Craig Aaron

President and CEO

Craig has led Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund since 2011. For more than a decade, he has been a leader in major campaigns to safeguard Net Neutrality, stop media mergers and consolidation, oppose unchecked surveillance, defend public media and sustain quality journalism. He works in Washington and speaks often to the press and the public on media and technology issues. He has written for The Daily Beast, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Hill, MSNBC, Politico, The Progressive, The Seattle Times, Slate and many other outlets. Before joining Free Press, he was an investigative reporter for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch and the managing editor of In These Times magazine. He is the editor of two books, Appeal to Reason: 25 Years of In These Times and Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter @notaaroncraig.


Recent Press Statements

  • Free Press: Verizon-Charter Merger Should Be Unthinkable

    January 26, 2017
    WASHINGTON — The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Verizon Communications Inc. is exploring a possible merger with cable giant Charter Communications Inc.
  • Ajit Pai Confirms He Is Trump's Choice for FCC Chairman

    January 23, 2017
    Trump’s decision to elevate Pai, a fierce Net Neutrality foe, is consistent with the administration’s choice of a transition team that included conservative Washington insiders with close ties to the phone and cable lobby.
  • Trump Picks Pai to Lead FCC

    January 20, 2017
    WASHINGTON — According to a report in Politico, President Donald Trump plans to select current FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai as the agency’s next chairman.

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