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  • Toolkits

    • Media Policy 101: What You Need to Know to Change the Media

      Learn the nuts and bolts of media policy so you can change the system. Covering subjects ranging from the role of Congress and the Federal Communications Commission in crafting policy to the laws that govern the public airwaves, this booklet covers everything you need to know about media rulemaking and regulation.

      Download a free copy.

      Order free printed copies.

    • Media Reform Action Guide

      This booklet is an essential primer on how to change the media. Filled with useful tools, it gives step-by-step instructions on everything from mobilizing your community to advocating for policy changes.

      Download a free copy.

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  • How-To Guides

    • How to Inspect Public and Political Files

      This guide provides all the essential details on how to inspect the files at your local TV station. Learn how your station is serving — or failing to serve — the public interest. And find out who's buying political ads in your area.

      Download the guide.

    • How to Lobby Your Elected Officials

      Face-to-face meetings are one of the best ways to remind lawmakers that it's their job to serve the public. This guide explains how to set up meetings with your elected representatives when they're back in their home districts.

      Download the guide.


People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good