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Freedom of the Press 2014: Media Freedom Hits Decade Low

Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to a Freedom House report.

Miguel A. Figueroa to head ALA Center for the Future of Libraries

Miguel Figueroa, former director of the ALA Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, has been named to head the new American Library Association Center for the Future of Libraries.

New America’s Sascha Meinrath Launches X-Lab: Innovative Platform to Anticipate and Prepare for Future Disruptions in Tech Policy

Community Internet pioneer and entrepreneurial visionary Sascha Meinrath announced the launch of X-Lab, an innovative platform to anticipate, develop, and respond to what’s next in tech policy.

Rep Walden Announces Hearing with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on May 20

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep Greg Walden (R-OR), will have a hearing to conduct oversight of the Federal Communications Commission May 20, 2014.

Best Social Media Practices in Congress Recognized in New Research

Announcing the winners of the Congressional Management Foundation's (CMF) 113th Congress Gold Mouse Awards identifying the 87 winners including the 70 best websites in Congress and, for the first time, 17 Members of Congress using innovative socia

Terrell McSweeny Begins Term at Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez welcomed Terrell McSweeny as she began her official duties as an FTC Commissioner.

Energy Department Releases New Guidance for Strengthening Cybersecurity of the Grid’s Supply Chain

The Energy Department has released new guidance to help US industry strengthen energy delivery system cybersecurity.

Local Television Revenue Expected to Reach Over $20 Billion in 2014

BIA/Kelsey, adviser to companies in the local media industry, forecasts the local television advertising market will grow by nearly eight percent in 2014, after dipping in 2013.

Christopher Mims Named New WSJ Tech Columnist

We are delighted to announce that Christopher Mims is the new technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal and, the Journal’s online and mobile home for tech coverage.

FCC Proposes to Make 150 MHz of Spectrum Available for Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to provide more spectrum for general consumer use, carrier-grade small cell deployments, fixed wireless broadband services, and other innovative uses, through the creation of a new Citizens Broadban