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Cable Monopoly’s Gain Is Community Media’s Loss: Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger threatens local voices

Critics have rightly argued that if the merger is approved, customers will experience less choice and higher cable bills as a result of increasing media monopolization. What tends to fly under the radar in this debate are further dangers that disproportionately impact underserved communities: the merger’s likely impact on media diversity and community-based media infrastructures, and Comcast’s ongoing attack on organized labor

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#MediaMadness Bracketology 2014: Cable Conference

They own many of the channels you watch on your TV and browse through the interwebs. This group of companies makes the Robber Barons of the 19th century look like amateur hoarders.

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#MediaMadness Bracketology 2014: Wireless Conference

#MediaMadness Bracketology 2014 The tournament to prove which media and tech company is the best at being the worst Read the Rules Here Wireless Conference Pick up your cell phone, it’s likely one of these four companies is your provider.  And if they’re not your provider, it’s likely whoever you pay your cell phone bill Read more

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#MediaMadness Bracketology 2014: Broadcast Conference

They have defined white dominant culture, framed whose stories matter and who is invisible. They are the puppeteers of the Simple Life for a complicated world. They are the BROADCAST CONFERENCE.

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Jackson Rising: Freedom Summer Turns 50

On Sunday, February 23rd I had the privilege of speaking at an event in New York City with legacy civil rights leaders, like Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Freedom Summer founder Bob Moses and playwright John O-Neal.  The event, “America at the Turning Point” was a daylong event of conversations sparked by the new Read more