Jason Leopold Discusses New FCC Report on the State of Local Media (Video)

Tuesday, 21 June 2011 13:16 By Laura Flanders, Free Speech TV | Interview
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Jason Leopold Discusses New FCC Report on the State of Local Media Video

Laura Flanders and Jason Leopold at the Netroots Nation conference. (Screengrab: GRITtv)

Truthout Deputy Managing Editor and investigative reporter Jason Leopold spoke with Free Speech TV's Laura Flanders last week during the annual Netroots Nation conference. Flanders and Leopold discussed the state of the media, building off of a recent report issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that highlighted the need for more local news coverage and underscored the importance of nonprofit media organizations. Flanders and Leopold also talked about the media reform project Truthout has been involved in for the past several months, supported by The Media Consortium, a collective of news organizations that aims to raise awareness and highlight media reform issues such as net neutrality and the proposed merger of AT&T.

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Laura Flanders

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders is the "strong local economies" fellow at Yes! Magazine and a contributing writer to The Nation. She hosts "The Laura Flanders Show" on GRITtv, an independent source for in-depth interviews with forward thinking people. Sign up to receive the latest at or On Twitter, she's @GRITlaura.

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