Amy Goodman, Tavis Smiley & Cornel West: Poverty, Power and the Public Airwaves
375 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL ( see map )
While trading barbs on the narrow range of issues on which they differ, Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney were united in ignoring issues of critical importance to a vast majority of people, for poverty, to war and climate change.
Broadcast networks made billions during this election season, while ignoring their obligation to serve the public interest. What role does the media play in furthering this erosion of our democracy, and how can people organize to ensure that they have a responsible, representative, and responsive media, a true public media that treats our airwaves as the vital national resource that they are?
Join us for an evening of engaged discussion. Presented by Democracy Now!, Smiley & West and Haymarket Books.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....