Watch a recording of this event below:
The Nation’s editor D.D. Guttenplan and senior editor Lizzy Ratner along with award-winning journalists Laura Flanders, Sara Lomax-Reese and S. Mitra Kalita invite you to join a conversation about the critical importance of independent media.
A year ago, Laura invited Mitra and Sara, the founders of URL media, a network of Black and Brown-owned media platforms, to partner with her in a monthly feature of The Laura Flanders Show they called, Meet the BIPOC Press. Broadcasting on nearly 300 PBS stations across the USA, the partnership has featured scores of leading BIPOC journalists in a time slot that until now has been dominated by thoroughly conventional programming.
This conversation will focus on both the critical importance and the institutional challenges in lifting up new media voices and reporting underreported stories. URL Media is a decentralized, multi-platform network of Black and Brown media organizations that share content, distribution, and resources to enhance reach and build long-term sustainability. Their model may hold important lessons for the future of independent media in the US. Join the conversation and hear how grassroots media really works and how you can best support it. There will be ample time for audience questions.
This is a free event, registration is required. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].