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New FCC Appointee Could Face Choice Between Obama's Agenda and AT&T's

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

House Majority Whip James Clyburn may not have done his daughter, Mignon, any favors by getting her appointed to the Federal Communications Commission.

Grading the Internet President

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

As early as fall 2007, Obama made a strong commitment to a free-flowing, accessible and open Internet when he unveiled his new media agenda.

Dear Justice Scalia...

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Lear

I'd like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Scalia and his four conservative cohorts on the Supreme Court who voted 5-4 yesterday to uphold the FCC ban on the use of "fleeting" expletives on broadcast TV.

FCC's "Fleeting Expletives" Policy Backed By Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court deleted expletives left and right Tuesday in narrowly upholding a government policy that threatens broadcasters w...

Cheney, Rove, and Fleischer and the Importance of Net Neutrality

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Ari Fleischer and other right-wing mouthpieces are trying to frame future debates while they reinvent the George W. Bush years...

A new leader at the FCC

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

Given the enormous role the FCC can play for ensuring not only the vitality and health of our nations' communications sector, but also the reasonable ...

Amazon to Sell E-Books for iPhone: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer March 4, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Analysts believe that Genachowski's nomination for FCC Chair will strengthen the reign of companies like Google, while also pushing for more net neutrality legislation and broadband expansion.

Obama's FCC Pick Another Good Sign for Open Media

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Obama's appointment is another indication that incoming leadership in Washington will move decisively to protect the free flowing Internet from those seeking to become gatekeepers to new media.

Julius Genachowski, Obama Law School Classmate, Nominated To Head FCC

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday named Julius Genachowski, a friend from Harvard Law School, as his nominee to chair the Federal C...

Sharpton To Meet With F.C.C. About Murdoch's Media Empire

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Al Sharpton, who last week was protesting against the NY Post's chimp cartoon, is continuing his efforts against the Murdoch media empire. Tomorrow, h...

Digital Boom or Doom?

Mary Pitcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mary Pitcher

What country do we live in? We are being forced to buy additional equipment to receive a television signal?

Kevin Martin Resigns As FCC Chief, Heads To Aspen Institute

FT | Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson | Posted 06.13.2013 | Media

Kevin Martin is to step down as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to join the Aspen Institute, a non-profit leadership organisation, t...

It's Just Not Julius -- There's An All New Telecom Team

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Much of the buzz around Washington in telecom circles has been about the selection of Julius Genachowski as the new chairman of the FCC. But he's only at the top of the all-new lineup.

Indie Music Memo To FCC: We Need A Level Playing Field Too

Rich Bengloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rich Bengloff

Just like the free exchange of ideas, freedom in the arts requires equal access for players of all sizes. When it's up to fans, demand for independent music increases dramatically.

A Little Plumbing Levity

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Joe the Plumber is on my TV. He's in Israel. Why? Who can say. I'm still fired for the off-air remark I made about him that got broadcast, and he's off as a war correspondent.

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 ...

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.

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.

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...