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Making the Internet Work for Democracy

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

Political space -- the time and interest of elected leaders -- is not guaranteed to last. We need to make the benefits of an Internet-connected society more visible and permanent.

Talking About Spying With Nancy Pelosi's Office

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Tracy Rosenberg

The quickest way to describe the 45-minute meeting is as a tug-of-war between two ideas: a) blanket surveillance is fundamentally unconstitutional and needs to stop and b) NSA surveillance programs need to be tweaked to rein in some level of over-reach.

College Radio: You Will Be Assimilated

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tracy Rosenberg

College radio is part of the diverse package of community media voices around the country that keep the radio waves open to the public, training millions of young people in technology.

Be Careful What You Wish For

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

Sometimes you might get it. For most of the past year, public interest groups worried about the future of the Internet have pushed for action on net...

Broadband for the People: From the Net to the Roots

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

As we grow increasingly dependent on the Internet, the question of how this essential network operates has never been more important.

Looking For Journalism In All The Wrong Places

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

The news is full of the lack of news. Everywhere pundits, commentators, and academics mourn the death of the crusading journalism of the fourth estate...

A Funny Thing Happened at Stanford's FCC Hearing

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

Broadcasters are licensed to "serve the public interest..." If they do not, they should have their licenses stripped away. It's a rule that both the corporate owners and the FCC prefer to ignore.

Radio Speech Is Not Free Speech

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

There is a difference between shouting on the street corner and broadcasting all over the country.