Craig Aaron

President and CEO

Craig has led Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund since 2011. For more than a decade, he has been a leader in major campaigns to safeguard Net Neutrality, stop media mergers and consolidation, oppose unchecked surveillance, defend public media and sustain quality journalism. He works in Washington and speaks often to the press and the public on media and technology issues. He has written for The Daily Beast, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Hill, MSNBC, Politico, The Progressive, The Seattle Times, Slate and many other outlets. Before joining Free Press, he was an investigative reporter for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch and the managing editor of In These Times magazine. He is the editor of two books, Appeal to Reason: 25 Years of In These Times and Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter @notaaroncraig.

Blogs

Recent Press Statements

In the News

  • Justice Department Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

    Variety
    November 21, 2017

    The Department of Justice sued to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger on Monday, warning that the combined company could drive up the cost of channels like HBO, CNN and TBS to rivals and ultimately the price that consumers pay for prized content.

  • We Smell Payback by Trump on AT&T-Time Warner

    Chicago Sun-Times
    November 21, 2017

    It is entirely reasonable to fear that Trump is politicizing the Justice Department, using the power of his office to subvert the rule of the law, as he has tried before.

  • Clear and Present Danger to Democracy

    The Nation
    November 21, 2017

    Eighty years ago, the dawn of the modern communications age coincided with the rise of authoritarian leaders who controlled and manipulated communications in Europe.

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