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  • 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.

  • New Strategies for Saving the News

    May 12, 2009

    This week, Free Press released Saving the News: Toward a National Journalism Strategy, a comprehensive new examination of the journalism crisis from a public policy perspective.

  • Follow the Free Press Summit Online

    May 12, 2009

    Can’t attend the Free Press Summit: Changing Media this Thursday in Washington, D.C.? No problem. We still want you to be a part of this unique multimedia event to reshape the future of communications in America.

  • America’s Internet Recovery Plan

    May 11, 2009

    Today, Free Press released Dismantling Digital Deregulation: Toward a National Broadband Strategy, a comprehensive analysis of the failed policies at the root of America’s broadband decline.

  • Why Young People Should Care About Internet Policy

    May 8, 2009

    Ask an Internet entrepreneur about the current state of our country’s broadband Internet, and you’ll probably get an animated response about the battle between content producers and service providers; a Sparta-esque fight led by the embattled masses rising up against discriminatory practices that threaten the freedom of the Internet. It’s practically Armageddon.

  • Investigating the Journalism Crisis

    May 8, 2009

    Wednesday’s Senate hearing on the future of newspapers felt more like an autopsy. Call it CSI: Newspapers.

    At a time when we need to step back and take a holistic approach to examine the crisis facing journalism, the participants in yesterday’s hearing seemed all too ready to hone in on one culprit: the Internet.In doing so, they were ignoring a vast crime scene, with a slew of villains and victims on every side.

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