Shows featuring Craig Aaron

  • At National Conference for Media Reform, Activists Hope to Stop Murdoch, Koch-Backed Consolidation Ncmr_logo
    We broadcast from the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, where some 2,000 people are expected to gather to look at how media, technology and democracy intersect. One of the major topics this year is media consolidation. As newspapers struggle to survive, billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch have expressed...
    April 05, 2013 | Story
  • At National Conference for Media Reform, a Roundtable on Journalism, Broadband and Broadcast Amidst Cutbacks and Consolidation Playroundtable
    Democracy Now! broadcasts from the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston, where more than 2,000 media activists, journalists, academics and lawmakers have gathered during a time of massive cutbacks in the news industry and increasing concentration of media ownership. Comcast merged with NBC in January, and last month...
    April 08, 2011 | Story
  • Obama Flip-Flop: FCC Vote Could End Net Neutrality Url
    When Obama was running for office three years ago, he pledged to support the principle of a free and open internet, saying, "I will take a backseat to no one with regards to net neutrality." Fast-forward to today and the FCC chair that Obama appointed is leading a vote that could end net neutrality. Today’s...
    December 21, 2010 | Story
  • FCC Rules Against Comcast for Blocking Web Access Comcastdefendweb
    In a landmark decision, the Federal Communications Commission has ruled that cable giant Comcast violated federal policy when it blocked internet traffic for some subscribers and has ordered the company to change the way it manages its network. We speak with Craig Aaron, the communications director for Free Press, the group that helped bring the complaint to the FCC. [includes rush transcript]
    August 04, 2008 | Story
  • FCC Chair Kevin Martin Refuses to Delay Vote on Proposed Rewrite of Media Ownership Rules Martinkevinweb
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin has refused to delay a vote on his proposed changes to rewrite media ownership laws. The vote is set for Tuesday. We speak with Craig Aaron of Free Press, a national media reform organization. [includes rush transcript]
    December 17, 2007 | Story
  • "Robber Baron Over the Last Century": Dow Jones Union Head on Likely New Boss Rupert Murdoch Murdoch20070802
    News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch awaits FCC approval for his purchase of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. The sale would bring one of the nation's oldest and most respected newspapers under a vast media empire that includes the Fox television network, 21st Century Fox film studio, and more than 175 other newspapers. We’re joined by Dow Jones union leader and radio host Steven...
    August 02, 2007 | Story
  • With New Internet and Cellphone Rules, Federal Communications Commission Approves Mass Sell-off of Public Airwaves Fcc20070802
    The Federal Communications Commission has approved a set of rules to auction off a sizable chunk of the public airwaves. These rules will likely affect the lives of everyone in this country that uses the Internet and mobile phones. Craig Aaron of Free Press and Wally Bowen of the nonprofit Internet service provider Mountain Area Information Network explain. [includes rush transcript]
    August 02, 2007 | Story