Media for the 99% to Cover May Day
An independent movement deserves independent media.
posted Apr 26, 2012
This year, International and Immigrant Workers’ Day, May Day, will usher in a spring of protests fueled by the rise in anti-immigrant legislation and enforcement, a lopsided economic recovery that favors the few, and a reemergent Occupy movement poised to challenge corporate power.
If past coverage is any indication, corporate media will not tell the May Day story accurately or with depth or analysis. That’s why YES! Magazine is joining more than 25 independent media outlets belonging to The Media Consortium to provide coordinated, national coverage of May Day events from around the country.
As “Media for the 99 Percent", these diverse outlets will offer a live TV and streaming broadcast, an interactive map, breaking news reporting, and coordinated social media coverage across our sites, reaching a combined audience of more than 50 million Americans.
“With this May Day collaboration, independent media will show that live national coverage can reflect the breadth, diversity, and complexity of the American people,” says Jo Ellen Green Kaiser, executive director of The Media Consortium. ..................(more)