Features related to big media

David Carr, Susan Crawford
May 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Democracy loses if the Internet’s sold to the highest bidder — and that may be exactly what’s about to happen. Continue reading

Avaaz joins with other US advocacy groups to deliver more than a million signatures for a free and democratic internet to the FCC in Washington using a giant digital counter on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Avaaz)
Updated April 30, 2014 | Activism

As powerful media organizations and the government threaten to stifle free speech, a coalition of activists is fighting for your right to connect and communicate. Continue reading

In this Dec. 3, 2009 file photo, a sign outside the Comcast Center, left, is shown in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
February 15, 2014 | Blog

When it comes to media, bigger is not better. Continue reading

Wires hanging from the sky
January 15, 2014 | Blog

A DC circuit court has killed net neutrality. If the outcry is large enough, the FCC may take a stand. Continue reading

Two broadcasters at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Radio Conciencia, a worker-run radio station in Immokalee, Florida.
October 24, 2013 | Activism

The FCC is now accepting applications for new low power FM radio stations. Activist Betty Yu explains how community radio can be a catalyst for racial justice, economic equity and human rights. Continue reading

Free Press's big media monopoly Google map
October 22, 2013

Since the mid-1990s, four companies have been devouring local TV stations across the United States. Continue reading

Craig Aaron at the National Conference for Media Reform
April 10, 2013 | Blog
Craig Aaron, head of the media reform group Free Press, challenges the most powerful lobbies in Washington to protect our airways from corporate control.
Amy Goodman reporting in Haiti
April 10, 2013 | Blog

In a wide-ranging conversation, the host and executive producer of Democracy Now! tells Michael Winship why she believes independent media is essential to a functioning democracy. Continue reading

President Bush speaks at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
March 20, 2013 | Blog

It’s been a decade since the start of the Iraq War, but many of those responsible would rather not reminisce about the true roles they played. Continue reading

For Fiber pin
February 7, 2013 | Blog

How one Louisiana town fought telecom companies to build one of the fastest networks in the nation for its residents. Continue reading

February 5, 2013

Susan Crawford joins Bill to discuss how powerful media conglomerates put profit ahead of the public interest when it comes to Internet access. Continue reading

President Franklin D. Roosevelt shown at the White House, in Washington with an imposing battery of microphones lined up in front of him as he broadcast to the nation. January 1935. (AP Photo)
December 19, 2012 | Q&A
Victor Pickard answers our questions about the (almost) golden age of the FCC when progressive commissioners tried to make commercial media more attentive to public interests.
Representatives of the media advocacy group Free Press deliver 200,000 petition signatures to the FCC. (Free Press)
December 12, 2012 | Blog

Representatives of several media advocacy groups delivered petitions opposing relaxation of media ownership laws. Continue reading

Jewish-American scholar and activist Noam Chomsky arrives to a conference at the Islamic University in Gaza City. October 2012. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
December 10, 2012 | BillBoard
Bill shared with staff an AlterNet round-up of Noam Chomsky quotes about America's corporate media.
December 7, 2012

Senator Bernie Sanders joins Bill to discuss why Big Media is a threat to democracy and what citizens can do to fight back. Continue reading

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