One of the best parts about the News Voices: New Jersey project is getting to meet with and listen to our members in the Garden State. And many of those members have told us that their communities aren’t getting close to enough local news coverage.
The FCC enacted sensible Net Neutrality protections based on the strong legal footing of Title II classification. While there’s room for debate on all of the ins and outs of the law, it’s wrong to suggest that it sweeps in everything on the Internet.
We asked our New Jersey members to tell us how they consume news, what issues they care about, and how well they feel local media reflect their communities. More than 300 people responded — and their answers were telling.
Anyone who’s watched an online petition or hashtag go viral can testify to the Internet’s power to effect change.
A must-read report from our friends at the Center for Media Justice poses a provocative question about this phenomenon.
Comcast thought it could get away with offering free Internet-speed upgrades only to certain high-paying customers — but activists from the Media Mobilizing Project, Free Press, SumOfUs, Working Families and other organizations put a stop to that.