Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Trump has been great for the economy. The anti-Trump economy, that is.

These are boom times for the anti-Trump industrial complex.

Team Internet: People Power in the Fight for Net Neutrlaity

We’re seeing an unprecedented level of political engagement in this cultural moment.

Ajit Pai should be fired, petition says before Senate re-confirmation vote

Network neutrality advocacy group Free Press is gathering signatures on a petition to "fire" Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who needs a re-confirmation vote from the Senate in order to continue serving on the FCC.

Democratic Sens Plan 'Very Loud' Debate on Chairman Pai

Depending on what happens with the Obamacare repeal bill, a Senate vote on the re-confirmation of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai could come as soon as the week of Sept 25.

Steve Bannon Sought To Infiltrate Facebook Hiring

Steve Bannon plotted to plant a mole inside Facebook, according to e-mails sent days before the Breitbart boss took over Donald Trump’s campaign.

FCC Announces Chairs of Working Groups for Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

This Public Notice serves as notice that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed chairs for the three working groups for the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE):

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly announces Brooke Ericson as Chief of Staff, Press Contact and Media Advisor

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has hired Brooke Ericson as chief of staff, press contact and media advisor in his office. Ericson intends to begin work on October 2, 2017.

Groups Seek to Delay FCC Chairman Pai’s Re-confirmation

Media consolidation and deregulation critics are trying to prevent Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai from being confirmed for a new term, tying it to what they say are continuing questions about the FCC's handling of the Sinclair

FCC Commissioner Clyburn Announces Staff Changes

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn appointed Louis Peraertz as Senior Legal Advisor covering wireless, international and public safety issues, and the departure of Daudeline Meme, who has served as the Commissioner’s wir

The Public’s Advocate

We’re here to celebrate former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s public service, and discuss protecting the Open Internet, the most critical communications issue of our time.