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Timothy Karr
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All things media, online and off... but mostly on. Karr is Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press, the national media reform group.
All things media, online and off... but mostly on. Karr is Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press, the national media reform group.

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Why Pai Lied About Net Neutrality Comments
Ajit Pai has a lot of explaining to do. The Federal Communications Commission chairman will go before a Senate oversight committee on Thursday just days after  an investigation  by his agency’s inspector general revealed that the FCC had been ... umm ... le...
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Net Neutrality Is Not Dead Yet, or Ever
In a hilarious scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” a would-be corpse protests when a relative attempts to deposit him prematurely on a cart stacked high with bodies. “I’m not dead yet,” he tells the body collector. “He will be soon. He’s very ill,...
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Saving Local News in New Jersey
My Letter to the Editor in the Hudson Reporter : Dear Editor: New Jerseyans are stranded in a news desert. That is, we lack essential news and information about ourselves and our communities. Why? The state is wedged between two populous cities, New York Ci...
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Net Neutrality Can Still Be Saved
Originally published at HuffPost A future without net neutrality is here. Well, almost. The Federal Communications Commission will take away the rights of internet users on Monday. Officially, the repeal of the 2015 net neutrality protections ― a repeal tha...
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Red Alert for Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know
Starting this Wednesday Net Neutrality supporters will raise the alarm in defense of an open internet. Since December of last year — when the Federal Communications Commission voted to strip internet users of their Net Neutrality protections — millions of a...
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Addressing the Federal Overhaul of the Lifeline Program and Its Effect on Low-Income New Yorkers
Testimony of Timothy Karr, Free Press Senior Director of Strategy and Communications Before the New York City Council Committee on Technology February 28, 2018  Hello. My Name is Timothy Karr and I’m the senior director of strategy for Free Press. At Free P...
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Net Neutrality Politics is Local
“All politics is local,” the late House Speaker Tip O’Neill famously said. O’Neill is less known for another saying that also holds true: “You can’t assume anything in politics. That’s why every Saturday I walk around my district.” It’s easy for cloistered ...
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Trump’s Appalling Record on Internet Freedom at Home Makes Him a Weak Champion of Rights Overseas
Donald Trump wants to make the internet great again … in Iran. But it’s another story when it comes defending online rights in the United States. On Tuesday, Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein told the Iranian government to  stop blocking social-media...
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Trump's Secret Weapon against a Free Press
Originally published at BillMoyers.com Journalists in Manila had very little time to cover Monday’s meeting between President Donald Trump and his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte. But it was enough to witness one aspect of the budding bromance betwee...
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Block the AT&T-Time Warner Deal — But Not Because Trump Hates CNN
AT&T’s plan to take over Time Warner has hit a snag at the Justice Department. According to  press reports , top DoJ officials have told AT&T executives that they may need to divest Time Warner’s Turner Networks — including CNN — for the regulator to approv...
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