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Posted on 01/06/2013 1:15:56 PM PST by Vob
Freepers can anyone help with tracing funding to The Open Media Foundation? Thanks in advance. Looking for any connections to the Soros money.
From local free rag, Westword. Check the last sentence in this excerpt:
“With all the bad news about media layoffs, here’s a real reason to celebrate: Tonight, the Open Media Foundation will celebrate six years of independent voices on Denver Open Media — which not only runs Denver’s public-access channels on Comcast, but also provides training and services for non-profits and kids — with a free party after the presentation of its Independent Voice awards.
As founder Tony Shawcross notes: “Here at the Open Media Foundation, we don’t view our work as simply providing media and technology services, training and tools to those who would otherwise lack access. We view our work as addressing a primary source of social inequity.”
Drew a blank with Open Secrets.
A little more info, looks like community organizer type:
Open Media Foundation
Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Media Production industry
January 2003 Present (10 years 1 month)
The Open Media Foundation is a product of former nonprofit organizations: Deproduction, Denver Open Media, Civic Pixel, and denverevolution.org. Beginning with a simple community calendar, by mid 2003, the organization was producing nonprofit videos and conducting community media trainings across Denver. 2004 saw expanded educational programs, new offices, and the formation of our Board of Directors. In 2006, we launched Denver Open Media, a participatory-design approach to TV, with influences ranging from Wikipedia to CurrentTV.
The Open Media Foundation aims to shift the dynamic of social communication to be more inclusive, diverse, and representative of all perspectives, and our work is entirely focused on developing tools to enable the people to engage and drive mass-communication without the traditional gatekeepers that existed in outdated models.”
That comment raised my antenna as well. Find it very curious the connection to http://crisisactors.org/.
2011 Corporate, Foundation, and In-Kind Donors
Black Transplants Action Committee
Growing Venture Solutions
Faegre & Benson Foundation
Community First Foundation
Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado
City and County of Denver, Office of Telecommunications
NEWSED (Cinco Booth)
Also visit the page to see the list of individual donors.
The Denver Foundation apparently is a biggie:
As you can see on that history page, many foundations today started out from corporate and wealthy interests but may or may not have goals today that align with original foundation goals. I don’t know anything about this group or Denver Banking interests, whether they were pro-union, pro-communist, or pro-free enterprise in 1925. Sometimes old foundations were founded by communists, anti-Christians, etc., sometimes by the wealth of successful businessmen. Most today that are not explicitly for business or Christianity have been transformed into globalist or leftist machinery.
Of course, you’d have to go through all the companies and persons listed and research each one looking for Soros connections. Any connection to Eastern Europe Universities or U.S. Ivy League colleges has a decent probability of yielding a Soros connection.
IMHO, also people may be unwittingly working in tandem with OSI/Soros or other globalist efforts.
Started by this guy: Tony Shawcross
He’s a part of this project, notice the mission statement:
“The Media Giraffe Project (MGP) mission is to foster participatory democracy and community. We do so by discovering and celebrating above-the-crowd individuals making innovative, sustainable use of media. They use fresh, effective tools and approaches that empower and inform citizens.”
Here is his link in their database, down the list: http://www.mediagiraffe.org/mgprofiles/index.php?action=search&state=CO
Here is a interview he did with a link to another: http://apogeemagazine.com/interviews/tony2.html
This is a real jewel from the Huff Post about his work with other organizations (check em out), to get stimulus money: http://www.unz.org/Pub/HuffingtonPost-2010feb-05831 from Obama
Funded by These guys: John S. and James L. Knight
They also funded these projects :http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/knight-foundation - seem to be big in sustainable communities, the arts as well.
They have a theater that is linked with these: http://www.blumenthalarts.org/
Another project of theirs, more community planing: http://www.soulofthecommunity.org/
I have a feeling they are into Agenda 21. Pretty obvious by many of their commitments in community planing.
With the Knight foundation, as they are obviously social planners, and into NY elite entertainment. Look for other groups that they are involved with, they may or may not be funded by Soro’s, but the apple is not far from the tree.
David Horowitz tracks these leftist groups.