What happens when the institutions we depend on – the ones supposedly “too big to fail” – begin to fail us? The unsustainable drive toward ever greater profits has undermined our society’s’ core institutions: health care, banks and now, journalism.
This is a guest post by Mark MacCarthy, a professor at Georgetown University's Communication, Culture, and Technology Program.
I want to develop the idea that substantially increased federal funding for public service media that provide local news and information would be an effective public policy response to the crisis in journalism. I start from several propositions:
In the run-up to the release of the Federal Communication Commission’s proposed new Network Neutrality rules on Thursday, phone and cable lobbyists and their proxies have been hammering lawmakers, regulators and the press with unsubstantiated claims about the “unintended consequences” of FCC action.
As the opponents of Net Neutrality continue their desperate attempts to thwart the FCC from beginning a rulemaking on the issue, we decided it might be helpful for readers to see for themselves the kinds of pretzel-like arguments they’ve twisted themselves into. Here are five fundamental questions Net Neutrality opponents have failed to answer:
ColorOfChange.org is writing to urge the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support the fundamental Internet principle of network neutrality. For African-Americans and several other communities, the Internet offers a transformative opportunity to build a more equitable media system.