Local Media for Social Change
A Southern California Regional Summit


How happy are you with your local news?  How are the issues you care about being covered?


If you are concerned that our democracy and your community are being underserved by the state of today's media, then you should join us for this informative half-day summit.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

11:00am to 5:15pm, with reception to follow

Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA
Mosher Auditorium in the
Norris Hall of Chemistry
Metro bus line 68/84 (stop: Westdale) or Click here for a campus map

Pre-registration has closed, but be sure to buy your ticket at the door!


The program is in the works, but here is a taste of what we are working on:


Keynote Speaker

Dominique DiPrima

Dominique DiPrima is host of the early morning talk radio show The Front Page on Los Angeles radio station KJLH 102.3-FM. Ms. DiPrima is also producer of the program.

Ms. DiPrima spent three years as a co-host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show on KKBT-FM, and in limited syndication. She served as one of “Harvey’s Angels” interviewing celebrities, and providing fuel for Harvey’s humor. In addition she was the News Director/Anchor for the show. Dominique is a talk radio veteran, with a stint as Host and Producer of her own talk show Street Science with Dominique DiPrima for almost nine years on 100.3-FM The Beat. Street Science with Dominique DiPrima tackled topics of relevance to the Beat’s primarily African American and Latino 18-35 year-old audience. She also served as Community Action Director at the Beat, building the department into an unprecedented large activist arm of the radio station, and working closely with grassroots community organizations. Street Science… earned Dominique an L.A. Weekly “Best of L.A.” award, and a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio and Television among many others.


Panel Discussions

• How do local media help or hurt our communities?
• How can we participate in media to affect local social change?


Brad Friedman,
Linda Milazzo, Widely published journalist and teacher
Anthony Samad, Syndicated columnist- Black Commentator, LA Progressive
Mario Solis-Marich, The Mario Solis-Marich Show KTLK AM1150

Moderated by Tanya Acker, Political Analyst (CNN, MSNBC, FOX)

Sample Breakout Sessions:


- Citizen journalism/Internet: You Be the News or U B the News
- Using Social Networking to get your message out
- Not being heard? Start your own story
- Breaking the Digital Divide: Internet for Everyone
- Saving LA Public Access
- Indigenous Media


Join us so that you can:

• Gain and share knowledge/experience

• Network with local activists

• Learn how today's media environment affects what we know -- and what we don't

• Get tips on how to make your message heard

• Find out ways to bring about change.


Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 at the door / $10 for students (with valid ID) and youth (18 and under).  If you register online in advance and pay at the door, the cost will be the $15 advance price.


Free for Occidental College students, faculty and staff.


 Don't forget to join our Facebook group!




Sponsored by California Common Cause, the Center for Media Justice and the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College.

Co-sponsored by:  Access Humboldt * Alliance for Community Media, Western Region *  California NOW * Center for Creative Voices in Media * Center for Governmental Studies * CWA Local 9000 Courage Campaign * Dick and Sharon’s LA Progressive * Free PressFuture of Music CoalitionLA Alliance for a New Economy * Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund Little Tokyo Service Center * * Media Alliance * Media and Democracy Coalition National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture (NAMAC)National Hispanic Media Coalition * San Diego Campaign for Progressive Radio * Valley Democrats United * Velvet Revolution * AfterDowningStreetSmirkingChimpOpEdNews * CODEPINK



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