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Joseph advocates in Washington to ensure that our nation’s media policies serve the public interest and builds coalitions to broaden the movement's base. Joseph writes frequently on media and internet issues and is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media. He is the 2015 recipient of the Everett C. Parker Award, which recognizes an individual whose work embodies the principles and values of the public interest. Before joining Free Press, Joseph worked as deputy director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was a journalist for several years. He earned a degree in communications from the College of Staten Island.

Expert Analysis

  • Explainer
    Media Accountability
    Diversity in Media Ownership

    Dream Denied: Media, Surveillance and MLK

    April 4, 2018

    The mainstream media, our government and a majority of White Americans denounced King when he was alive.

  • Insights & Opinions
    Future of Journalism
    Diversity in Media Ownership

    Racism in the Media Persists 50 Years After Kerner Report

    March 7, 2018

    A report released 50 years ago documented how the media contributed to our nation’s racial divisions. Half a century later, the problems outlined in this report persist.

  • Explainer
    Internet Access

    The Communications Crisis in Puerto Rico

    January 31, 2018

    Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, leaving the island without power and phone service, and damaging 95 percent of all cell towers.


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