• Want to Stream Events from Sochi? You Better Have Cable.

    February 7, 2014
    As in 2012, to watch the Olympics, you have to be either a cable or satellite-TV customer. NBC is again refusing to give Internet customers the option to purchase stand-alone Web access.
  • The End of the Internet as We Know It

    December 12, 2013
    We owe everything we love about the Web to Net Neutrality. Without Net Neutrality, the Web would look a lot like cable, with the most popular content available only on certain tiers or with certain providers.
  • CBS Is the Poster Child for Conflicts of Interest

    November 14, 2013
    This week, CBS’ 60 Minutes offered a tepid apology and half correction for its flawed reporting on the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. The story, which aired in October, centered on a key witness, Dylan Davies, whose account of the attacks has since been discredited.

In the News

  • Something's Happening to Local News

    Baltimore Sun
    November 7, 2013

    So far this year, 223 local TV stations have changed hands. This is the biggest wave of media consolidation ever — and it's all happening in small and mid-level markets, involving companies most people have never heard of.

  • AT&T Won't Let Man FaceTime His Kids, So He's Taking It to the Feds

    Business Insider
    October 18, 2012

    AT&T is blocking longtime customers with unlimited data plans from using a cool new feature available on the latest iPhones: FaceTime video chat over 3G and 4G wireless networks. One of those customers, an architect living in San Francisco, has filed a complaint with the FCC.