Posts Tagged ‘National Conference for Media Reform’

Free Press Panel Blasts ‘Broken’ FCC

FCC, Media ownership, Net Neutrality, Wireless April 13th, 2011

BOSTON, April 13, 2011 – Panelists at the Free Press National Conference for Media Reform railed on the Federal Communications Commission over the weekend, debating to what extent the Commission has been “captured” by industry and how to fix it.

Joel Kelsey, Political Advisor at Free Press, moderated the panel, entitled “How to Fix the Broken FCC.” The event included participants from the public interest, industry and government sectors.

Copps, Clyburn Push Media Reform In Boston

Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Media ownership, Minority, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, Wireless April 11th, 2011

BOSTON, April 11, 2011 – Speaking to a standing-room only crowd on Friday afternoon, Federal Communications Commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn addressed media consolidation and broadband deployment before fielding questions at a town hall meeting during Free Press’s National Conference for Media Reform.

Media scholar, Robert McChesney, offered the introduction for the event, addressing both the packed auditorium, an overflow room and those watching live via the web. Both commissioners received standing ovations from the crowd as they took the stage.

5 Questions With: Ben Huh On Net Neutrality

5 Questions With:, FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Wireless April 11th, 2011

BOSTON, April 11, 2011 – During the Free Press National Conference on Media Reform in Boston over the weekend, Managing Editor, Jonathan Charnitski sat down with Cheezburger Network owner and CEO, Ben Huh, to find out how the debate over net neutrality shapes one of the largest – and funniest – user-generated content networks on the Internet.

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