Josh Stearns

Josh Stearns is Journalism and Public Media Campaign Director at Free Press.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 7:49am
Our Rights Shouldn't Come with an Expiration Date
The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is all about the future of the Internet. The stakes are high, especially in light of the court decision that struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules .
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Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 8:57am
Come Clean: Groups Demand Transparency from Attorney General Eric Holder
A day after President Obama ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to review the Justice Department’s guidelines regarding interactions with the press, Free Press and a diverse coalition of civil liberties, digital rights and open government groups weighed in on the agency’s treatment of journalists’ sources and information.
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Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 8:38am
Think Media Consolidation Is Good for Journalism? Think Again
The Federal Communications Commission is pushing a plan to gut its 30-year-old newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership ban . This proposal would allow one company to own a local paper, two TV stations and up to eight radio stations in a single market. Advocates of more media consolidation argue that allowing TV stations and newspapers to merge is critical to cutting costs and saving local journalism.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 12:39pm
Five Things You Should Know About the FCC’s Big Media Giveaway
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