More than 30 press freedom, civil liberties and open government groups submitted a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to cancel the scheduled Dec. 14 vote to undermine the open-internet protections put in place in 2015.
This filing documents the conversation between Free Press Deputy Director and Senior Counsel Jessica J. Gonzalez and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr. The discussion addressed the Net Neutrality proceeding and communication needs in Puerto Rico, among other topics.
The rise of professional journalism in the 20th century helped create a certain image of reporters. This image, which the industry itself reinforced, asserted that only “professional” journalists engaged in journalism. But that wasn’t always that case, and the rise of digital technology and the democratizing power of the Internet have fundamentally challenged that image.