’s signers now call on Mr. Obama to appoint public officials who will carry out our shared goals.

Read the full text and entire list of signatories here.