Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

The Media Democracy Agenda: The Strategy and Legacy of FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps

This report, part history, and part strategy playbook, examines the tactics and policy priorities of former-Commissioner Michael J. Copps during his 10 years at the FCC.

Benton Welcomes New Senior Fellow and Public Advocate Gigi Sohn

Benton Foundation Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss named Gigi Sohn Benton Senior Fellow and Public Advocate.

Mignon Clyburn, Speaking Up For You

[Editorial] May 9 marks the end of a chapter. But this book is still being written. Today, we celebrate the many accomplishments of Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commissioner.

Senate confirms full slate of FTC commissioners (updated)

The Senate unanimously confirmed all five of President Trump's nominees to serve on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), bringing the consumer protection agency to full strength for the first time since the start of the new administration. The FTC

FCC Chairman Pai receives NRA gun award for courage

In lieu of delivering advertised remarks dubbed "American Pai: The Courageous Chairman of the FCC," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai received the National Rifle Association's (NRA) “Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award” at t

Moulton on Tech

Rep Seth Moulton (D-MA), who became the 19th person (and third politician from Massachusetts) to enter the Democratic presidential primary race, has said he sees national security as a major presidential election issue — and he’s stressed that glo

NTIA Announces Members of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that Commerce Sec Wilbur Ross has appointed 30 outside experts to serve on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC).

FCC Recharters CSRIC and Seeks Membership Nominations

The Federal Communications Commission announces the rechartering of the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), which will provide advice and recommendations to the FCC to improve the security, reliability, and

Q&A with Michael Copps: Trump Is Trying to Put FCC Out of Business

A Q&A with former Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps.