May 20 2009

Join FAIR at the NYC Grassroots Media Conference

Join FAIR at the 6th Annual NYC Grassroots Media Conference

Hope to Action

Saturday | May 30th 2009


Since 2004, the annual NYC Grassroots Media Conferences feature workshops, skills-sharing, dialogue, debate and strategizing sessions about media making, media policy and how to use media to forward social justice campaigns.

Hunter College, 68th Street and Lexington Ave | Entrance via West Building

Hours: 9am-6pm

FAIR’s Managing Editor, Julie Hollar, along with Arun Gupta of the Indypendent and Christy Thornton of the NACLA Report on the Americas, will lead the panel:

“Life After the Death of Left Print Journalism?” 12:15 – 1:45 pm

For those working towards a more just world, corporate-owned media has been recognized as a bankrupt model that inadequately serves the people. Many vital independent publications have stepped up to fill in those gaps, but they aren’t immune to the crisis affecting print media right now. How are these publications responding to the many new challenges–from the economic crisis, to the recent postal hikes, to the collapse of the Independent Press Association? What new models of journalism and distribution are being forged by publications that serve our own communities, and what lessons can we draw from these examples? This session will be a facilitated discussion; all people either working in media or those with ideas they’d like to share are invited to join the conversation.

Check out the full day’s schedule here.

For information on how to register to attend, click here to visit the main conference website.

Admission: $20

$15 students/seniors

$5 youth (18 & under)