Tag Archives: Nicholas Johnson

Protecting Our Columns Of Democracy

Nicholas Johnson is a hero of everyone here at BFIA.  Over the weekend we attended a reading of his new book at Prairie Lights book store in Iowa City.  Scroll down to the video below to view the entire reading … Continue reading

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Nicholas Johnson: Net Neutrality A Modern Day Pillar of Democracy

“For the FCC to repeal Net Neutrality, ownership limits, or the Fairness Doctrine, or politicians to say media are “the enemy of the American people,” chops away at democracy’s pillars. (Now 46% of voters believe media make up anti-Trump stories.)” … Continue reading

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Community Media and Ensuring the Future of Public Access

Interview with Nicholas Johnson, former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (1966-1973) about community television, the history of public access, and its future.

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Nicholas Johnson Speech On The Origins And Future Of Radio

Former FCC Commissioner and UI Law professor Nicholas Johnson gave a speech to commemorate the third birthday of community radio station KHOI 89.1 FM in Ames on Sunday, August 23rd. Below are excerpts from Nick Johnson’s blog, fromdc2iowa reposted here … Continue reading

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Who Will Be President Obama’s Next FCC Chairperson?

Julius Genachowski is resigning as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  He probably did the best he could during his tenure, considering the shark  environment in Washington, but he just wasn’t up to resisting corporate pressure as much as media … Continue reading

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