Timothy Karr

Senior Director of Strategy

Timothy builds on Free Press' grassroots and policy work to advance the organization's strategic goals and reach new communities. Before joining Free Press, Tim served as executive director of MediaChannel.org and vice president of Globalvision New Media. He has also worked extensively as an editor, reporter and photojournalist for the Associated Press, Time, Inc., the New York Times and Australia Consolidated Press. Tim critiques, analyzes and reports on media and media policy for the Huffington Post and on his personal blog, MediaCitizen.

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Recent Press Statements

In the News

  • Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee to a Highway? A Showerhead?

    NPR
    July 22, 2014

    The FCC says it's writing rules for the Internet to preserve the status quo. To quote the FCC website: "The 'Open Internet' is the Internet as we know it." Open, in part, "because it treats all traffic that flows across the network in roughly the same way." Some people fear Internet providers could change the flow by charging more for certain businesses, but it's a complicated issue. And "Net Neutrality" is not a scintillating term, as even the man who coined it admits.

  • Why You Should Be Deeply Dreading the Comcast-Time Warner Merger

    Salon
    April 16, 2014

    Comcast's claim of "substantial public interest benefits" is anything but. Get ready for worse, more expensive service.

  • What Would an Alternative Online Economy Look Like?

    KALW-FM
    March 13, 2014

    In the first half of 2013, Internet ad revenue reached $20 Billion dollars. What are the economic drivers of the digital world? Who is benefiting from revenues generated online? And what are the alternatives?

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