Cable Monopoly’s Gain Is Community Media’s Loss: Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger threatens local voices

Critics have rightly argued that if the merger is approved, customers will experience less choice and higher cable bills as a result of increasing media monopolization. What tends to fly under the radar in this debate are further dangers that disproportionately impact underserved communities: the merger’s likely impact on media diversity and community-based media infrastructures, and Comcast’s ongoing attack on organized labor

Jackson Rising: Freedom Summer Turns 50

On Sunday, February 23rd I had the privilege of speaking at an event in New York City with legacy civil rights leaders, like Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Freedom Summer founder Bob Moses and playwright John O-Neal.  The event, “America at the Turning Point” was a daylong event of conversations sparked by the new [...]

Reclaiming May Day: A Movement Led by Immigrant Workers (even 133 years ago)

May 1st is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries. The U.S. government however doesn’t acknowledge this as a holiday and has tried to suppress the bloody repression of workers by the state and private businesses.

Seize the Airwaves!

If the FCC is sincere about its role in protecting the public’s interest in telecommunications and media markets, then they cannot further relax media ownership rules. Repost from

CMJ Podcast: Great Blacks in Wax and Facing Race

This inaugural CMJ Podcast comes to you live from Baltimore where CMJ staff members discuss the lasting memories from the Strong Families, Safe Communities Rally; Karlos’ love advice for the Facing Race Conference; and an impromptu trip to the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore.

Cultural Relief: Marking the One Month Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

As we reflect on the one month anniversary of the Hurricane Sandy, we must applaud the amount of mutual aid, volunteering, and organizing and cultural work being done on small and large scales.

Campaign for Prison Phone Justice collaborates with the “Middle of Nowhere” Film: When Films Inspire Us to Take Action

The Center for Media Justice (CMJ) and the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) had the privilege of bringing our members, allies and partners to an advanced screening of the poignant and powerful film, “Middle of Nowhere” at the Urban World Film Festival in New York City.

Occupy Wall Street and the 99% – Celebrating One Year of Arts, Culture and Media in Movement Building

“We are the 99%”…“They got bailed out, we got sold out”… I’m looking forward belting out these chants with thousands of others this weekend to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

Celebrating Independence from the Corporate Media: A Powerful Media Justice Movement from Detroit and Beyond

Hundreds of us converged at the Allied Media Conference to showcase, dialogue and build together –this is proof that a media infrastructure created and controlled by the 99% is happening. Here are some of the highlights.

CMJ’s Betty Yu: Cultural Organizing in Action

Center for Media Justice is proud to congratulate our Network Manager, Betty Yu on being awarded the 2012 Create Change: Public Artist Residency with the Laundromat Project in New York City.


“InSecurity: Race, Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age” Sponsored by New America Foundation, the Center for Media justice and the Consumers Union