We host public events with thought leaders to inform folks of important problems and workshop actionable steps and long-term solutions.
In addition to hosting public events, Media and Democracy Project meet virtually twice-monthly on Mondays.
We aim to better understand and respond to the factors that influence public opinion, voters and democracy. Register for a meeting here.
How Giant Media Companies & Dark Money Sabotage the FCC & Democracy
Join us at 7pm ET for a conversation with Gigi Sohn, a recent nominee of President Biden for the Federal Communication Commission, to discuss how her nomination was sabotaged by Big Telecom, dark money, right wing extremist groups, and media oligarchs, as well as other issues shaping media and democracy. Sign up for the event here.
Gigi Sohn is one of the nation’s leading public advocates for open, affordable and democratic communications networks.
What Can We Do to Solve the Crisis of Journalism and Fix Our FCC?
Robert McChesney, Professor of Communication at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign joined us for an engaging discussion and Q&A about proposed solutions to the crisis of local journalism and media diversity.
Screening and Discussion of Mr. Jones
Andrea Chalupa, author / screenwriter of "Mr. Jones" and co-host of the podcast Gaslit Nation. Streamed screening of "Mr. Jones" followed by Q&A with Andrea.
Join our Fight Against #HateForProfit and Disinformation
Nandini Jammi, co-founder Sleeping Giants and Check-My-Ads. Pioneer activist in defunding hate-for-profit and disinformation via adtech and brand awareness.
Saving Democracy Through Local Journalism
Peter Shaplen, Journalist, AP Mark Twain Award winner, (co-hosted with Secure Elections Network).
Dark Money: Poison of American Democracy
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, author of The Scheme: How the Right Wing Used Dark Money to Capture the Supreme Court, (co-hosted with Blue-Wave Brigade).
People You May Know: Screening and Director Q&A
Katharina Gellein Viken, co-director People You May Know, an exploration into the political alliance among religious fundamentalists, oligarchs, and Cambridge Analytica's shell companies that have fundamentally shifted the balance of politics in the United States.
FEB 25 2021
The Unholy Alliance: How Christian Nationalists, Plutocrats & Disinformation Platforms Sabotage Democracy
Anne Nelson, author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right.
Media and Democracy - What You Can - and Need to Do
Robert W. McChesney, co-author of Rich Media. Poor Democracy" & "Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex Is Destroying America, co-founder of Free Press.
JUN 27 2020
The Brainwashing of My Dad: How the Rise of the Right-Wing Media Changed a Father and Divided Our Nation--And How We Can Fight Back: Screening and Director Q&A
How to combat disinformation / misinformation
Nora Benavides, a civil and human rights attorney.