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 Local Journalism N.J. Gov. Murphy Commits to Funding the Civic Information Consortium But Stops Short of Allocating the $5 Million Previously Pledged March 22, 2019 The $1 million in the governor’s proposed FY 2020 budget would not allow the consortium to fulfill its mission. Free & Open Internet Coalition Committed to Curbing Hate Online Responds to Deadly Violence Targeting Muslims in New Zealand March 15, 2019 Change the Terms, a coalition of civil- and human-rights organizations, responds to Friday’s deadly attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. Net Neutrality Matt Wood Testifies Before Congress in Support of the Save The Internet Act March 12, 2019 Here is the spoken testimony of Free Press Action Vice President of Policy and General Counsel Matt Wood, which will be delivered today before a House subcommittee. Internet Access Media Consolidation Carmen Scurato Testifies Before Congress: The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Harm Low-Income Families March 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — What follows is the spoken testimony of Free Press Action Senior Policy Counsel Carmen Scurato, which will be delivered today before a House subcommittee. Updates Local Journalism Say 'Thanks' to Journalists Retiring from the Charlotte Observer March 11, 2019 Three of the journalists who retired worked with Free Press’ News Voices: North Carolina project to make sure that residents have a greater voice in local media. Privacy Surveillance Don't Let the Dems Cave to Trump on Any Walls February 13, 2019 As Trump once again holds Congress hostage, the Democrats leading the budget negotiations are bending to his will and proposing something called a “smart border.” Net Neutrality Comcast Just Got 3 Gifts from the GOP February 7, 2019 Republicans in Congress just dropped three totally fake Net Neutrality bills — and we need to expose them for what they really are and stop them in their tracks. Free & Open Internet Facebook Should Reject Online Hate January 15, 2019 The platform needs to take action to protect people of color, women, Muslims, LGBTQ people, immigrants and victims of mass violence, among others. Mentions Internet Access When Google Fiber Abandons Your City as a Failed Experiment March 14, 2019 Only 16 months after it turned on its service in Louisville, Google Fiber announced plans to turn it off. Net Neutrality Vermont Holds Off Enforcing Net Neutrality Law March 14, 2019 Faced with litigation from the broadband industry, Vermont has agreed to hold off on enforcing its new open-internet rules. Net Neutrality 'Save The Internet Act' in the Spotlight in House Subcommittee Hearing March 13, 2019 The Democrat-backed “Save The Internet Act” Net Neutrality bill was the center of attention on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Future of Journalism Consumer Group Wants to Tax Facebook to Save Journalism March 13, 2019 How to fund ethical journalism in the Facebook era is the multibillion-dollar question of the hour, and Free Press believes it has a solution.