Forget Kerouac: Free Press is embarking on a road trip for the ages. Our mission? To help voters make informed decisions at the polls come November.
Back in April, the Federal Communications Commission answered the push from Free Press and other public interest groups and ruled that TV broadcasters must post their political files online. These files reveal who’s behind political ads — and how much they paid for airtime.
But there’s a catch: The FCC ruling applies immediately only to the top media markets. So Free Press staffers Candace Clement, Libby Reinish, Josh Stearns and Chancellar Williams are visiting stations all over the country to inspect the files. We’ll upload the findings and blog about our experiences at each stop along the way, so stay tuned.