Labor

The people who work in the communications industries.

YouTube and Facebook escape billions in copyright payouts after European Union vote

Google, YouTube and Facebook could escape having to make billions in payouts to press publishers, record labels and artists after European Union lawmakers voted to reject proposed changes to copyright rules that aimed to make the tech companies sh

Facebook ramps up hiring of DC engineers

Facebook is hiring more engineers in Washington (DC) as it tackles problems, like countering online extremism and foreign election meddling, that have received attention from policymakers.  The plan to “quintuple” the social network’s DC engineeri

Chairman Pai Statement on Proposal to Improve Enforcement of EEO Rules

On July 3, 1968, the Federal Communications Commission first concluded that equal opportunity in employment was essential to the public interest, and committed to ensuring that the national policy against discrimination in hiring applied to broadc

Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life

Technology experts and scholars have never been at a loss for concerns about the current and future impact of the internet. Over the years of canvassings by Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center, many experts have

2018 Research: Women and people of color in local TV and radio news

The percentage of women and people of color in TV newsrooms and in TV news management are at the highest levels ever measured by the RTDNA/Hofstra University Newsroom Survey.

CWA Will Oppose T-Mobile-Sprint Without Job Commitments

In advance of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger, the Communications Workers of America called on the companies to commit to protecting workers' rights and not eliminating jobs, and threatened to oppose the

The Unsettling Hum of Silicon Valley’s Failure to Hire More Black Workers

Tech companies know that they have a race problem. But their efforts to address it have so far yielded little. Facebook Inc. says that 3 percent of its U.S.

Fading local press raises fears for city democracy

On both sides of the Atlantic, interest in news is high.

President Trump: Why hasn't TBS fired Samantha Bee?

President Donald Trump blasted TBS over comedian Samantha Bee’s recent use of a vulgar slur to describe first daughter Ivanka Trump.  In an early morning tweet, President Trump questioned why Bee hasn’t been fired for calling his daughter a “feckl

Profile of FTC Commissioner Slaughter: ‘I Don’t Feel Superhuman. I Feel Like a Mom Who Has a Career.’

For the next several weeks, until her daughter Pippa goes to day care as a slightly older baby, she will join Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter on the fifth floor, either in a gray bouncy seat behind a desk or nestled in a wrap attached