11 Jul 2011

The Wavelength: Court to FCC do your freakin job! Plus: how the NewsCorps scandal impacts u.s. m

Welcome to the final edition of The Wavelength, a bi-weekly roundup of news and analysis focused on media policy. Stay tuned for more reporting on the ongoing impact of media policy from members of The Media Consortium.

By Eric K. Arnold, Media Consortium Blogger

Just when it seemed that the wave of media consolidation had reached tsunami proportions, a new court ruling is easing the troubled waters.

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27 Jun 2011

The Wavelength: FCC Decries Lack of Media Diversity, Stymies Low Power TV

by Eric K. Arnold, Media Consortium blogger Local coverage and diversity are in short supply in today’s media landscape–especially when it comes to broadcast and cable TV. But there is hope. In markets like the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, Low Power TV (LPTV) has emerged as a

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20 Jun 2011

The Wavelength: WikiLeaks Isn’t Sexy Enough for U.S. Media

While mainstream media news cycles have been dominated by political sex scandals, important global stories have gone under-reported. According to AlterNet’s Rania Khalek, many of these stories were broken by WikiLeaks.

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31 May 2011

The Wavelength: Your So-Called Private Life

Smart phones are hip, trendy, and loaded with user-friendly apps. But these devices also collect and store your personal information, leaving huge security gaps. The prevalence of spyware in mobile technology and  social networking sites has huge implications as a privacy issue, since users have no way of knowing who’s

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16 May 2011

The Wavelength: Attack of the Media Mega-Mergers! Skyprosoft, AT&T-Mobile and more

Another day, another media mega-merger. The latest? Microsoft is buying Skype, the Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion.

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06 May 2011

Weekly Mulch: House Republicans Push for Renewed Offshore Drilling

House Republicans passed a bill yesterday afternoon that would require the Obama administration to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. As oil prices shoot up, Republicans have pushing for more domestic drilling, even as oil companies report record profits.

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05 May 2011

Weekly Diaspora: What Homeland Security Looks Like After Bin Laden’s Death

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Nearly a decade ago, America’s War on Terror began as a manhunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But over the next nine years, that anti-terrorism effort evolved into a multi-faceted crusade: birthing a new

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04 May 2011

The Wavelength: “Underdog” AT&T Tells FCC That Eliminating Competitors Will Increase Competition

by Eric K. Arnold, Media Consortium blogger The proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger continues to dominate media policy headlines, but the wireless merger isn’t the only game in town. AOL’s recent buyout of the Huffington Post has raised intellectual property issues, rural communities still lack speedy broadband access, and a proposed Verizon

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04 May 2011

Weekly Pulse: Arrests over the Ryan Plan, and the GOP’s Kinder, Gentler Medicaid Cuts

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week marks the final edition of the Weekly Pulse. I have been writing the newsletter since 2008 and it has certainly been an exciting time to be covering health care in the United States. Thanks to all the Media Consortium journalists whose work

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03 May 2011

Weekly Audit: The Closing Bell

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger

This week marks the final edition of the Weekly Audit. It has been a pleasure compiling the best financial and economic writing in the Media Consortium. Thanks to all the contributors whose work we’ve showcased and to all the loyal readers who have shared in this experience.

Debt Ceiling 101

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