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John Boyer
Field Representative
Media for America Campaign
Annandale, VA

http://www.mediaforamerica.org
jboyer3@cox.net
4304 Ann Fitz Hugh Dr.
Annandale, VA 22003
Work: 703-426-4917

Summary:
FCC reform advocacy and activism vs local TV stations

See the Media for America website here.

Below excerpted from http://mediaforamerica.org/ab.htm:

The Media For America campaign was developed following the National Conference on Media Reform held November 2003 in Madison, Wisconsin when 2000 media activists, broadcasters, academics, policy makers, journalists, and elected officials gathered to celebrate the unprecedented public opposition to the controversial FCC rulings in June 2003 enacted to allow even greater concentration of media ownership. Not since 1934 had so many citizen groups voiced such discontent with commercial media interests. The keynote address by Bill Moyers is worth reading and distributing.

John Boyer and Henry Kroll have been involved for more than 25 years in public broadcasting, media education, media policy reform and community outreach. Strategically based in Washington, DC and San Francisco, the national centers respectively for media policy development and media reform activism, they teamed up at the Madison conference to explore effective ways to involve more ordinary citizens in the media ownership debate. Launched in January, 2004, MFA began working closely with three key groups with enormous potential to bolster the media reform effort.