Center for Media and Democracy Center for Media and Democracy CMD _287b1a50-cc52-4020-8789-f3e9c640379e 4b659338-6964-4054-a73e-68bde5a4201d To strengthen participatory democracy by investigating and exposing public relations spin and propaganda, and by promoting media literacy and citizen journalism. _cd557112-77dc-4c3c-9634-e6c7fa44a6c0 Services Serve journalists, researchers, policymakers and citizens at large _6369e8f0-a68c-4741-914a-954f12291573 1 Propaganda Counter propaganda by investigating and reporting on behind-the-scenes public relations campaigns by corporations, industries, governments and other powerful institutions. _04ffd35d-febb-43ac-83a4-ca8480a4aaa1 1.1 7ee2625f-9cb2-429e-98f9-a813ac229854 89cc4138-0558-4a19-9766-163f9f3b8d8d Citizen Activism Inform and assist grassroots citizen activism that promotes public health, economic justice, ecological sustainability and human rights. _c0230596-3889-4b44-a715-f8169dddfb36 1.2 29944436-0180-448c-9675-59c01368d059 e8f29025-1a01-430d-aee3-e0a371812e59 Media Literacy Promote media literacy to help the public recognize the forces shaping the information they receive about issues that affect their lives. _e8709984-848d-4795-9939-ecf4265b3e11 1.3 90e2de0b-6ba9-4047-9415-f257d05dcf4a c354ccf6-44e6-4a03-bb88-6bd9c5cf0f21 Open Content Sponsor "open content" media that enable citizens from all walks of life to "be the media" and to participate in creating media content. _d875cdbe-5c6f-4424-9d3a-5f79e81e1d63 1.4 cfc58de9-593a-44f5-8681-d4e98e4f0ae9 dff36c96-160d-4a5f-8a96-7159cae03d99 Projects Sponsor projects _07cd6390-9731-44b5-94c2-ac517b658d58 2 PR Watch Maintain PR Watch quarterly, which investigates and exposes how the public relations industry and other professional propagandists manipulate public information, perceptions and opinion on behalf of governments and special interests. _f94114a3-6979-4834-83b4-b2dbd16d0902 2.1 334f22be-3b9e-4086-837b-fa2150442c86 c101362d-be1b-417a-9b75-60798580f571 Spin of the Day Maintain Spin of the Day, which offers web-based daily reporting on public relations, propaganda and media spin. _0e6f6cbd-440d-4b13-aaf8-0339833f3a33 2.2 0f3386c4-9083-4531-b89d-47f132f72ddf fb1b9fbf-faea-46d9-8803-0147870e5047 SourceWatch Maintain SourceWatch, an Internet-based "open content" encyclopedia of people, groups and issues shaping the public agenda. _18cd7a33-c13d-4732-9a3a-03d2f65482b0 2.3 8de7d92f-bdca-43fe-92e2-ffbdb60df9e6 21e14034-3854-4ec4-a74e-330ff3894b07 Congresspedia Maintain Congresspedia, the "citizen's encyclopedia" of the members of the US House and Senate. _94aed906-0241-4e9f-9b48-ab98f9be4d7e 2.4 836d89d6-6338-4fb6-84f6-7c8392917569 5e5deeba-ea85-449f-842c-6849734a0357 Resource Center Maintain a Resource Center, through our staffed office which answers inquiries from journalists and other members of the public seeking to understand the forces and influences behind current issues. _7f49a357-21fc-4977-a069-e0857994756d 2.5 2cacfa0a-ccde-4216-b685-ea1ad94e1304 8bf9ae44-9aeb-4cc8-91b3-4df0ebead793 Training Conduct skills training to share best practices and success stories with citizen journalists and activist groups, through workshops and CMD's publications. _d40cdadd-c9ee-45e4-a1e8-1355afb25042 2.6 20b0281f-9b73-4bef-8fc1-9fbae57c69c3 1bc5a2cf-4aca-4ae0-afc3-21d8cdfe9f8d Publications Issue publications _0972d474-db62-4fc5-9e14-ebf06c342dad 2.7 Publications include articles and the following books by CMD staff: The Best War Ever: Lies, Damned Lies and the Mess in Iraq Toxic Sludge Is Good For You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry Mad Cow USA, which documents the PR coverup of human and animal health risks from mad cow disease Trust Us, We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles With Your Future Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq Banana Republicans: How the Right Wing is Turning America Into a One-Party State fee96288-4bf5-4b5f-8889-be6a593ec758 85f5d615-6f81-4d53-8b86-57e13a8c068f Public Education Conduct public education campaigns, including public speaking and organizing activities such as CMD's successful Defend The Press campaign with the National Press Club and other partners. _a042a1f1-13e2-4929-b40c-16b3dfe158e2 2.8 3dab51b5-d9ab-4be8-b471-10005cb8a0be dec424b6-6dfb-4de2-9bbd-8210af0b2d22 2010-02-08 http://www.prwatch.org/cmd/index.html Arthur Colman (www.drybridge.com) colman@drybridge.com Submit error.