Media Reform

Midwest Democracy Network: Media Reform

Television broadcasters have a responsibility to promote democratic participation through ongoing, high-quality coverage of government, public affairs, elections, candidates and issues. Recent studies show, however, that broadcasters are not honoring the public interest obligations they accept in exchange for free use of the airwaves.

Network News in Media Reform

June 12 2007 at 09:41 AM

Reform Groups Call on FCC to Hold TV Broadcasters Accountable for Inadequate Election Coverage

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CHICAGO -- An alliance of Midwest civic and political reform groups is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to impose stronger public interest obligations on local television broadcasters as part of the new regulatory framework that will…

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Featured Reports in Media Reform

February 17 2009 at 02:01 PM

Tribune Columnist Eric Zorn suggests removal of derisive political reform slang

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CHICAGO—A Chicago Tribune columnist is even discouraging use of the sometimes-patronizing term “goo-goo” to describe “those who expect and demand better of our elected officials.”

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June 02 2008 at 01:06 PM


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MADISON, Wisconsin -- Almost $200 million has been spent on television advertising so far during this presidential election year, with the overwhelming amount of recent spending coming from the race for the Democratic nomination.In total, Democratic candidates for president have…

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