|This article relies on references to primary sources. (May 2011)|
Media Alliance is a 34 year-old American media resource and advocacy center for media workers, non-profit organizations, and social justice activists. Its mission is excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in all aspects of the media in the interests of peace, justice, and social responsibility. Through policy work and grassroots organizing, Media Alliance aims to ensure the unfettered flow of information by keeping media accessible, accountable, diverse and free from government control and corporate dominance. Media Alliance is a 501(c)(3) public charity, NTEE Code: A30—Media, Communications Organizations.
Media Alliance was founded in 1976.
Media Alliance has received acclaim nationally for its advocacy work on behalf of micro radio broadcasters against the National Association of Broadcasters and National Public Radio, and on behalf of the Pacifica Radio Network.
Digital Inclusion: Media Alliance has advocated for digital inclusion in San Francisco's municipal broadband contract with Earthlink and Google. Their goals were to secure one million dollars for technological assistance to low income, youth, and communities of color, which have previously been overlooked in municipal wireless contracts.
Net Neutrality: Media Alliance worked with the Save the Internet Coalition to keep networks free of proprietary or tiered service layers.
'Media Ownership': In 2003, Media Alliance was one of the plaintiffs in Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC, a lawsuit filed to halt the Federal Communications Commission's attempt to significantly relax media outlet ownership regulations. The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the FCC in 2004 and ordered them to re-examine their media ownership rules.
- Executive Director: Tracy Rosenberg
- Program Director: Eloise Rose Serrano Lee
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612
- Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC
- Media democracy
- Citizen media
- Prometheus Radio Project
- Pacifica Radio Network