BREAKING: FCC votes to kill Net Neutrality (for now)

Just moments ago, the Federal Communications Commission voted to consider adopting rules that would end Net Neutrality and give the 1% a fast lane on the internet. They did it in spite of a wave of public outrage towards the idea of a two-tiered internet: In addition to more than …

The Media Fix: End of Net Neutrality

  Read these three things.     The Information Counter-Revolution Timothy Karr, Free Press   Watchdog Report: NSA Program Is Illegal and Should End Charlie Savage, New York Times   Make ISPs into ‘Common Carriers,’ Says Former FCC Commissioner Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica     Want a little more?   …

60 Minutes’ dirty coverage on clean energy

We at Ethical Markets Media were also appalled at this narrow , biased  , inadequately researched segment .  What is happening to CBS 60 Minutes ?   – – Hazel Henderson , Editor A recent 60 Minutes segment reports a “Cleantech Crash”—even though the industry’s booming. Call on 60 Minutes to appoint a Public …

Obama Will Name Former Telecom Lobbyist as FCC Chair

News of the movement for May 1, 2013   Media Policy at the FCC Obama Ally Likely Pick for FCC President Obama is expected to nominate Tom Wheeler, a venture capital investor and fundraiser in Obama’s presidential campaigns, as chairman of the FCC. Wheeler, who more than a decade ago …

Media Reform Daily: Bigger and Badder?

  News of the movement for April 26, 2013   Journalism and Beyond Sinclair Broadcast Group: Bigger and Badder? Today in fat-cat consolidation news comes a report that Sinclair Broadcast Group is on the verge of owning more TV stations in the U.S. than any other company. Amy Kroin, Free …

  News of the movement for April 11, 2013     National Conference for Media Reform Taking on Murdoch, SOPA and the FCC From the digital divide to media consolidation to Net Neutrality, Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press, is on the front lines of media reform. BillMoyers.com …