Media and Democracy

Because media coverage frames the terms of debate, reforming our national media policies is essential to achieving Common Cause's broader reform agenda on voting and elections, campaign finance reform, and open government and transparency. Yet, American media's failure to provide diverse viewpoints and unbiased information is undermining the strength of our democracy and acting as a barrier to many needed reforms.

Recognizing the power of the media to influence our nation's political discourse, the Media and Democracy Reform Initiative seeks to strengthen and expand Common Cause's work to "hold power accountable." We are working to ensure that the media meet their obligations to serve the public by promoting diversity, accessibility, and accountability among media corporations and the government agencies that regulate them.

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