Verizon is attempting to buy its way into the news cycle by creating a tech-news site.
But there’s a twist: SugarString.com will ban reporters from writing any stories about Net Neutrality or U.S. surveillance programs.
I gathered bright and early Tuesday morning with a crowd of fellow Net Neutrality supporters at Texas A&M University. We were there to rally right before a forum FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai — an opponent of Net Neutrality — was holding on “Internet regulation.”
While the boundaries between news and entertainment and politics and business were never airtight, these days they’re practically nonexistent. Citizen Radio hosts Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny condemn this dynamic in their absorbing new book.
A pro-Net Neutrality filing from four journalism and press freedom groups highlights how crucial the open Internet is for news organizations to thrive and for people to access the information they need.