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FreePress has come to Denver to hold its biennial National Conference on Media Reform. Denver is a great place to gather, a sunny square state ringed by jagged mountains and host to a major middle-continent airline hub. It's also a place suffering from a collapsed and consolidated media market, as alert citizens well know and as FreePress has highlighted for years.
Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene appeared Friday morning on Democracy Now with hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, who are in Denver this weekend for the National Conference on Media Reform and broadcasting from Denver's public-access Open Media Foundation studio. The three discussed the Colorado gun violence that has regularly made national headlines over the last few years and months, including the recent shooting of Tom Clements, head of the state's department of corrections.
The media is being revolutionized in the digital era, becoming more user friendly and interactive, distributing power and better serving the public interest... or maybe not so much. Maybe the "revolution" is already over and we're stuck with the same old "fair and balanced" stage show that has long been dominated by talking heads trained in prattling on and run by pinstriped executives who share almost none of our daily concerns.