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If It Bleeds, It Leads

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

We must help the media break its cycle of moving from crime to crime without exploring the aftermath.

Hell No, We Won't Go: No Fake Net Neutrality for Racial Justice Advocates

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 06.28.2014 | Media
Malkia A. Cyril

The Federal Communications Commission insists that its priority as a regulatory agency is to ensure the rights of the largest telecommunications companies to profit where profit can be made. The FCC isn't proposing Network Neutrality, it's legalizing discrimination.

Tunisia's Donor Assistance Glossed Over Sectors Related to Economy

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

With Tunisia's new technocratic government taking office as caretaker, economic reform remains one of the legacy challenges since Ennahda won power in 2011.

Face It, Comcast Doesn't Love You

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 04.16.2014 | Media
Malkia A. Cyril

Like with any relationship, it's important to get past the honeymoon phase, with all the flowers and candy, to find out what you're really dealing with before you tie the knot. So, as a Valentine's Day gift to you, I've got six common sense ways to help you evaluate the Comcast/Time Warner merger.

Giving a Big Story the Cold Shoulder

Don Kraus | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
Don Kraus

The three major TV networks -- ABC, CBS, and NBC -- covered climate change in depth on their nightly news programs a total of 12 times in 2012. So far, in 2013, they have only reported segments on the issue nine times.

Fairness Doctrine Demise Gives Rise to the Public Interest

Sue Wilson | Posted 10.26.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

In August, 2011, the final nail has been pounded into the coffin of the Fairness Doctrine.

Big Loss for Big Media and the FCC: Court Rejects Media Consolidation Push

Timothy Karr | Posted 09.06.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

It's not every day that you can celebrate a win for the public over big media. But on Thursday a federal appeals court threw out an attempt by the FCC and industry titans to gut media ownership limits.

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.

Tunisia's Revolution Was Twitterized

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In what could be a sign of how social media is reshaping politics in the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisian protesters turned to Twitter to broadcast information on their popular revolt.

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...

The Little Bill That Could

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

On Saturday, Congress passed legislation which opens up radio spectrum to independent radio stations. Anyone tracking the rise of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh understands the primary political significance of gaining access to spectrum.

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.

Towards A Just Communications System: Pacifica Radio and the Never-Ending Battle

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

I often hear, as a Pacifica Foundation board member that terrestrial radio in general and Pacifica radio in particular, is irrelevant. I would make t...

Tea Party "Movement" Biggest Mass Deception Since WMDs

Trish Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Trish Nelson

Tea Party "Movement" Biggest Mass Deception Since WMDs by Trish Nelson Remember, back in April when we said on Blog for Iowa that the tea party movem...

Progressives Crash Iowa City Tea Party

Trish Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Trish Nelson

Progressives Crash Iowa City Tea Party by Trish Nelson An actual tea party would probably have been more exciting. All in all, I'd have to consider ...

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...

Health Care Reform Needs Media Reform

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rory O'Connor

If you were hoping for a modicum of media reform, aimed at reducing health care costs and delivering better services in the Obama Administration's forthcoming health care reform bill, you can forget it.

Huffpo Going Mainstream?

Trish Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Trish Nelson

Why is Huffpo attacking the Obama administration with the same zeal with which they went after the Bush administration? It's not like they're the same...

Media 'Reform' and the First Amendment

Patrick Maines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Maines

The extent to which policymakers act on journalists' recommendations, may do damage to the commercial media, old and new, and inflict great violence on the First Amendment.

Media Freedom Prerequists For Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

Reforming and regulating Jordan's media appears to be one of the priorities of the administration of Samir Rifai.

It's War. Media War

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

Wake up, Democratic Leadership: We have been at war over facts for decades, and our democracy is suffering because of it. Only you can save us, and it's about time you get into the fight.

Dan Rather Calls For Commission On Media Reform

Aspen Daily News | Andrew Travers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassi...

The End of Peter B. Collins and the Need for Media Reform

Mark Crispin Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Crispin Miller

The economic crash is threatening to finish off those last few figures who have managed somehow to resist the oligopolistic tide that has by now all but submerged the US media.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer Lapdogs While Senator Hatch Lies

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Without fearless, vigilant questioning, spin masters like Hatch will turn Bush's financial crisis into Obama's financial crisis in a few months rather than a few years.

Mr. Obama, Make Media Reform a Priority

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Obama has already made the call to create a more vibrant, diverse and democratic media system and to deliver the benefits of the open Internet and new technology to all Americans.