Message to CAN TV board of trustees and staff from author and journalist John Nichols
Posted by Scott - November 25, 2016 (entry 724)
Watch the awesome keynote address at the 2016 Alliance for Community Media national conference in Boston, Massachusetts. John Nichols masterfully spoke to all persons operating non-profit community media centers across the country on 8/20/2016:
"If you are waiting for commercial media to fill the void in our democracy, it is not going to happen. If you put off the responsibility to fill that void, then you, not some ceo, not some Roger Ailes someplace, you will be responsible for the diminishment of our democracy because you are our last hope. . . It is time for you to become our media. I'm sick of the term "alternative media". You are not the alternative anymore. Major media in this country has failed. You are the necessary central media of this country and you must step up and fill the void in our democratic discussions in the communities where you live."
This entry was posted by Scott Sanders, a co-founder to date of seven Chicago area media and democracy activist groups. Sanders has worked for long stretches in social science research, in the creation of video documentaries, as a librarian, and also in movie theater management. You can link to Scott's combined curriculum vitae, timeline, and resume here.
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