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Timothy Karr
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Attended Cornish College of the Arts
Lives in Hoboken
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Is winning net neutrality enough to save the internet?
Originally published in the Seattle Times Net neutrality advocates can add last week’s court decision to a recent string of victories on behalf of everyday internet users. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected the latest broadband-industry...
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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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Still Waiting for America's First Tech President
Originally published at The Guardian As Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have shown, any candidate hoping to connect with voters in the 2016 election can’t do so without a strong online presence. But embracing the internet as an organizing t...
Originally published at The Guardian As Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have shown, any candidate hoping to connect with voters in the 2016 election can’t do so without a strong online presence. But embraci...
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Why Cable Mergers Are Bad News for the Internet
I’m going to let you in on a little secret about the Internet: Big cable companies hate it. That’s a bad thing because big cable companies are the on-ramps to the wired world for most Americans. And big cable companies are getting even bigger. Just last wee...
I’m going to let you in on a little secret about the Internet: Big cable companies hate it. That’s a bad thing because big cable companies are the on-ramps to the wired world for most Americans. And big cable companies are ge...
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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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  • Free Press
    Campaign Director, 2005 - present
  • MediaChannel
    Executive Director, 2003 - 2005
  • Globalvision News Network
    VP of Bus Dev, 2000 - 2003
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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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