Tag: fcc

by Fannie Cohen

This week, the Supreme Court began hearings to determine if Aereo’s broadcast-TV-time-shifting model is legal. Aereo is an antenna middle man for consumers, who can rent an unobstructed TV antenna that beams the content back to any of their devices as live-streamed TV, or saves it for watching later. It’s both a guaranteed good signal and [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FCC to propose new ‘net neutrality’ rules (Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal) 2. FremantleMedia claims rights to YouTube user-uploaded clips (Todd Spangler / Variety) 3. NYT up to nearly 800K paid digital subscribers (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 4. Americans spent 43.4 percent of media time online (Bill Cromwell / Media Life Magazine) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix’s net neutrality plea gets rejected by the FCC (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 2. The role of pay and traffic in Forbes’ search for a new media equation (Lewis Dvorkin / Forbes) 3. How alternative finance builds alternative journalism (Brett Scott / Contributoria) 4. Did Stephen Colbert bow to pressure by deleting @ColbertReport? [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The FCC will monitor peering fights to ensure innovation prevails (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 2. Journalists offer different perspectives on what to do with audience data (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. With social media’s rise, the pulpit isn’t just the President’s anymore (Ashley Parker / New York Times) 4. Twitter co-founder Ev Williams raises [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

The following is an opinion piece from correspondent Josh Stearns. A version of this post also appeared on FreePress.net. Tuesday’s court decision, which struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order and threatened the future of Net Neutrality, has huge implications for the future of journalism and press freedom. According to the Pew Research [...] more »

by Eric Newton

The Federal Communications Commission recently asked for public comment on its plans to streamline and increase the E-rate program for libraries and schools. Knight Foundation is helping libraries in 27 cities become digital community centers, and the Knight School at Queens University has a goal of raising the digital media literacy rate of its entire [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Livefyre acquires Storify to expand its social media curation platform (GigaOm) 2. Johns Hopkins and the case of the missing NSA blog post (ProPublica) 3. Reports: Outbrain plans IPO valued at $1 billion for 2014 (paidContent) 4. Verizon and the FCC square off for the future of net neutrality (Verge) 5. In Syria, freelancer [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BuzzFeed is the media industry’s worst nightmare: profitable, growing and investing in news (PaidContent) 2. Dish, Disney gird for showdown over ESPN (WSJ) 3. If Google could search Twitter, it would find Topsy (NYT) 4. Livestream brings all-live video streaming to Roku devices (Fast Company) 5. U.S. court gives mixed ruling on FCC program [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo’s bid for Hulu in the $600 – $800 million range (AllThingsD) 2. CNN Partners with BuzzFeed on YouTube channel (Hollywood Reporter) 3. Has Yahoo’s relaunch of Flickr revitalized the photo service…or ruined it? (GigaOm) 4. FCC’s involvement in regulating the World Wide Web left for ‘the new guy’ (AdWeek) 5. WordPress turns 10 [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Sexism ‘public shaming’ via Twitter leads to two getting fired (including the shamer) (Forbes) 2. Sources: Federal Communications Commission Chair to step down (Politico) 3. American news consumers have gained the world but lost their backyards (The Atlantic) 4. How Brown Moses exposed Syrian arms trafficking from his front room (The Guardian) 5. Want [...] more »