Timothy Karr

Senior Director of Strategy

Timothy builds on Free Press’ grassroots and policy work to promote universal access to open networks and protect free speech everywhere. Before joining Free Press, Tim served as executive director of MediaChannel.org and as vice president of Globalvision New Media. He has also worked extensively as an editor, reporter and photojournalist for the Associated Press, Time, Inc., the New York Times and Australia Consolidated Press. Tim critiques, analyzes and reports on media and media policy for the Huffington Post and on his personal blog, MediaCitizen. When not wrangling with media, Tim is busy chauffeuring his two daughters to soccer matches across northern New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @TimKarr.


Recent Press Statements

In the News

  • Why Net Neutrality Hasn't Always Been a Partisan Issue

    Christian Science Monitor
    February 26, 2016

    A look back at a former commissioner's "four Internet freedoms" from 2004 shows the issue hasn't always been partisan, but it's often been divisive.

  • Internet Slowdown: Online Protest Warns Users of What's to Come if Net Neutrality Rules Redrawn

    Democracy Now!
    September 10, 2014

    If your favorite website seems to load slowly today, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net’s "Internet Slowdown," a global day of action.

  • Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee to a Highway? A Showerhead?

    July 22, 2014

    The FCC says it's writing rules for the Internet to preserve the status quo. To quote the FCC website: "The 'Open Internet' is the Internet as we know it." Open, in part, "because it treats all traffic that flows across the network in roughly the same way." Some people fear Internet providers could change the flow by charging more for certain businesses, but it's a complicated issue. And "Net Neutrality" is not a scintillating term, as even the man who coined it admits.

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