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Julius Genachowski to Chair FCC: Prospects for Media and Internet

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Genachowski anchored the drafting of Obama's comprehensive media policy agenda that promotes diversified media ownership and fast, affordable, neutral Internet connections.

Digital TV Transition Delay: Obama Asks Congress For More Time

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama is urging Congress to postpone the Feb. 17 switch from analog to digital television broadcasting, argu...

Deborah Taylor Tate, Republican FCC Commissioner, Steps Down

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As expected, Republican Deborah Taylor Tate has announced her resignation as commissioner of the FCC. Tate has served as an FCC commissioner since ...

Brodsky Mentioned As Candidate For FCC Chairmanship

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

I said to myself, "Self, I have all of the qualifications that I drew up for someone should have to be the FCC Chairman." And so I thought, "Why not me?" That is how I came to mention the possibility.

There's Something About Print

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Moroz

If local papers disappear entirely (that is, if their digital versions fail), the evidence suggests that "untraditional" sources like blogs just won't be able to pick up the displaced audience.

FCC Chair Kevin Martin Cancels Vote On Free, Porn-Free Internet

Wall Street Journal | Fawn Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin on Friday evening canceled next week's meeting at which the commission was sched...

House Report Slams FCC Chair Kevin Martin For Manipulating Data, Suppressing Information

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a scathing report released Tuesday, congressional investigators outlined a pattern of mismanagement, dysfunction and abuse of po...

House Report on FCC Chairman Is No Laughing Matter

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

As damaging as are the accounts of the individual cases, however, are the reports of staff intimidation and of the creation of the "climate of fear" in the agency.

No Ifs, Ands or Butts, the New FCC Must Focus on Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

When it comes to the current FCC's obsession with the occasional flash of indecency, it's time to turn the other cheek and get to more important work ahead.

FCC Chair To Push For Free, Porn-Free National Internet

Silicon Alley Insider | Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

During the FCC's December meeting, chair Kevin Martin plans to push for a free, but porn-free Internet service that would be available to all American...

Promising Signs As Obama's Cabinet Shapes Up

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton could play the heavy with the Israeli government (for once) and demand that it makes serious concessions toward creating an independent Palestinian state.

Janet Jackson's "Wardrobe Malfunction" Case Headed To Supreme Court

Broadcasting & Cable | Paige Albiniak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Calling a lower court's decision flawed, The FCC has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Janet Jackson Super Bowl halftime show decision. The T...

Google Says Ad-Words Recession Resistant: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer November 20, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Google is urging clients not to give up on digital ads during the recession. In a conference today in London, Google VP Nikesh Arora will note that ...

Explain? How Do You Explain Saying

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

I am sorry anyone thought I wanted a real person dead -- I did not. But John McCain, Sarah Palin and all the zealot conservatives meant the dangerous things they said about Obama. They still mean it, and they've never apologized for it.

White Space -- A Connected Future

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

This past week's election was truly historic, but for technogeeks there was another equally important vote on Tuesday. The FCC voted in favor of developing the use of white-space television spectrum.

Obama's FCC Chair: Inside The Short List

BusinessWeek | Olga Kharif | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

President-elect Barack Obama may stand for change, but he's turned to some powerful Washington insiders to help him staff the nation's top communicati...

FCC Approves White Space Usage: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer November 5, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Yesterday's election helped CNN.com earn a record traffic day. The political web site enjoyed 27 million uniques for 276 million page views yesterda...

Google, Yahoo Revise Search Deal: MediaBytes With Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Google and Yahoo will narrow the focus of their search ads deal in order to win approval from the Department of Justice. The revised plans have a tw...

FCC Approves "Wi-Fi On Steroid:" Good News For Consumers, Bad News For Telcos

Silicon Alley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As anticipated, the FCC has voted to approve the use of wireless airwaves between TV channels -- so-called "white spaces" -- for Internet devices. Th...

Focus On the Family Foresees Unrestricted Porn with Obama Presidency

Theresa Darklady Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Theresa Darklady Reed

Focus on the Family's "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America," tries to whip up fear by insisting that a future under a president Obama "could" see an end to the world as they wish to know it.

Media Change We Can Believe In

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

The Bush Administration's default approach toward journalists has been to use them when necessary and bypass them when not.

McCain Helps SNL Score 2nd Best Ratings In A Decade: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer November 3, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

John McCain's appearance on Saturday Night Live helped the show average a 9.0 household rating/ 20 share in metered markets. Saturday's SNL was only...

Fox's FCC Fight For The F-Word Heads To Supreme Court

USA Today | Joan Biskupic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- When Cher invoked a four-letter expletive during her acceptance speech at a televised awards show, federal regulators deemed it indecent...

Current FCC Disputes Show Resilience of Long-Term Special Interests

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Should an industry so dedicated to stopping progress deserve any protections without any accompanying responsibilities? Everything should be on the table for discussion.

FCC Chair Kevin Martin Named "Porker Of The Month" For $355K NASCAR Sponsorhip

TVWeek | Ira Teinowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is being named "Porker of the Month" by a government watchdog group thanks to the FCC's $355,0...