News organizations have been preparing for the possibility of their employees covering political unrest during the Republican National Convention, with some offering training and equipment typically reserved for war correspondents.
[Commentary] Look at the power of today's social media in the hands both of journalists committed to truth-telling and everyday citizens fighting back against injustice.
On the night of Aug 13, 2014, about half a million people watched online as a militarized police force in in Ferguson, Missouri, squared off with largely peaceful crowds protesting the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
[Commentary] Channel surfers who stopped on MSNBC on July 11 in the 6 p.m. hour would have stumbled on something new in the world of cable news. In the July segment, every person on camera -- the host and the two guests -- was African-American.
[Commentary] One of the most persistent lies told in Washington is the notion that common carriage is a heavy-handed regulation that transforms innovative businesses into antiquated, government-run utilities.
[Commentary] The adoption of the "Pulver Order" by the Federal Communications Commission in 2004 recognized the madness of applying 70-year-old Title II telecom regulations to IP communications.
[Commentary] Net neutrality is a civil rights issue.
[Commentary] In a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, 60 Republicans insisted that the federal government shouldn't interfere with the 20 state laws that either prohibit or severely inhibit municipally owned broadban
When the European Union's so called "right to be forgotten" policy was instituted in May, news outlets worried that the ruling could have a negative impact on the media.
[Commentary] Because the European Union has recognized a "right to be forgotten," it is now possible for European citizens to request that Google remove links to stories that provide information about their lives.