Timothy Karr

Senior Director of Strategy

Timothy builds on Free Press’ grassroots and policy work to promote universal access to open networks and protect free speech everywhere. Before joining Free Press, Tim served as executive director of MediaChannel.org and as 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. When not wrangling with media, Tim is busy chauffeuring his two daughters to soccer matches across northern New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @TimKarr.


  • Decoding the Doublespeak of Chairman Pai

    February 23, 2017
    New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is still behaving as a lead apologist for the phone companies he once worked for.
  • Are Police Biased Against Independent Journalists?

    February 1, 2017
    On Inauguration Day, police arrested six journalists who were covering protests in Washington, D.C. The reporters were charged with felony counts of “inciting to riot” and cause bodily harm, a crime punishable up to a maximum of 10 years in jail and fines of up to $25,000.
  • Don't Let Trump Kill Public Media

    January 20, 2017
    The Trump administration is pushing a plan to axe funding to hundreds of local NPR and PBS stations around the country. After coming out of an election where fake news was rampant and cable-news networks refused to call out racism, the last thing we need is an attack on public broadcasting.

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