Josh Silver

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Josh Silver

Josh Silver is the executive director of Free Press, a national, nonpartisan organization that he co-founded with Robert McChesney and John Nichols in 2002 to "engage citizens in media policy debates and create a more democratic and diverse media system". He has published extensively on media policy, campaign finance and other public policy issues.[1]

DSA member

Josh Silver was a Washington DC delegate to the 1993 Democratic Socialists of America National Convention.[2]

Take Back America

On March 17, 2008, at the Take Back America conference in Washington D.C. , Steve Abbottt, Julius Genachowski, Debbie Goldman, Susan Ness and Josh Silver spoke in a session entitled "Media Reform and High-Speed Internet for Everyone". The description for the session was:

"A high speed Internet connection will soon deliver nearly all media - television, radio, phone service, and of course, blogs and the Web. Join senior policy directors to Senators Obama and Clinton, along with the Communications Workers of America and Free Press to discuss the senators’ positions on media and how a broad coalition of labor, public interest and industry groups are uniting behind a national policy to bring fast, affordable, open Internet access to every American home."[3]


  1. In These Times profile, 2010
  2. [1993 DSA National Convention delegates list]
  3. Campaign for America's Future website: Take Back America 2008 - Agenda (accessed on May 11, 2010)