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Thursday, August 18 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Opening and Keynote Address

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The Call for Democracy and Journalism in Our Town

John Nichols argues that America is in a democratic crisis in no small part because of the death of journalism in towns and communities throughout the United States.  The answer is a media devoted to the needs of people and a reinvigoration of journalism in our town.   He calls on us to respond to that crisis.

Nichols is the National Affairs Correspondent with The Nation magazine and associate editor of The Capitol Times in Madison, Wisconsin.   He writes regularly on politics and media for In These Times and The Progressive, and appears regularly as a commentator on MSNBC.  

With Robert McChesney, Nichols co-founded Free Press, the national media reform advocacy group which has championed media diversity, net neutrality and online privacy in the past decade.   The author of many books, his most recent work with McChesney is People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

(Nation Books, March 2016).



Curtis Henderson

Boston Neighborhood Network

John Nichols

John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its national affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress. | | Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have... Read More →

Mary Van Sickle

Dakota Media Access Inc.
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Keith Thibault

Fall River Community Media
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Mike Wassenaar

President, Alliance for Community Media
All Things Community Media. Seriously. | | Active ACM volunteer since 2003, I began working for ACM last year. | Trained as a journalist and film/tv historian, I started working in radio when I was 14 (yay, youth media!). Worked in community radio for a decade in Madison and Minneapolis, then was lucky enough to work at SPNN in St Paul.

Thursday August 18, 2016 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom AB

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