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ESPN vs. NFL: A Win for the NFL Is a Loss for the Players and Fans

Location:
ESPN, 935 Middle St, Bristol, CT, 06010, United States
Recommendation:
2

With more than 4,500 former football players suing the NFL over claims that it hid known risks of life changing head trauma, the ESPN decision is puzzling. That is until one considers the consequences of displeasing the NFL.

The Future of Broadband: Why Fix It if It's Not Broken

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Internet policy prescription outlined by the Clinton Administration has been working.

Step Up to the Microphone!

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Thanks to activists ranging from the Philadelphia area Prometheus Radio to the Davis, California non-profit Common Frequency, the true heart and soul of radio may be coming back -- if people in local communities choose to be the media they want to hear.

Consumers Stand to Lose as CBS Battles Time Warner Cable

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

In retransmission fights like CBS vs Time Warner Cable, someone needs to stand up for consumers.

Are You Ready to Dump Cable?

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
2

As CBS and Time Warner Cable remain locked in a three-week battle over retransmission fees, you have to wonder when their millions of viewers will throw in the towel and abandon cable altogether.

Giving Our Kids a Chance to Compete in the Global Economy Means High-Speed Broadband Capacity

Location:
Mooresville, NC, United States
Recommendation:
2

In Mooresville, North Carolina, school may be out for summer, but the halls are not quiet. President Obama's visit to Mooresville highlighted Mooresville Graded School District's innovative digital learning program.

Money, Brains and Broadband: Tools to Thrive in a 21st Century Economy

Location:
Mobile Future, 1325 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States
Recommendation:
2

Across America, small business innovators are harnessing the tools of 21st Century economic growth: money, brains, and broadband. From the Silicon Prairie to the Southern Gulf to my back yard in northwest Montana, we are seeing start-ups grow successfully in unlikely places -- creating jobs, innovating and attracting investment. That's why I'm excited to join a recent Webinar hosted by Mobile Future to discuss the accelerating business formation and surprisingly swift progress being made across rural America.

The Key to Social and Economic Development? Broadband Adoption

Location:
Cisco, 170 West Tasman Dr., San Jose, CA, 95134, United States
Recommendation:
2

A new report by the UN Broadband Commission and Cisco shows that Korea and Singapore are the most notable examples of a statistically significant trend; Countries that embrace national broadband plans have increased broadband adoption.

The Starting Block America Needs: High-Speed Broadband in Every School

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
2

The White House's report, Four Years of Broadband Growth, shines a light on what broadband expansion means for women and minorities across America. Education is the most important tool we have to serve low income communities, and 21st century students deserve 21st century technology in every school nationwide.

Fire Island Erupts Over Verizon's Wireless Voice Link: New York AG Claims Verizon Violated Agreement

Location:
Kismet, NY, United States
Recommendation:
2

The future of telecommunications in the U.S. is being played out on the sandy beaches of Fire Island, NY.

Comcast, Verizon Editorials Distort True Picture of U.S. Internet Service, Experts Say

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Recent editorials authored by top Internet executives paint a rosy picture of America's broadband services, but experts say they distort reality and don't offer a full picture about problems with the market.

Verizon's Wireless 'Voice Link' as a Replacement of the Wires? The Downgrading and Disconnecting of America's Communications Networks

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States
Recommendation:
2

Imagine waking up after a storm and your wired phone line is dead. You've kept it because the cell phone service isn't reliable or sounds like you are under water. Maybe you really wanted something more reliable in case of an emergency. You check and the burglar alarm isn't working either. You go to your home office and find that the DSL line is out as well. You walk over to your neighbor's house and their services are also out.

Five Questions for the Next FCC Chief

Location:
Senate Commerce Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Russell Senate Office Building - 253, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
2

Here are five questions the Senate Commerce Committee should ask of Tom Wheeler, the President’s nominee to be chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Kochs and Cross-Ownership: Formula for a Weaker Democracy

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

I was disappointed to see that former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt has joined forces with opponents of the Commission's longstanding cross-ownership rules.

Tell the FCC: Talk Radio Is Not 'Bonafide News!'

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Is talk radio the same as "bonafide news"?

