The digital age has profoundly changed the function and future of media, journalism and democracy. In the wake of the dramatic restructuring of how we communicate and define our communities, what are the implications for democracy? How can alternative media awaken, educate and engage the electorate?Join top progressive radio and television talk show host Thom Hartmann; Goddard alumna, former board member, and White House Correspondent and Bureau Chief for the Talk Radio News Service, Ellen Ratner; former President & Chief Executive Officer for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Maxie C Jackson III; and Bitch Media’s co-founder and editorial/creative director Andi Zeisler while they, and others, talk about issues of ownership, community and activism in today’s media landscape at the upcoming Alternative Media Conference at the Plainfield, VT campus. Saturday’s conference will kick off on the night of May 17 with a special live broadcast of the Thom Hartmann Program with Sen. Bernie Sanders at WGDR Studios, Goddard College Community Radio (91.1fm Plainfield, 91.7fm Hardwick) to celebrate their 40th anniversary of community radio!
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