Archive | April, 2004

Urbana Zine Reading, Chicago Self-Publishing Fest

The tireless Brent Ritzl of Zine Guide fame and the Chicago Self-Publishers Event Council will be heading down to help host another ‘zine reading at the Urbana-Champaign IMC, 218 W. Main St., Urbana, on Saturday, April 17 at 6:30 PM. I think this will be the fourth reading at the IMC that Chicago SPEC has participated in, and each one has been a blast with some really great readings. I also will be reading a piece from the forthcoming mediageek zine #2.

Then, on the following Saturday, March 24, Chicago SPEC in conjunction with the WLUW Record & Zine Fair will co-host a Self-Publishing and Media Reform Fest at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk in
Chicago, from 10 am to 6 pm.

I think I’ll be making an effort to attend, and maybe catch some audio (or even video) for the radio show.

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House Rep Fires Another Shot for Media Ownership Reform

Rep. Maurice Hinchey of New York introduced a bill on Tuesday that would repeal the FCC’s rewrite of media ownership rules. The bill would also eliminate the Congressional requirement that the FCC hold a biannual review of media ownership rules, which triggered the FCC’s rewrite last year. According to, Hinchey’s bill also, “aims to […]

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