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Timothy Karr
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All things media, online and off... but mostly on. Karr is the Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press, the nation's largest media reform group. Comments my own. http://mediacitizen.blogspot.com/
All things media, online and off... but mostly on. Karr is the Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press, the nation's largest media reform group. Comments my own. http://mediacitizen.blogspot.com/

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The President's Attack on Public Broadcasting Puts Him at Odds with the American People
Donald Trump’s latest attack on the media will unfold in an unusual place: congressional hearings over the national budget. On Thursday, the president proposed eliminating all federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a main revenue sourc...

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Decoding the Doublespeak of Chairman Pai
Donald Trump’s new Federal Communications Commission chairman is taking direct aim at fair and affordable internet access. Michael Flynn, Kellyanne Conway and Stephen Miller aren’t the only Donald Trump surrogates who’ve had a very bad couple of weeks. Ajit...

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Are Police Biased Against Independent Journalists?
On Inauguration Day, police arrested six journalists who were covering protests in Washington, D.C. The reporters were hauled before Superior Court judges and each charged with felony counts of “inciting to riot” and cause bodily harm, a crime punishable up...

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Five Years Later, SOPA and PIPA Serve as a Warning to the Trump Administration
Photo: Andrew Dallos (via Flickr) As Washington readies for a leadership transition, its resident politicians are more bitterly divided than ever. Nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers have announced their plans to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration in the wake o...

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Fighting for Techdirt and All Independent Media
Anyone who’s followed Techdirt’s reporting and analysis over the years knows how vital this news outlet has been when it comes to clearing the fog that often clouds policy debates about Net Neutrality, broadband access, spectrum allocation, copyright reform...

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A Chance to Reinvent Local Media and Combat Fake News
Most voting-age Americans list local news as a primary source for political information — an important statistic in a year when more than 125 million of us voted in a presidential race where honesty was in short supply while fake news ran rampant on social ...

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Trump Set To Turn Over the FCC to Telecom Industry Insiders
One of Donald Trump's top tech policy advisers has a plan: Do away with the main agency that protects the rights of internet users and media consumers in America. You heard that right. Mark Jamison, who Trump chose to help oversee the tech-policy transition...
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