Freedom of the Press and Criminal Solicitation

Location:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW J. Edgar Hoover Building, Washington, DC, 20535-0001, United States
Recommendation:
2

Several years ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained a search warrant authorizing it to review two days' worth of Fox News reporter James Rosen's emails after demonstrating to a judge it had probable cause to believe that Rosen had committed a crime by soliciting the disclosure of classified information from a government official. The government official was later indicted for leaking classified information. Since this development came to light, members of the media have insisted that the assertion that Rosen violated the law by soliciting the disclosure of classified information is wholly incompatible with the First Amendment. It is more complicated than that.

Beyond the Tea Party: How the IRS Is Killing Nonprofit Media

Location:
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 10th St & Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States
Recommendation:
2

Over the past few years the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has virtually stopped approving 501(c)(3) status for nonprofit news organizations.

Who Owns the Media? Obama's Next FCC Chairman

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Can you even think of a time when putting a rich industry insider in charge of a crucial government agency has not worked out for the public interest?

The AP 'Scandal': The Straight Scoop

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States
Recommendation:
2

The hysteria of the media's response to the Associated Press “scandal” is predictably self-involved and self-interested and the reaction of Republicans is predictably hypocritical. The furious condemnation of the Department of Justice in this situation is way over the top.

Internet Uncertainty

Recommendation:
1

To be more accountable to users, social media platforms should adopt publicly transparent processes allowing a full view of every decision to block content. And these sites should invite feedback from users as a check against abuses.

Shining the Light on Press Freedom Worldwide

Recommendation:
1

For the past two decades, World Press Freedom Day has served to remind us of the vital importance of the freedom of the press to human rights, good governance and freedom.

CISPA Changes Show Power of Internet Advocacy

Location:
Washington, DC, United States

Koch News Is Bad News

Location:
Koch Industries, Wichita, KS, 67201-2256, United States
Recommendation:
2

Over the years, Charles and David Koch have financed a vast organizing network, including Americans for Prosperity, that amplifies their extreme anti-environment, anti-labor and anti-democracy views. They've bankrolled a constellation of think tanks, including the Cato Institute, the Heartland Institute and the Mercatus Center, which churn out research designed to prop up the Kochs' position that corporations should not be regulated. But that isn't enough for the Koch brothers.

Marco Rubio Forced To Clarify That He Is Not Giving Away Free Cellphones

Location:
Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
1

Lots going on up at Capitol Hill which is kind of not the ideal environment for a bunch of right-wing blogs to start dredging up nonsense over a sinister plan to give away free cellphones, mirroring the ancient election year grievance over "Obamaphones," but that's what's happened.

Mike Rogers: CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Opponents Are Teens In Their Basements

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) said that most opponents to his controversial cybersecurity bill are teenagers in their basements.

A Fighter for the Public Interest at the FCC

Location:
Annenberg School for Communication - University of Pennsylvania, 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States
Recommendation:
2

Does it matter who chairs the Federal Communications Commission?

How to Pick an FCC Chair Who Gets It

Location:
Greenlining Institute, 1918 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Recommendation:
1

While the next Federal Communications Commission chair needs to understand the ins and outs of technology and related law, that won't be enough. He or she must also understand that consumers are different. Different groups -- whether based on income, race, geography, or some other factor -- have different telecommunications needs. And we need a telecommunications system that works for everyone.

CNN, MSNBC Criticized Over Lack Of Diversity In Recent Reshuffles

Location:
CNN, 1 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303, United States
Recommendation:
2

Several commentators have recently noticed that, for all of the turnover in cable news these days, one thing is constant: the faces being shuffled around all seem to be white.

Aaron Swartz Lawyers Accuse Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Of Misconduct

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States
Recommendation:
2

Federal prosecutor Stephen Heymann engaged in prosecutorial misconduct by withholding key evidence from the defense team of Aaron Swartz, the late Internet activist's legal team alleged in a letter to an internal Justice Department ethics unit.

John And Ken Show Protested By Latinos, As Conservative Talk Radio Program Expands To New York

Location:
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), 55 S Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91105, United States
Recommendation:
2

A Latino group is re-launching a campaign against a talk radio show it accuses of fueling hate speech against Hispanics.