Features related to media consolidation

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

An October rally against NSA in Washington organized by StopWatching.Us, a coalition that includes Free Press. (Photo: Free Press/flickr)
November 11, 2013 | Blog

Free Press’s Craig Aaron discusses the challenges the Obama administration and corporations are posing to a free press and a free Internet. 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

December 20, 2012 | Group Think

As long as meaningful action on climate change will hurt the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industries, the media conglomerates and Wall Street, we can’t expect the media blackout to end….It’s going to be up to those of us in the non-profit, independent media to make sure the public is well-informed that the costs of climate change inaction will be far more expensive. MORE

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.
Bernie Lunzer
December 7, 2012 | Group Think
The president of the Newspaper Guild says media consolidation means less content, less less diversity, less innovation, and fewer journalists.
December 7, 2012 | Group Think
The creator of chicagotribune.com says cross-ownership rules have become outdated in the age of the internet
Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn take notes during a town hall meeting. May 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
December 5, 2012 | Blog

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn told a Senate hearing committee that she wishes to give the public a “more robust opportunity to engage.” Continue reading

December 4, 2012
Learn how big media companies are not just controlling the message, but American democracy as a result.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski speaks at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark. November 2009. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
December 3, 2012 | Q&A

Free Press’ CEO talks with Bill about the campaign to stop the FCC from relaxing rules limiting media cross-ownership in cities. Continue reading

FreePress.net's infographic outlines five reasons to care about the FCC's plans to relax rules about media consolidation.
December 3, 2012

Tell the Federal Communications Commission you’re concerned about relaxing the rules that limit the number of newspapers and major television and radio stations a corporation may own in the same city. Continue reading