Today marks the 10th Anniversary of Chicago Media Action

Posted by Mitchell - November 2, 2012 (entry 695)

I don't want this to go unremarked: The date of this blog post marks what can arguably be construed as the tenth anniversary of Chicago Media Action.

Folks who have followed Chicago Media Action over the years may recall that Chicago Media Action came as the result of a controversy that took place exactly ten years ago today. Suffice it to say, we've come a long way since then.

We'd remark on this some more, and hopefully will soon, but to be fair we've been a bit busy lately, including:

* Setting up a rapid-response form for a Chicago activist and scholar whose legal case could set a frightening precedent in Illinois law.

* Raising hell over WBEZ's decision to drop "Smiley & West". Good news: Two other Chicago-area radio stations are picking up the show and a Chicago event with Mr. Smiley (and a certain Ms. Goodman) will take place next week.

There's more in the works of course. Hopefully we can find some time to exhale and celebrate. It's been an extraordinary ride, some of which we've chronicled on this website. We invite you to explore and help out. Here's to another ten years of fighting the good media fight.

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