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Timothy Karr
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Attended Cornish College of the Arts
Lives in Hoboken
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If Presidential Candidates love the Internet, They Must Set It Free
What has the Internet done for presidential candidates lately? All the presidential candidates se the Internet as a tool for their campaigns. But some would like to see it restricted. See the 2016 Internet Voter Guide . In a  recent  Nation  article , civic...
What has the Internet done for presidential candidates lately? All the presidential candidates se the Internet as a tool for their campaigns. But some would like to see it restricted. See the 2016 Internet Voter Guide. In a ...
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Journalists Can Save Themselves by Advocating for Their Sources
A free press requires everyone to help protect the flow of information The Obama administration’s ongoing crusade against government whistleblowers — which culminated last year in the imprisonment of CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling — has reignited a debate ove...
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It’s the Internet, Stupid
People are asking the candidates intelligent questions about the Internet. If only the candidates’ answers were as smart. I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that presidential candidates are starting to talk about Internet issues. Th...
People are asking the candidates intelligent questions about the Internet. If only the candidates’ answers were as smart. I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that presidential candidates are starting t...
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2015: Internet Users for the Win
Times Square, 2015 (photo: Timothy Karr) While not every fight ended in a win for Internet users, 2015 was a year when millions of advocates defied the conventional wisdom that tech policymaking was an arcane and secretive world limited to a small circle of...
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How Your Internet Provider Wants to Use the First Amendment to Censor You
Earlier this year, the Newseum Institute asked 1,000 Americans to name their rights under the First Amendment. A clear majority listed freedom of speech first — before freedom of religion, assembly, and other core civil liberties. And that makes sense. Prot...
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One Year Later: Hanging Tough for Net Neutrality
Originally published by BillMoyers.com At the conclusion of the FCC's historic vote. Feb. 26, 2016 (photo: Timothy Karr) A year ago, on February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission voted to restore real Net Neutrality protections for Internet us...
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Candidates, Lies and the Internet
“The Internet and technology are incredibly important,” Carly Fiorina said in response to an audience member on a snowy Friday in New Hampshire. Of course it is, but what would Fiorina do as president to ensure that Internet access is more affordable? That’...
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Truth-Testing Ted Cruz’s Latest Net Neutrality Lunacy
During a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz slammed the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 decision to protect the open Internet. His comments were captured in a video now being circulated by Protect Internet Freedom, an anti-N...
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Between Snowden and Paris: Using a Public Square for Reflection and Debate
In the main square of Strasbourg, France, artist Davide Dormino recently installed “Anything to Say,” a public art tribute to Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. Public art installation in tribute to whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Julian Ass...
In the main square of Strasbourg, France, artist Davide Dormino recently installed “Anything to Say,” a public art tribute to Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. Public art installation in tribute to whistlebl...
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What Comcast Doesn’t Want You to Know About Data Caps
Comcast wants you to believe that it’s just playing fair in its latest push to control the Internet. Last week the cable-Internet colossus expanded its plan to impose unnecessary broadband-usage caps on Comcast users in cities across the South. Comcast spok...
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When Talking About American Broadband, Don’t Say the ‘I’ Word
Want a blazing fast Internet? Well, you can get it if you live in select parts of the United States where ultra-high-speed services are available — and if you’re willing to pay a lot of money. On Monday, Comcast announced that it will charge $300 a month fo...
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Senior Director of Strategy
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  • Free Press
    Campaign Director, 2005 - present
  • MediaChannel
    Executive Director, 2003 - 2005
  • Globalvision News Network
    VP of Bus Dev, 2000 - 2003
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Hoboken
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Hanoi
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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/
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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 at MediaCitizen are my own.
Education
  • Cornish College of the Arts
    Photography/Sculpture, 1985 - 1989
  • University of Vermont
    Political Science/Art, 1982 - 1985
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