Labor

The people who work in the communications industries.

News Blues

I have a bad case of news blues. Journalism is fast becoming a vast wasteland. Newsrooms across the land are hollowed out, or in many cases shuttered.

The Latest Round of FTC Competition and Consumer Protection Hearings

The Federal Trade Commission this week held another set of hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The hearings and public comment process this Fall and Winter will provide opportunities for FTC staff and leadership to

Commissioner Starks at the Media Institute Free Speech America Gala

The rights enshrined in the First Amendment, including freedom of speech and freedom of the press, guide the Federal Communications Commission’s public interest standard, which must inform everything that we do.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Starks to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference

[The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference] is a time to highlight our policy priorities and develop collaborative solutions so that when we return to our communities, whether Brooklyn (NY), Southeast DC, or Jackson

Key findings about the online news landscape in America

Key findings about the way Americans get news online – as well as how digital newsrooms in the US are faring:

NTIA Data: Two-thirds of US Internet Users Do Not Participate in the Sharing Economy

In our most recent Internet Use Survey, conducted in 2017, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration included questions about participation in the sharing economy for the first time.

The rural America death spiral

Political and economic power is shifting to the cities, and 20% of the population — 46 million people — is being left behind in rural America.

Newsroom Diversity Efforts Have Failed. It's Time to Take a Structural Approach.

People of color made up nearly 40 percent of the US population, according to 2018 Census Bureau figures.

Sens Gardner, Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Connect Americans to Broadband, Jobs

Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), members of the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced the TOWER Infrastructure Deployment Act (TOWER Act) to increase broadband deployment and close the workforce shortage in the telecommunica