Online Fundraising for Free Press in Florence, MA

Free Press is a registered 501(c)(3) organization located in Florence, MA.

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EIN #41-2106721
40 Main Street Suite 301
Florence, MA 01062
(413) 585-1533


Nonprofit Classification:
Charitable Organization
NTEE Code:
Alliance/Advocacy Organizations

Mission Statement

Free Press programs center on increasing public participation in three policy arenas: (a) quality journalism and diverse, local media ownership (b) strong public (noncommercial) media, and (c) universal, affordable access to high speed internet. Our strategies include: Web Presence: The Free Press Web site (www.freepress.net) and our collaborative campaign sites (www.SavetheInternet.com, www.InternetforEveryone.com, www.StopBigMedia.com, www. SavetheNews.org, www.NewPublicMedia.org) offer up-to-the-minute media reform-related headlines. Viewers can access the latest research reports, national event listings, must-see videos — and with a few clicks, they can take action and get involved. Creative Video “Mini-Documentaries”:  We have produced hundreds of videos distributed through popular sites such as YouTube and Facebook that have been viewed over 3 million times. Broadcast Capacity:We produce our own weekly radio show, Media Minutes through on in-house professional-quality recording studio. Legal: Our in-house counsel works to enforce policy that protects the public interest, arguing cases in federal court and the FCC. Research: Our academic-quality research provides the basis for our policy positions, counteracts misinformation generated by the media industry and helps organizations that need quantifiable data to support their own reform efforts. National and Regional Media Conferences, Summits and Forums: Since its inception, Free Press has served as the primary convener for the media reform movement. The fifth National Conference for Media Reform will be held April 8-10, 2011 in Boston, MA and is anticipated to bring together more than 2,500  media activists. We also host an annual national policy summit in Washington, D.C. as well as smaller regional forums across the nation. Coalition Building: Free Press collaborates with hundreds of nonprofit and public interest organizations and businesses with whom we submit joint legal filings, co-author research studies, and co-sponsor events.  Print/Multimedia Materials:  Our comprehensive library of action manuals and facts sheets are available in print and can be downloaded from our Web site. Field Organizing: Free Press has turned out thousand of activists to testify at dozens of FCC public hearings across the country.