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  • Expanding the Internet with Community Media

    May 27, 2009

    One of the best things about the broadband portion of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act is that it recognizes the importance of community media for expanding the Internet. The concern now is that if you focus too much on the medium itself, you miss that what really brings people online is the sense of community.

  • Internet Heroes and Villains

    May 20, 2009

    If the history of Internet policy were a movie, it would feature the public tied to the tracks before an onrushing train of corporate lobbyists.

  • Hating the Internet for Hurting Profits

    May 18, 2009

    A lot of big companies have gotten big headaches dealing with the implications of a wired world. Instead of embracing change and developing new business plans to win profits from online users, many see the net as the enemy or something that must be controlled.

  • Big Media Myopia

    May 18, 2009

    It's hard to empathize with struggling newspapers when those running them continue to suffer from the short-sightedness that got their industry into a mess.

  • Big Media Myopia

    May 18, 2009

    It’s hard to empathize with struggling newspapers when those running them continue to suffer from the short-sightedness that got their industry into a mess.

    The editors at the Washington Post put on a display of such backward thinking on Saturday, when they published an op-ed by two lawyers from the influential D.C. firm Baker Hostetler.

  • Michael Copps on Protecting the Media and Democracy

    May 14, 2009

    Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps spoke this morning at Free Press’ Changing Media Summit, and he delivered a rousing reminder of how central the media are to sustaining a democracy, and how hard we need to continue to work to protect it.

  • Thinking Across the Issues, Part Two

    May 14, 2009

    The mid-day panel here at the Free Press Summit: Changing Media, raised vital questions about the future of American media: Will our new media system be a resource for all Americans, an engine for economic growth, and a platform for new forms of art, entertainment, education and information?

  • Thinking Across the Issues, Part One

    May 14, 2009

    If there was any overarching theme from this morning's keynote speeches and the dynamic mid-day panel here at the Free Press Summit: Changing Media, it is that we cannot think about the future of any one media policy in isolation.

  • Changing Media is Here!

    May 14, 2009

    Good morning! Our Changing Media event is starting in just minutes. We’ve been working hard, staying up late, eating pizza (and frozen, days-old Indian food) and stuffing envelope after envelope to pull off this big event.

  • AT&T’s Not-So-Secret Veto over 3G SlingPlayer Mobile

    May 13, 2009

    Modern TV is digital, and it is everywhere - from the laptop to the cell phone to the wristwatch. If it has a screen and a radio, you can probably watch TV on it. Innovations abound in this market. One of these, the Slingbox, redirects cable television signals over the Internet for remote viewing. With the right technology, consumers can watch TV anywhere, any time.

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