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It's absurd for the New York Times to cast him as a tool of corporate media, when he's been in the forefront of trying to rein it in.

If FCC chairman Kevin Martin prevails, Americans will be stuck with one-size-fits-all media and a downsized democracy.

Google's bid to acquire DoubleClick will make it the most powerful player in interactive marketing on the planet. But it poses threats to our privacy, politics and democratic aspirations for the Internet.

Will Rupert Murdoch's play to own and operate the Wall Street Journal have a silver lining for liberals?

If the Washington Post is a key player in American politics, why
does its editorial page consistently miss the point?

The Philadelphia Inquirer is planning to run an editorial column
sponsored by Citizens Bank. What's next--the Phillip Morris
column on health issues?

Progressives need to take on Fox News's ugly propaganda.

The jury selection for the trial of a Canadian press baron accused of looting shareholder earnings reveals popular discontent with the corporate elite.

No matter what you think of The New Republic's politics, the public sphere will suffer if the magazine becomes homogenized by its new corporate owner.

The New York Times's credulous reporting of flimsy "evidence" regarding Iranian weapons in Iraq is enabling Bush's anti-Iran propaganda drive.

Blogs

What happens to press freedom when an ALEC-supporting telecom giant owns one of the world’s most-read news sites?

May 15, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

He criticized old media, he created new media and he knew the necessity of a free and freewheeling press.

March 20, 2015

The president wants cities to be able to innovate with municipal broadband systems.

January 15, 2015

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014

It is absurd that broadcast networks choose entertainment over Obama’s immigration speech.

November 20, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how local TV stations boost their bottom lines with a deluge of election ads.

November 3, 2014

CNN’s climate change coverage almost disappeared like Malaysian Flight 370.

October 2, 2014

Why is it that one of the authors Amazon is choosing not to screw over just happens to be the chair of the House Budget Committee? Coincidence? Or political favoritism?

September 30, 2014

Why are certain Internet users so irrationally attached to the notion of net neutrality?

May 27, 2014