Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

Knight Foundation Invests $3.5 Million in Research to Inform the National Debate on Internet Governance and Policy

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced more than $3.5 million in funding to support new, independent research into issues at the forefront of national tech policy debates.

Are Big Tech acquisitions feeding antitrust probes?

As big tech companies collect startups from different industries like Easter eggs, are they unwittingly adding evidence to the antitrust investigations of the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission? While two of the four companies in ques

Chairman Simons to Sen Hawley: No-Go on 2012 Google Antitrust Report

"Unfortunately, we are not able to honor your request," Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons tells Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) about the senator's ask that the agency release its 2012 staff report on Google.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for Nov 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the Open FCC Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019:

Technology Companies Target the Cord Cutters

Facebook is getting deeper into the wireless business. It isn’t buying a cellular provider or even licenses to use federally controlled airwaves.

ALA denounces Amazon, Macmillan in response to Congressional inquiry on competition in digital markets

Current practices by content publishers and distributors in digital markets limit libraries’ ability to deliver core services, according to a 

Mark Zuckerberg and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Capitol Hill

Sixty different politicians had five minutes each to grill Zuckerberg about whatever they wanted, and they jumped at the opportunity to try and test him. Congress came across as prepared, serious, and thoughtful. While the hearing was supposed to

Will the Sprint and T-Mobile merger create competition?

A Q&A with Benton Senior Fellow Gigi Sohn.