Media democracy is not a lofty ideal or vague catch phrase.
Most readers are aware that Chicago community media provider CAN TV is a valuable communications resource with great potential. And some of you have heard through independent channels of the labor unrest at CAN TV that resulted in a union contract and the exit of some of its overpaid managers. But, sadly, CAN TV remains, at its core, an undemocratic organization.
Please click here to read more and sign a petition to give voting control of CAN TV to its individual and non-profit organization volunteer members and donors. That is, unless you think that one of Chicago's few media avenues with substantive and continuing funding for independent information, perspectives, and culture should be abandoned to the will of a few self-selecting, establishment-connected board trustees.
Please click here to read more and sign the petition.
The more petition signatures gathered before the CAN TV board of trustees meeting on Wednesday December 14th, the better!
Please distribute this via social media and email.
You can find independent media coverage of the unionization of the CAN TV staff here, here, and here.
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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