Joseph Torres

Senior External Affairs Director

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. Follow him on Twitter @JosephATorres.

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In the News

  • Prominent Democratic Fundraisers Realign to Lobby for Trump's Agenda

    The Intercept
    June 26, 2017

    Fundraisers who raised cash for Clinton's campaign are helping corporations lobby to overturn Net Neutrality, deregulate finance and build prisons.

  • Media for All People

    Medium
    February 9, 2016

    Reading News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media and chatting with co-author Joe Torres was an insightful experience. Joe is the senior external affairs director of Free Press, which fights for our right to connect and communicate. His role involves advocating in Washington, D.C, “to ensure that our nation’s media policies serve the public interest.” It is inspiring to meet leaders like Joe, who believe in the same things I do.

  • This Is Why the FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Could Disempower Communities of Color

    Fusion
    April 29, 2014

    Black and Latino Net Neutrality advocates say it will be much harder, and maybe even impossible, to catapult stories like Trayvon Martin’s to a national level if new FCC 'fast lane' rules are implemented.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good