CMA Letter in March/April 2004 American Journalism Review

Posted by Mitchell - February 28, 2004 (entry 155)

(originally published in the American Journalism Review, March/April 2004)

Chicago Media Action thanks Charles Layton and AJR for the article "News Blackout."

As an aside, the article didn't mention that Robert Feder wrote about the Chicago forum in the Chicago Sun-Times. Also, Karen Young--the main subject of Layton's article--has since left Chicago Media Action.

We are concerned that Layton's article does suggest that public broadcasting covered the media ownership debate in early 2003 sufficiently well. If you think that, we have a wonderful war to sell you! Public broadcasting is increasingly beholden to commercialism and corporate corruption. CMA is making public broadcasting a focus of our work.

Mitchell Szczepanczyk
Chicago Media Action
Chicago, Illinois

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