Recently AT&T requested that the Louisiana Public Service Commission stop the delivery of residential white pages to every home. Highlighting the growth of cellphones and the Internet, the company told the commission that “the traditional residential white page telephone directory no longer provides the same utility it once did as customers are now turning less and less to the residential white pages directory and are looking to online and other resources for listing information.”
Earlier this week, the Center
for Media Justice and Free Press, together with the Main Street Project, Waite House and the
Headwaters Foundation for Justice, welcomed author Joseph Torres to the
Twin Cities to promote his book News for All the People: The Epic Story of
Race and the American Media, co-written
with Juan González.
The senior external affairs director for Free Press, Joseph spoke to college classes at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Community and Technical College and also addressed gatherings of Minnesota Digital Justice Coalition members and community leaders. In just over 48 hours, Joseph’s visit reached over 200 people in St. Paul and Minneapolis.