Daily Archives: April 24, 2011

Don’t Let Congress Silence NPR and PBS

Letters, calls and emails from people like you helped save funding for NPR and PBS this year, but there are still six bills in Congress that could end future funding for public broadcasting.  

Help us beat back these attacks by urging your representative to stand with the American people and protect public media. Sign the letter below to put Congress on notice: It can’t play politics with one of the last, best sources of news and programming we have in America.

Activist Tools

Media Policy 101 booklet
Learn the nuts and bolts of media policy so you can change the system. From the role of Congress and the Federal Communications Commission in crafting policy to the laws that govern the public airwaves, everything you need to know about media rulemaking and regulation is here in this booklet.
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Media Reform Action Guide
This 68-page booklet is an essential primer for changing the media. Filled with useful tools, it gives step-by-step instructions on everything from mobilizing your community and… Continue reading

Tips and Tools for Engaged Citizens
Here you’ll find many tools and resources for learning about media policy issues and participating in the media reform movement. An overview of each resource is provided below.


Resource Library
The library includes research reports, white papers, activist tools, book reviews, filings and other FCC docket-related materials, and issue backgrounders on all aspects of media policy reform. These materials will help you better understand the media and engage in the movement for media reform.

Who Owns the Media Charts
Who owns the media serving our nation and your community? Just how Big… Continue reading


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democracy demands media reform:

Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund

 Free Press Basics

Free Press is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Free Press was launched in late 2002 by media scholar Robert W. McChesney and Josh Silver, our president and CEO. Today, Free Press is the largest media reform organization in the United States, with nearly half-a-million activists and members and a full-time staff of more… Continue reading

Save the Internet


The Coalition is two million everyday people who have banded together with thousands of nonprofit organizations, businesses and bloggers to protect Internet freedom. learn more »




The Coalition is two million everyday people who have banded together with thousands of nonprofit organizations, businesses and bloggers to protect Internet freedom.

The Coalition believes that the Internet is a crucial engine for economic growth, civic engagement and free speech. We’re working together to preserve Net Neutrality, the First Amendment of the Internet, which ensures that the Internet remains open to new… Continue reading

Written by: Judy Dudiak

This blog/website News For The Proactive, is inspired by a series of emails I sent to friends and family right after the major earthquake ruptured various Fukushima reactors. The below email I sent a month ago is still important today. I will post additional items from those emails.


Previously Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:00 PM
Please view this video – from the Truth Frequency Radio – Special Broadcast on the Japanese disaster –  includes conspiracy theories that I do not necessarily agree or disagree with. However, the information about Chernobyl is… Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians (formerly Forest Guardians) organizes citizens to give back to the land and replant native ecosystems through river restoration work. In the arid Southwest, streams are the arteries of life and WildEarth Guardians has been working to protect and restore Southwestern ecosystems through our Stream Team work for more than a decade.


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 Written by: Judy Dudiak

 I hope you are watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on ABC. With all the work I’ve been doing on News For The Proactive, I haven’t had time to catch up on important TV viewing until yesterday when I watched the first two episodes. 

First, I was very embarrassed as a U.S. citizen to have this young man from England come here to save our children – and then to watch bureaucracy at its worst made me cringe to my scalp.

I am shocked and dismayed at the level of food… Continue reading