• Watch It Live!

    April 4, 2013

    Maybe you’re feeling a little sad right now. A little verklempt. A little forlorn. You really, really wanted to go to the National Conference for Media Reform but for one reason or another you just couldn’t make it.

    Well, put those tear-stained handkerchiefs away, because we’ve prepared live coverage just for people like you.

  • Have You No Sense of Decency, AT&T?

    February 28, 2013
    AT&T — always looking out for the little guy, always thinking of ways to ensure we get great service for affordable prices. Um. Not.
  • Fighting Words for the FCC

    January 28, 2013
    Our nation’s capital is known for its bare-knuckle brawls. But last Thursday there was a smackdown of a different variety, courtesy of a debate on “Media Ownership and the Public Interest.” The event explored the gulf between America’s shifting demographics — and the incredibly puny numbers of women and people of color who actually own broadcast TV and radio stations.
  • Yo, AT&T: Stop Bullying Us

    January 25, 2013

    AT&T customers are mad as hell — and by the looks of it, they’re not going to take it anymore.

    Back in August, the company announced that it would block iPhone users from accessing the FaceTime video calling app unless they subscribed to more expensive voice-and-text plans. Bedlam ensued.

  • Privacy, Please

    December 18, 2012
    [UPDATED 12/19/12]: At a press conference on Wednesday, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz said the agency will amend the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
  • Five House Reps Join the Anti-Media Consolidation Chorus

    December 17, 2012

    The opposition to the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to gut media ownership rules continues to grow on Capitol Hill. In fact, it’s not just growing — it’s burgeoning.

    In just the last few weeks, 49 House members and 13 senators have told the FCC to ditch a proposal that would benefit media titans like Rupert Murdoch — and hurt just about everyone else.

  • Bill Moyers Interviews Free Press President Craig Aaron About the FCC's Big Media Giveaway

    December 4, 2012
    The Federal Communications Commission has been gearing up to deliver a holiday present to News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, who’s been jonesing to buy the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. The current ownership rules stand in his way, so FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has been operating behind closed doors to gut these rules and pave the way for Murdoch — and likeminded media moguls — to own the daily newspaper, two TV stations and up to eight radio stations in the same market. Click here to read Bill Moyers' interview with Craig Aaron about these rule changes.
  • District of Columbia or Domain of Cash?

    October 24, 2012
    Las Vegas made news last week when the New York Times reported that more political ads have aired in Sin City than anywhere else this election season. In fact, stations there have shortened news programs just to accommodate the ad glut. There’s a similar dance going on in our nation’s capital.
  • Newsweek Bids Adieu to Print

    October 18, 2012

    If you’ve long enjoyed cradling a copy of Newsweek like it was your very own baby, you’d best stock up on old issues: The magazine is moving to an all-digital format in early 2013 and will be rechristened as Newsweek Global.

  • The Dirty Truth

    October 11, 2012
    If you rifle through some history textbooks, you’ll see that some pretty significant stuff has happened on Oct. 10th. Some of it's pretty dark. But good things have happened on Oct. 10 too. Consider Oct. 10, 2012, the day the Political Ad Sleuth database went live.