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Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Internet protest

The commissioners are considering rules that would allow telecom giants to control it with “pay to play” schemes.

If it’s not blocked, a single corporation will be able to dictate digital communications and media content for decades to come.

Verizon

It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media.

AT&T

Public interest organizations say deregulating phone service providers will hurt communities of color, but major civil rights groups are still in favor.

Media observers horrified at the thought of a Koch takeover of the Tribune Company are more sanguine about Murdoch. What are they thinking?

His next appointee for FCC chair could determine whether robber barons consolidate their domination of the public discourse.

Comcast Center

In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

Blogs

Some more problems with Peretz, NPR's oppressive objectivity and Alter-reviews.

October 22, 2010

The struggle over Google's deal with Verizon is about a lot more than technology and business. It's a vital debate about the future of the democratic discourse.

August 16, 2010

If the deal goes through, a terrible cable and broadband provider will become a terrible content provider.

May 24, 2010

An edgy ad could have broken through right-wing psychological barriers on climate change and alternative energy. Fox turned it down.

May 11, 2010

"So the haters have Fox, the lovers who are afraid to be hurt again have MSNBC, but what about all the people who watched the speech and found it too straightforward and understandable? Well, there's always CNN."

February 11, 2010

The "I will mess you up" Senator is what Keith Olbermann is now calling Al Franken. He also added that "orientation" for Minnesota's Senator is now over.

February 10, 2010

All that guff you're hearing about the importance of public service reporting that's insulated from the influence of corporate advertisers? It's not guff -- as ABC TV affiliates in five southeast states have just found out. Advertisers punish and Toyota apparently did just that, by pulling advertising off scores of affiliates of ABC TV "as punishment" for ABC News reporting on Toyota's sticky pedals.

February 10, 2010