Nonprofit online journalism site the Colorado Independent wants to cover the Statehouse in Denver — but a small committee of legacy media journalists and legislative leaders won’t let it. The committee’s behavior has important First Amendment implications and raises concerns for new journalism startups nationwide.
Last week people lined up at a microphone in a community meeting room in Northampton, Mass., to express their support for Northampton Community Television. Massachusetts has more than 100 community media centers — more than any other state.
AT&T just filed a patent that would help it define which Internet traffic is “permissible” and “non-permissible” on its network. This is exactly the scenario that supporters of Net Neutrality (read: everyone but the Internet service providers and their friends in Congress) have feared.