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The Other Obama Nominee

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

As the first African-American woman commissioner, she represents progressive change that is deeply in sync with the transformation of D.C. politics that Obama is trying to realize.

What Sotomayor Could Mean for Network Neutrality and the First Amendment

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marvin Ammori

Here's the question I'd ask Sotomayor: Please tell us about the free speech rights of media, telephone, and cable companies. That is, do their rights trump the rights of citizens and users of media?

What Is the Use Of Having Power If You Don't Abuse It?

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

In order to confuse those who from time to time come across something that I write, I have decided to deal in one article with some of the "transgress...

Julius Genachowski Confirmed As FCC Chair

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Julius Genachowski as head of the Federal Communications Commission and Robert McDowell for a seco...

New FCC Chair Brings Us One Step Closer to Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Expect Chairman Genachowski to turn his attention to bringing more choice to a broadband market controlled by a cartel of phone and cable companies.

Twitter Essential Tool for Iranian Election News: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer June 17, 2009

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The State Department asked Twitter to delay a "critical network upgrade" scheduled for yesterday in order for civilian reporters in Tehran to use th...

Nothing Good From The Internet? Bollocks

Josh Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Levy

Thanks to the Internet, the rest of us are feeling increasingly liberated from the shackles of corporate control over content.

Europeans Are Eating Our Lunch; Our Broadband Plan Is Toast

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Is there anyone who thinks Congress could produce anything in the way of a meaningful broadband plan that will make a real difference and raise our broadband ranking in the world?

Supreme Court: Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction Ruling Thrown Out

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over en...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.