November 21, 2017

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Is Local News on The Cusp of A Renaissance?

A new study explores the state of an industry that's tapping creative revenue streams and incorporating new tools to engage with readers. Read More »

Why Comcast Seems to Be Walking Away

A Comcast Time Warner Cable behemoth could have spelled trouble for consumers and online innovators. Read More »

Explosion in Tech Lobbying

A variety of issues could be driving the rise in spending on lobbying by Google, Facebook and, including the recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission on net neutrality, which all three companies mention or allude to in their first quarter filings. Read More »

Communities of Color Speak Out for Net Neutrality

Over the past two months, a number of events have demonstrated that communities of color support strong open Internet protections. Read More »

Four Ways 2014 Was a Pivotal Year for the Internet

At stake is whether the Internet remains a democratic, user-powered network. Read More »

Obama Wants to Preserve Net Neutrality

President Obama has called keeping the Internet free and open for everyone by preserving net neutrality. The message comes just days after news leaked that the FCC was planning on reclassifying the Internet as a utility — meaning it could face tougher regulations — but would still allow fast lanes. Read More »

Will Internet Look More Like Cable TV?

Can the Federal Communications Commission force Internet service providers to treat all data the same? That is the question Verizon Communications presented to the U.S. Court of Appeals and the court said no. As a result, the FCC has dumped net neutrality.   The court ruled the FCC had overreached its authority by preventing broadband providers from blocking or slowing certain Internet ... Read More »

A Sorry Moment in American Media History

We just experienced a shameful milestone in the history of U.S. media — and barely anyone noticed.   There are now zero black-owned and operated full-power TV stations in our country.   This sorry state of affairs is the culmination of a trend that started in the late 1990s when Congress and the Federal Communications Commission allowed massive consolidation in the broadcasting industry. This policy shift ... Read More »