NYPD Spokesman Says Stories of Reporters Arrested At Occupy Raid Were a 'Total Myth'
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and his top spokesman, Paul Browne, gave a lengthy, exclusive interview to the Queens Chronicle in which they discussed one of the biggest controversies surrounding the Department in recent months -- the arrests of journalists during last November's raid on the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park. Browne apparently denied reports of journalist arrested at Zuccotti Park and attributed them to protesters using fake press credentials.
The Future of News in New Orleans
Last week's announcement that the New Orleans Times-Picayune would be slashing its staff and cutting its print run to just three days a week has sparked a new round of debates about the future of news. But one piece has been missing in this discussion: the role of media policy.
Forty Years After Watergate, Investigative Journalism Is at Risk
Investigative reporting in America did not begin with Watergate. But it became entrenched in American journalism -- and has been steadily spreading around the world -- largely because of Watergate. Now, 40 years after Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein wrote their first stories about the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington's Watergate office building, the future of investigative reporting is at risk in the chaotic digital reconstruction of journalism in the United States.
The New York Times: Barack Obama's Not Leaking to Us
Caught in the crosshairs of a contentious dispute between the White House and Congress, the New York Times is vowing to charge ahead with its coverage of developments in U.S. national security -- and denying that the paper is on the receiving end of silver-platter leaks from the Obama administration.
Top British Politicians to Appear at Hacking Inquiry
The judicial inquiry investigating the ethics and behavior of the British press following the phone-hacking scandal unveiled an A-list of politicians -- including prime ministers past and present -- to testify over four days next week about their ties to the media, particularly the Murdoch empire.
House Subcommittee Tries to Hide Political Ad Info
From the Department of No Good Deed Goes Unpunished comes news of yet another attempt to block that new FCC transparency rule requiring television stations to post online the identity of political ad buyers -- and the vast amounts of money they’re spending.
FCC Grilled Over USF Reform Impact on Telecom in Native Lands
The FCC came under some fire in a Senate committee for the impact of Universal Service Fund reforms on carriers serving Native lands. These reforms are being implemented beginning July 1.
KUSF Sale Completed, FCC Probe Ends
The multimillion-dollar sale of the University of San Francisco-owned classical music radio channel was finalized after more than a year of discussion when all parties in the transaction agreed to pay $50,000 each to end an FCC investigation, officials announced.
Cable, Telecoms See Data Caps as Future Success
Just a few years ago, the Internet seemed like the biggest threat to the cable and telecom business. But now, through their ability to charge for Web access, those broadband service providers see the Internet as their key to future success. Their business models, analysts say, may lie in data caps -- the monthly tiers Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and others have set for consumers on broadband to the home and on mobile devices.
The War for India's Internet
Why is the world's biggest democracy cracking down on Facebook and Google?
Campaigns Blitz Nine Swing States in a Battle of Ads
The presidential campaigns and their allies are zeroing in mainly on nine swing states, bombarding them with commercials in the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics. Much of the heaviest spending has not been in big cities with large and expensive media markets, but in small and medium-size metropolitan areas in states with little individual weight in the Electoral College.
The Internet v. Citizens United
Micah Sifry and Andrew Rasiej, co-founders of Personal Democracy Media, discuss two new factors that could help shape the 2012 elections: the growing power of social media and the Internet and the explosive influence of corporate money post-Citizens United.