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Friday, April 1 • 10:30am - 11:45am
How to Get Media Attention and Break Through on Your Issue

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The fight for digital rights is playing out in policy debates, private sector decisions and within our own communities, and strategically engaging the media is key to connecting to a large audience of people in a way that relates our campaigns to their priorities and values. This session will address how to reach reporters and producers with compelling pitches, visuals and validators, generating a discussion of best practices and lessons learned with concrete examples from recent digital rights campaigns. 

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Craig Aaron

President & CEO, Free Press
Craig Aaron is the president and CEO of Free Press (www.freepress.net), a national, nonpartisan nonprofit group devoted to changing media and technology policy, promoting the public interest, and strengthening democracy. He speaks across the country on media, Internet and journalism issues. Craig is a frequent guest on TV and talk radio and is quoted often in the national press. His commentaries appear regularly in... Read More →
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Christina DiPasquale

Founder & CEO, Balestra Media
Christina DiPasquale is the founder and CEO of Balestra Media. She has led communications strategy for campaigns around net neutrality, encryption, municipal broadband and the Oscar-nominated documentary Dirty Wars; actions with members of the StopWatchingUs coalition; rapid response for Chelsea Manning; and stories published by The Intercept. She has works with advocacy groups, filmmakers and whistleblowers... Read More →
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Brian Knappenberger

Writer/Director, Luminant Media
Brian Knappenberger is an award-winning documentary director, producer, and writer whose credits span film and television. His most recent feature film, The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is the winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Screenplay. His other films includeWe Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, which explores the online activist group Anonymous and... Read More →

Friday April 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
The Fishbowl

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