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Thursday, August 2, 2007

  • "Robber Baron Over the Last Century": Dow Jones Union Head on Likely New Boss Rupert Murdoch

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    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 Yount, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sydney Schanberg, and Craig Aaron of the media reform organization Free Press. [includes rush transcript]

  • With New Internet and Cellphone Rules, Federal Communications Commission Approves Mass Sell-off of Public Airwaves

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    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]

  • Independent Artists Lead Fight Against Proposed New York City Regulations Limiting Filming, Photography in Public Places

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    The Mayor’s office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting is considering new permit and insurance regulations for photographers and filmmakers that would radically undermine the First Amendment right to photograph and film in public places. If passed they would have harsh consequences for independent and low-budget photographers, filmmakers, journalists, artists, students, tourists, amateurs, and really, anyone with a still or video camera and a sense of curiosity about New York City. We’re joined by three guests: Beka Economopoulos from the coalition Picture New York, Christopher Dunn from the New York Civil Liberties Union, and independent filmmaker Jem Cohen. [includes rush transcript]

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