Lawmaker Weighs Government Intervention In The Media
December 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009 – A senior lawmaker on Wednesday weighed in on government intervention in the media at a Federal Trade Commission forum convened to consider an alleged decreasing amount of original reporting taking place, as media outlets shut down or layoff journalists in the face of falling revenues.
The widespread availability of broadband technology plays an important role both in the alleged problem – competition to traditional print media revenue streams – and in the proposed solution: widespread availability of online content funded through a variety of means.
Week's Links: Julius Genachowski Takes Reins at FCC
Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Premium Content
July 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 – In a speech on Tuesday to staff at the Federal Communications Commission, new Chairman Julius Genachowski said that “if we…harness the power of communications to confront…challenges” such as the economy, education, health care, and energy, “we will…make a real positive difference in the lives of our children and future generations.”
Free Press, Google and Others Form Pro-Broadband Initiative
June 24th, 2008
NEW YORK, June 24 – A group of non-profits, businesses and other organizations seeking to guide the creation of a national broadband plan on Tuesday announced the formation of a new initiative, “Internet for Everyone,” seeking the highlight the crucial importance of broadband.
Photos from the Free Press Conference in Minneapolis
June 7th, 2008
Photos from the National Conference for Media Reform in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Media Reform Now About Internet, Not Broadcast Ownership
June 6th, 2008
The Internet has opened up so many possibilities for communication that the most important concern about the media isn’t broadcasters, but cable and Bell companies, said Free Press.