News Explore our recent press releases, latest updates and media mentions. If you are a member of the media and have inquiries, interview requests, or would like to join our press list, please contact Timothy Karr at 201-533-8838, or reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the Free Press media kit. Press Releases Privacy Surveillance Free Press Action Welcomes Bipartisan Legislation to Curtail Patriot Act Surveillance Powers January 23, 2020 The Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act would significantly curtail the federal government’s ability to spy on and collect data from people in the United States. Local Journalism New Jersey Releases Funds for Innovative Initiative to Support Civic-Minded News and Information Across the State January 16, 2020 TRENTON — The state is releasing the first $1 million of the $2 million earmarked for the Civic Info Consortium, a historic initiative to strengthen local news. Free & Open Internet Future of Journalism Media Control Surveillance and Privacy Jessica J. González Named Co-CEO of Free Press and Free Press Action January 15, 2020 WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, González will assume the role of co-CEO. She will join Co-CEO Craig Aaron, who has served as the organizations’ leader since 2011. Net Neutrality Free Press Action Praises Governor Cuomo's Plan for a Strong Net Neutrality Law in 2020 December 19, 2019 The bill is designed to fill the vacuum left when the Trump FCC repealed its own historic open-internet protections in 2017. Updates Net Neutrality Local Journalism Media Accountability Diversity in Media Ownership Surveillance What We've Been Up To September 4, 2019 From urging platforms to ban white supremacists to telling advertisers to #DropFox, Free Press Action has been working on a bunch of crucial campaigns this summer. Surveillance The FBI vs. Black Lives August 23, 2019 The FBI is using undercover agents to track Black activists. And the Bureau is prioritizing these investigations over ones involving white supremacists. Local Journalism Stories of AC: Tales of Success, Hardships and Resilience May 15, 2019 We’re thrilled to announce that the first articles were published for Stories of Atlantic City, a collaborative-journalism project. Net Neutrality Net Neutrality Won in the House. Now It's on to the Senate. April 12, 2019 Before the final gavel dropped on the vote in the House, skeptics rang out in a chorus of “What about McConnell?!” To them, we say: Challenge accepted. Mentions Future of Journalism The Case for Digital Public Infrastructure January 21, 2020 We need to harness past successes in public broadcasting and community-oriented digital tools. Local Journalism New Jersey's Effort to Strengthen Local News Finally Gets Its First $1 Million January 17, 2020 It took almost five years but it's finally happened. Media Consolidation 'The Culling Has Begun': Inside the iHeartMedia Layoffs January 16, 2020 The largest radio company in America cut a number of employees this week, dealing a blow to local radio across the country. Future of Journalism As Newspapers Face Challenges, the Importance of Public Challenges Grows January 16, 2020 An industry plagued by declining circulation and advertising revenues has become a prime target for hedge funds. Lawmakers should step in.