EUGENE MEDIA ACTION
Eugene Media Action is a committee of Eugene PeaceWorks working to
and empower citizens to view themselves as media critics and activists. Media activism can range from lobbying mainstream media for more
accuracy, fairness and diversity to supporting or even becoming the independent
media. During our seven-year history, we have sponsored many national and
regional speakers who have addressed media issues.
We were a primary group helping to organize in
Eugene the Peace Justice and Media conference where Jim Hightower and Molly Ivins
spoke and we've co-sponsored a speaking panel with Daniel Ellsberg,
Norman Solomon and Medea Benjamin. Another past project included a weekly film
festival at Cozmic Pizza where over a dozen political films were shown to the
public for free.
Currently we have campaigns to have the progressive column of
Solomon reinstated into the Register Guard newspaper and _to put the
public back into public broadcasting_ in Oregon beginning with KLCC and the Jefferson
Network. We often table at major community events with media related
materials and welcome volunteers with or without media experience join our group.
Contact: David Zupan
Eugene Media Action