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Protesting Media Control in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

On the surface, Hungary enjoys freedom of the press. The Internet is a veritable free-for-all displaying a full range of opinions. But if you look a little deeper, this freedom of the press is actually quite limited.

An Interview With Rod Benson on Journalism and Democracy

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Max Benavidez

Journalism is at a major crossroads. The digital revolution has turned print and broadcast upside down and although the media are more successful than ever on many levels, the traditional role of journalism as democracy's watchdog is at risk.

Making It Win-Win

Robert Borofsky | Posted 12.28.2013 | College
Robert Borofsky

The Faculty Media Impact Project shows the means to do this are in our hands now. All that stands between us and a win-win situation is our willingness to think in new, holistic ways about how not only to advance science, but to advance public understanding.

Don't Throw Big Bird Over the Fiscal Cliff

Marcy Syms | Posted 01.16.2013 | Media
Marcy Syms

Not only do American families want government-supported public broadcasting, they need it now more than ever.

Big Bird is Proxy for a Golden Goose

David Kleeman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
David Kleeman

I'm concerned that the comic edge may obscure the truth: Big Bird is an avian proxy -- what Romney really proposes is to kill a golden goose. Crippling public broadcasting would result in devastating cultural and educational losses.

Public Media Is America

Jacquie Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jacquie Jones

Although the airwaves that all media travel over are, in fact, owned by the public, commercial entities continue to expand and dominate them, and it is critical that American citizens demand a stake in the information coming into their homes.

A Case for Public Broadcasting: No Dysfunctional Fame Whores

Marc Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marc Middleton

Public television provides an opportunity for programs that aspire to something more than a train wreck the chance to find an audience. It's an incubator of sorts for shows with actual redeeming social value.

Youth Radio Joins 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. At this moment, Congress is considering se...

Public Media Changes Lives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Belia Saavedra As Congress starts the...

Funding for public service media in trouble

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

It turns out that large and small stations alike along with NPR and PBS are in danger of losing the public support that they've received since 1967. T...

The Battle to Control Media Systems: The Culture of Professionalism Versus Cultures of Direct Participation

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

The fact that professional journalists turn to democracy activists to help them "save the news" shows that journalism depends on democracy.

What's The Big Idea: Aspen Ideas Fest, Day 1

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

How can Aspen Ideas Fest be harnessed for the common good so that everyone in the country can be exposed to it, not just the few of us privileged to attend such events?

Journalism's Crisis Is Public Media's Opportunity

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

As I told the FCC on Friday, the discussion about public media's future in the digital age comes at a critical juncture: We have a crisis. We have an historic opportunity. And we shouldn't let either go to waste.

A (Neglected) Duty to Inform

Elise Crane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elise Crane

By failing to provide coverage of global events, is the media actively promoting decreased attention to the world around us?

The F Word: Pledge to Save Journalism

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's pledge time at many noncommercial, listener and viewer-supported television and radio stations and you may already be feeling irritated by the p...

Want to Change the Media? Be a Lobbyist

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

There's going to be a second stimulus package at some point. And when it comes, we need to make sure it's not just an economic stimulus. It should be a creativity stimulus, too.