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What Association "Power and Influence" Really Means in Washington

David K. Rehr | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
David K. Rehr

I am not advocating that senior leaders of organizations take an oath of poverty. Instead, expenditures on CEO trappings are "opportunity costs" -- money that could be used for other purposes, including building your congressional reputation or industry image.

Hijacking Democracy

Timothy Karr | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

Former Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps spoke Thursday about whether the media are strengthening our democracy -- or destroying it. His assessment -- after serving for more than a decade overseeing the industry -- is disturbing.

Local News Leaves Americans in the Dark About Big-Money Politics

Timothy Karr | Posted 11.24.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

The political ad invasion is upon us. It's a toxic mix of half truths and negativity that's beaming into homes across the county, but especially homes in battleground states like Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Reform in the Age of Corporate Lawyers

Timothy Karr | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Timothy Karr

The National Association of Broadcasters is betting it can overturn a victory that tens of thousands of people fought hard for, a rule change that met with near-universal support in the non-broadcast media and among public interest advocates.

Broadcast Transparency: A No Brainer for the FCC

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.27.2012 | Technology
Timothy Karr

By requiring full disclosure, the FCC could go a long way toward shedding light on political influence peddling in 2012, and exposing the media's role -- both constructive and otherwise -- in our democracy.

Gender Slurs: Why What Rush Limbaugh Said Is So Damning to Women

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.13.2012 | Media
Sarah O'Leary

Rush Limbaugh's use of "slut" and "prostitute" was a textbook example of how horrifically damning gender slurs are, and why such forms of abuse deserve swift and serious action.

Apple Unveils New Final Cut Pro

Posted 06.13.2011 | Technology

At the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, Apple previewed a beefed-up version of the popular Final Cut Pro film and video e...

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to Kill Community Radio

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

The Mr. Smith in question is Gordon Smith, who is persuading his former colleagues to use a rolling series of secret holds to keep a bill off the floor that would create thousands of new hyper-local community radio stations.

Those Who Cannot Innovate, Regulate: Old Media's Twisted Logic

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gary Shapiro

Should we protect old media by hindering market competition? Of course not. But try telling that to the National Association of Broadcasters and the Recording Industry Association of America.

Katzenberg: 3-D Revenues Can Offset DVD Slump

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Extra revenue being pulled in by 3-D movies at the box office can more than make up for the money lost from falling sales of DVDs,...

Congress Drafts Bill To Turn Volume Down On TV Commercials

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Television viewers jarred by abrupt spikes in volume during commercial breaks may someday be able to give their mute buttons a rest...

Big Radio's Attacks on Me Aren't Surprising

Dionne Warwick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dionne Warwick

There is nothing "stupid" about insisting that African American workers are paid for their labor. The Civil Rights for Musicians Act is about economic justice for African American artists.

Digital Television Delay

Stephanie Vaughn Hapke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephanie Vaughn Hapke

I'm sorry, but if people have not heeded the warnings by now, they either do not watch enough TV for this to be an issue, or they just don't care.

Two Worlds

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Greenfield

They looked like they didn't have a lot of money. They didn't look like they were there for the NAB. They weren't. They were victims of Hurricane Ike.

The Power and Responsibility of our Nation's Broadcasters

Tim Robbins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Robbins

Broadcasters have the power to turn this nation away from the hatred and the divisive dialogue that has rendered such a corrosive effect on our body politic.