Our Media, Not Theirs

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Nation columnist John Nichols offers criticism of mainstream media outlets and argues for media reform
Nation columnist John Nichols offers criticism of mainstream media outlets and argues for media reform
Friday, October 3, 2008
9:00pm @ Central Library

The Kansas City Public Library hosts Nation magazine columnist John Nichols for a critique of mainstream media outlets during a program called Our Media, Not Theirs on Friday, October 3, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation, the oldest weekly journal published in the United States and self-described “flagship of the left.” His articles have appeared in The Progressive, In These Times, The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune. Nichols is also co-founder of Free Press, a media reform network.

This program will be preceded by a video address from Senator Claire McCaskill as well as Federal Communications Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein.

Admission is free. Click here or call 816.701.3668 to RSVP. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th and Baltimore.

As part of Media Reform Week, this program is sponsored by Friends of Community Media as well as the ACLU/KC Metro Chapter, American Friends Service Committee, Common Cause, Cross Border Network, UMKC Department of Communications Studies, Free Press, Heartland Labor Forum, Kansas City for Ranked Choice Voting, KC Iraq Task Force, 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, MAINstream Coalition, Media Watch, Missouri Association of Social Welfare, Peace Works, ReclaimDemocracy.org – Kansas City Chapter, Social Workers for Peace and Social Justice, Shalom Catholic Worker House, The Greens of Kansas City, and The Nation.