Wellspring’s dark money crucial to judicial group, helps others in Trump orbit

[Commentary] Moments after President Donald Trump’s January announcement that Neil Gorsuch was his pick to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat, a small nonprofit that most Americans have never heard of launched ConfirmGorsuch

Google Fiber Was Doomed From the Start

[Commentary] In Feb, there was a shakeup at Alphabet’s Access division (the new name for what was originally called Google Fiber).

Welcome to Series, a new type of story on Medium

Medium is introducing a new type of story to Medium for readers who just can’t wait for that next post: Series. Series are mobile stories that can be added to over time and unfold card by card with the tap of your finger.

Mark Zuckerberg’s welcome embrace of journalism

[Commentary] While a majority of Americans are spending more time consuming news on social media platforms, the leaders of these companies have until recently declined to accept their role as the most important publishers of our time.

Trump’s FCC Pick Is Threatening the Jobs His Boss Promised America

[Commentary] To meet the loss of the manufacturing industry, tech jobs are going to have to move outside of Silicon Valley, to the center of the country.

Can We Make Media Better? Some Signs Of Hope.

[Commentary] I see two main opportunities to make media more informative, delightful and inspiring of action:

The Alternative Facts of Cable Companies

[Commentary] Cable is in many ways an uncreative business—“like chicken in a grocery store,” as Comcast founder Ralph Roberts once said.

How Information Fuels the Power of our Democracy

[Commentary] We started this conference 10 years ago...and look where we are:
First, the internet continues to hold small “d” democratic promise like nothing else in history.

The Real Question Behind Zero-Rating: Who Should Pay?

[Commentary] Transmitting data through wireless networks is costly, as the agency has admitted countless times. Traditionally, costs have been recovered via consumer data plans.

Here’s Exactly How the Internet Is Now Under Threat

[Commentary] On January 26th, I interviewed former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler at Harvard Law School, where I teach.