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President Biden Renominates Public Interest Advocate To FCC

https://www.freepress.net/news/press-releases/president-biden-rejects-industry-smear-campaign-and-renominates-gigi-sohn WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, President Joe Biden renominated public-interest advocate Gigi Sohn to serve on the Federal Communications Commission. Biden first nominated Sohn to the position in October 2021, but she faced an intense smear campaign orchestrated by groups … Continue reading

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Nicholas Johnson on Television and Politics

“Much of the high cost of political campaigns comes from media buys — especially television time. In the CBS Reports episode, “Television and Politics,” October 20, 1970, hosted by Mike Wallace, Nicholas Johnson put forth his suggestions for a solution.” … Continue reading

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FCC Fines Sinclair Stations

This is great news. Sinclair Broadcasting hit with hefty, unprecedented fines. https://www.nexttv.com/news/fcc-upholds-record-dollar10m-retrans-fine-against-sinclair-managed-stations “ATVA applauds the FCC’s decision to fine stations associated with Sinclair nearly $9 million for violating the good faith negotiation rules,” said American Television Alliance Jessica Kendust. “The … Continue reading

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How We Win Back Net Neutrality

Sign the petition for a full functional FCC now by appointing and confirming a 5th commissioner ASAP. Fight For The Future:  This week, we are going over best questions people asked in our net neutrality AMA on Reddit, and discussing … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Allows FCC To Loosen Ownership Rules

As if media consolidation wasn’t bad enough already, Thursday the Supreme Court made it possible for even more consolidation to take place.  The question before the Court was not on the validity of ownership rules or their effects on the … Continue reading

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FCC Deadlock: We Need Another Commissioner

Action alert from FreePress: In the waning days of the last administration, the Trump White House and Republican-controlled Senate gave us one final parting gift: a deadlocked FCC. That deadlock has put some of our most important work on hold: … Continue reading

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How You Can Help The Supreme Court #SaveLocalNews

Posting for my friend Sue Wilson who is a committed, passionate media reform activist. https://www.gofundme.com/f/supreme-court-savelocalnews Our democracy thrives on the free exchange of competing ideas as memorialized in our First Amendment. In this age of disinformation, centralized national news channels, … Continue reading

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Reminder: This Election Could Decide Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality – hope you haven’t forgotten about it. Currently, the FCC has the ability to determine whether the internet is classified as either an information service or a telecommunications service. If the internet is defined as an information service, … Continue reading

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Court Decides Against Trump FCC

In 2018, Free Press sued the Trump FCC for gutting longstanding rules designed to limit how much local media a given company can own. And this morning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit sided with us and … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack Continues To Work To Improve Rural Broadband

Reps. Loebsack, Latta, Long and McEachin Introduce Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Bob Latta (OH-05) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband … Continue reading

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