Free Press is an amazing organization completely dedicated to media justice and the protection of our democracy. They do incredible work to help ensure EVERYONE has access to fair and just information and to communication services that are so critical to all of us.
Free Press is inclusive of all peoples including Native Americans. Media reform is not only complex but a huge challenge for Indian Country where our voice on the media and digital divides are often not heard. Free Press provides a critically important role by representing the interests of some of the most vulnerable and un-served populations in the United States on Communications and Telecommunications issues.
Thanks so much for the feedback! Having just attended the NAJA conference it's apparent to me how important media reform is for Indian Country and how valuable Free Press's work is in those communities. And I agree maintaining long-term financial sustainability is a challenge but having committed, engaged and supportive board members like you will help us to continue to progress in the right direction and make change to the media landscape no matter how long it takes. Cheers - Jessy
Free Press has been a leader in the movement to keep our democracy vibrant through ensuring that the means of distributing information (i.e. media, internet, TV, etc.) remain democratic. They have been especially prominent in the fight to maintain the internet as a free space for the flowering of creative and political potential. I have been a monthly donor to Free Press for two years and I am continually impressed with the enormous amount of advocacy work they do on such a tight budget. Without any hesitation, I recommend them to volunteers and donors as a place where what you do and give makes a huge difference.
Thanks for your comments and review! Your ongoing support via your monthly gifts are so important to our work - our work for universally accessible communications, from the local to the global. And yes, our work to maintain internet as a free space for the flowering of creative and political potential is essential! Without donors and activists like you, we couldn't do it. Together we fight the good fight, onward! Amy Altwarg Clough, Free Press Staff.
Free Press has provided a strong voice in support of the actual fair and balanced news that comes from non-commercial, locally owned, public media. The system of PBS and NPR and their locally-controlled member stations has benefited from the research and advocacy work of Free Press.
Thanks for the feedback and for your past support, Michael! One of our current goals is to refresh our intellectual capital, especially in the realm of continuing our research on viable and sustainable public media models. We've done a lot of groundwork in this area (see http://www.savethenews.org/public-media/resources)and we hope you will be helping to lead efforts to implement the most promising strategies. Please stay in touch. ~Sara Longsmith, FP staff
I'm subscribed to several non-profit action email newsletters which keep me abreast of issues relevant to me, and FreePress is one of them.
They tirelessly fight to keep freedom of expression alive, be it by petitioning to prevent illegal mergers to investigating corruption to contesting legislation that will impose on our liberties.
Best of all, they deliver easy-to-understand, easy to get involved email digests that are concise and socially righteous, and their online petitions make it simple to make your voice heard with a click.
Buster, thanks for the great review! You really "get" our work, especially the long-term nature of it. We hope that you'll be able to attend and speak up at a public hearing on media policy one of these days so that policymakers and leaders will be able to see and hear the real person behind your petition. Stay tuned! ~Sara Longsmith, FP staff
Free Press is an excellent organization of committed media reformers, policy analysts, communications specialists and activists. Each person that I have met and collaborated with at Free Press has a unique passion for changing the media reform landscape in America. Their campaigns are sharp, concise, educational and entertaining. They have invigorated a base in America through their hard work and conscientious coalition building to engage Americans in the media policy making process.
Hi Mera! Thanks for being a champion reviewer and tireless ally! Glad you made it to NCMR--stay tuned for our next location and dates in spring 2013. In the meantime, I hope we get to work together at some point. ~Sara Longsmith P.S. our new graphic designer will begin soon, so be sure to let us know what you think of our new stuff.