• The skin the sun gave me

    Read this poem written and performed by 17-year-old Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Obasi Davis at the #OaklandVoices Town Hall on Jan. 9, 2014.

    January 9, 2014
  • #OaklandVoices: The Facts About Media Inequality in the Bay Area

    The Bay Area is the nation’s sixth-largest television market and fourth-largest radio market. But just a tiny handful of media companies own almost all of the media outlets in this region. Click the link below to learn more.

    January 8, 2014
  • Letter from Sen. Jay Rockefeller to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Media Ownership

    Sen. Jay Rockefeller sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler supporting media ownership limits and acknowledging concerns about broadcasters’ use of shell companies and other shady tactics to skirt those rules.

    November 26, 2013
  • Six Priorities for the Wheeler FCC

    As Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Michael O’Rielly arrive at the Federal Communications Commission, they face historic challenges and opportunities to shape the ways we connect and communicate for decades to come.

    Here’s how the FCC should ensure that our public network and public airwaves provide better choices and more voices — by maintaining universal communications service, increasing media diversity, supporting local news and emphasizing political transparency.

    November 6, 2013
  • Petition to Deny Sinclair Acquisition of Albritton

    Free Press and Put People First! PA filed a petition to deny the broadcast license transfers of nine Albritton television stations to Sinclair Broadcasting Group.

    September 16, 2013
  • Free Press Comments on MMTC Study

    Free Press filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission about a Minority Media Telecommunications Council study purporting to examine the impact of cross-ownership on women- and minority-owned broadcast stations. Free Press found the study’s methodology to be severely flawed and raised questions about the study’s conclusions.

    July 22, 2013
  • Free Press Ownership Data Comments

    On Dec. 26, Free Press submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission in response to the agency's recent report on the ownership of commercial broadcast stations.

    December 26, 2012
  • Joint Letter on FCC Media Ownership Rules

    Members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee urged the Federal Communications Commission to steer clear of proposals that would allow for more media consolidation until the agency has studied the impact such rules would have on localism and diversity. The letter pointed out that the Internet is not a replacement for local news coverage and reminded the Commission it has a congressional mandate to protect and promote localism.

    December 14, 2012
  • Ownership Broadsheet

    Download the 11" x 17" PDF here.

    December 12, 2012


People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good