Category Archives: Media Workers

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Press Credentialing



MA submitted these comments to the Berkeley Police Review Commission looking at the events of December 2014, when local Ferguson support rallies were dealt with violently by the Berkeley Police Department.

Among other problems, several members of the press both mainstream and alternative were manhandled and injured by law enforcement.

Following the submission of these comments, the PRC voted to set up a subcommittee (probably including MA) to work on a new press credentialing policy for the City of Berkeley. Continue reading Press Credentialing


Republican Op-Ed Space Costs $7 A Word


Media Alliance received this solicitation this morning.


Dear Ms. Rosenberg,

My name is XX and I work for The Washington Times in Washington, D.C.  I’m reaching out to you inviting the Media Alliance to participate in the annual Constitution Day Special section which is a joint project is the of The Constitutional Sources Project and The Washington Times.





This year’s special section, publishes on September 12, focuses on the hot-button issue of Freedom of Speech.  We are developing a superb lineup of opinions written from various political perspectives on this subject.  We want your opinion and your perspective as well.   Continue reading Republican Op-Ed Space Costs $7 A Word


Native Journalist Jenni Monet Still Facing Riot Charges



Native-American journalist Jenni Monet was arrested covering the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

Monet wrote a lengthy description of her detention in Morton County for Indian Country today. You can read it here.

Its title. “I Was Strip Searched But My White Cellmates Were Not”.

Continue reading Native Journalist Jenni Monet Still Facing Riot Charges


CA Corrections Department Proposes New Sweeping Prison Censorship Rules



The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has proposed new sweeping censorship rules for information going into and out of California prisons

Public comment  remains open, years after the call. Use this tool to send a note with your objection to the vague and over-reaching regulations, which characterize all political materials as “oppositional to society and authority”.

Continue reading CA Corrections Department Proposes New Sweeping Prison Censorship Rules