The Zimmer-Anderson school board race attracted national attention because it was seen as a test of the effort by corporate power-brokers to run schools like businesses, a strategy that they and the media misleadingly call "school reform."
The latest FCC official to get a job in the industry he used to regulate is Edward Lazarus, Chairman Julius Genachowski's former chief of staff. The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday that Lazarus is the new general counsel of Tribune Co.
As always with our technology, and especially the technology that trickles down from the military to civilians, we have to wonder if certain inventions are being used to advance life or death.
-- Way fewer people lost their jobs and applied for unemployment insurance last week. "In the week ending January 12, the advance figure for seasonall...
Monday in the media: Rupert Murdoch's concerned about making bid for the LA Times, while six journalists have already been killed in 2013.
If more evidence were ever needed that Rupert Murdoch's people and some other Republican media types are less than human, we have that evidence now. ...
The grand experiment of marrying a political movement around a cable TV channel was a grand failure in 2012. But there's little indication that enough Republicans will have the courage, or even the desire, to break free from Fox's firm grip on the party.
The only thing the FCC is doing is the one thing we know won't help the crisis in journalism: pushing more and more media consolidation. And that's what needs to be stopped.
By going on Twitter and demanding Obama take action while Murdoch's highest profile property in the United States actively tries to silence debate about gun reform, the media baron either revealed himself to be a hypocrite of historic proportions, or clueless about Fox News' content.
Find out more about the future of MySpace, plus a look into why Instagram and Twitter aren't getting along, in this week's episode of Freshwire's "60 Seconds of Social Media."
All indications are that Murdoch has his eye on two of the last remaining big newspapers in America -- the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.
Voters will remember that showing of solidarity with your fellow New Jerseyans and your president, whose response to the storm you hailed as "outstanding," "incredibly supportive" and deserving "great credit."
Those are conspicuous handcuffs the GOP is wearing: Fox News has hijacked the party's communications apparatus and is pushing the type of paranoid, blame-the-voter rhetoric that loses elections, and the type of rhetoric Romney's now being blamed for.
According to reports, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is circulating an order at the FCC to lift the ban on one company owning daily newspapers and TV stations in the 20 largest media markets. And he wants to wrap up this massive giveaway just in time for the holidays.
If Kumbaya abuse has been so deep that the mere sound of the word hurts your ears, try this: Sit quietly for a couple of minutes, watching your breath go in and out.