Sunday, December 14, 2008
Some of you may have heard Chris Finan speak at the ULA/MPLA Conference this spring. This news is from Shelf Awareness
an online newsletter.
Congratulations to Chris Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and outgoing chair of the National Coalition Against Censorship, who has been elected 2009 chair of the Media Coalition, which is dedicated to "defending the First Amendment rights of publishers, booksellers and librarians, recording, motion picture and video games producers, and recording, video and video game retailers in the United States." Earlier in his career, Finan worked at the Media Coalition as a staff member. He's also the author of From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America and Alfred E. Smith: The Happy Warrior.