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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Last Thursday, Washington got a visit -- not from the usual suspects of the telecommunications giants or the commercial broadcasting lobby – but from individuals and organizations working to improve the information and culture in their communities and striving for social justice.