Craig Aaron

President and CEO

Craig took the leadership of Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund in April 2011. He joined Free Press in 2004 and speaks across the country on media, Internet and journalism issues. Craig is a frequent guest on talk radio and is quoted often in the national press. His commentaries also appear regularly in the Guardian and the Huffington Post. Before joining Free Press, he was an investigative reporter for Public Citizen's Congress Watch and the managing editor of In These Times magazine. He is the editor of two books, Appeal to Reason: 25 Years of In These Times and Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Blog Posts

Recent Press Statements

In the News

  • FCC Will Allow Internet 'Fast Lanes'

    National Journal
    April 24, 2014

    The FCC plans to move ahead with regulations that would allow Internet service providers to charge websites for faster service, according to an agency official.

  • FCC Set to Change Net Neutrality Rules

    NPR
    April 24, 2014

    The chairman of the FCC will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.

  • The FCC Mulling New, Less Neutral Rules for the Internet

    Los Angeles Times
    April 24, 2014

    Moments after news leaked about a new Net Neutrality plan from the Federal Communications Commission's chairman, consumer advocates in Washington began proclaiming their distaste.

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