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.


Recent Press Statements

  • House Joins Opposition to Trump FCC's Attempt to Gut Net Neutrality

    January 16, 2018
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Rep. Mike Doyle (D–Pennsylvania) announced that 80 fellow House members have joined him in co-sponsoring legislation to reject the Federal Communications Commission’s vastly unpopular Dec. 14 decision to eliminate Net Neutrality.
  • Rep. Blackburn Introduces Fake Net Neutrality Legislation

    December 19, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R–Tennessee) introduced anti-Net Neutrality legislation that she dubbed the “Open Internet Preservation Act.” The bill lacks many of the fundamental guarantees that prevent internet access providers from interfering with online traffic.
  • Momentum Builds to Restore Net Neutrality Rules Gutted by the FCC

    December 15, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Friday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer pledged to bring a bill to the floor to undo the Federal Communication Commission's recent repeal of Net Neutrality protections. Since the Thursday FCC vote, 20 senators pledged to back the “resolution of disapproval” — a proceeding authorized under the Congressional Review Act, which requires simple majority votes in the House and Senate to void a new regulation passed by federal agencies.

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