Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

Chairman Pai's Response Regarding USTelecom Forbearance Petition

On Oct 23, 2018, Rep Jared Huffman (D-CA) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai regarding a forbearance petition filed on May 4 with the FCC by USTelecom.

America's BIG problem is fueling us-versus-them

The big and powerful are getting bigger and more powerful — and the clear and dominant winners are big cities. With wealth, jobs, and power increasingly concentrated in a few large cities, we are witnessing a growing economic and political divide

Social media outpaces print newspapers in the U.S. as a news source

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans: One-in-five US adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who often do so from print newspapers (16%) for the first time since

Net Neutrality Potentially Gains Powerful Foe in Top Justice Candidate

William P. Barr, nominated to become the nation’s top law enforcement official in the Trump administration, is a former chief lawyer for Verizon Communications who has opposed net neutrality rules for more than a decade.

Google Hearing to Preview Democrats’ Strategy on Big Tech

Democrats and Google executives worked arm in arm for years, particularly during the Obama administration.

Trump’s new attorney general had charged Justice Department’s antitrust chief with giving an ‘inaccurate’ account of meeting with Time Warner

President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Justice previously challenged the integrity and motivation of the agency’s current antitrust chief, according to recently published court documents, offering a conflicting account o

It is not looking great for the Justice Department appeal of the AT&T-Time Warner merger

The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court to reconsider AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, arguing that the judge who approved the deal in June misunderstood fundamental economic principles and ignored how AT&T could

Tech Critic Gets Pushback From Industry

Sen-elect Josh Hawley (R-MO), who launched investigations into top tech players like Google and Facebook during his tenure as Missouri attorney general, is already drawing backlash from the industry over his critical remarks.

Tumblr, Consolidation and The Gentrification of Internet.

Tumblr recently announced it will ban adult content.

Media mega-mergers under threat with Democrats controlling the House

With Democrats taking control of the House when the new session starts Jan 3, lawmakers and media players are re-adjusting their strategies and preparing for a slew of new hearings and investigations.