Green Festival Speakers

Jonathan Lawson


As founding director of Reclaim the Media, Lawson has helped play a catalytic role in the growth of a national movement focused on media justice and democratizing media policy. He spent six years developing online communications and strategic campaigns for labor unions including CWA, AFSCME and SEIU.

Lawson sits on the advisory board for the Consumers Union's Hear Us Now project, and is a board member of the Washington News Council. He is a fouryear veteran of the Independent Media Center movement, and has worked in community radio since 1986.

Currently Lawson cohosts the weekly creative music program Flotation Device on KBCS in Seattle. His articles on media issues have appeared in numerous publications. In 2007 he and Reclaim the Media were recognized by the Seattle Times among the Best of Puget Sound. Jonathan holds a master's degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University.