Megan Tady

Megan Tady

Megan Tady is Campaign Coordinator for Free Press. Prior to joining Free Press, Megan was a national
political reporter for In These Times, The New Standard, and worked extensively as a freelance journalist.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Obama Wants You to Create the Next YouTube

He's said it before, and now he's said it again -- but this time President Obama's unwavering statement in support of Net Neutrality couldn't have come at a better time in the fight for our Internet freedom.  
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Losing the Internet as We Know It

How much have you already used the Internet today? We don't think twice about how much we rely on the Internet. Imagine not being able to map directions on Google or check the weather online. A business that doesn't have a Web site? Forgettable. Or rather, unsearchable. Remember when we didn't have e-mail? Would you want to go back to those Dark Ages? Me neither. The Internet is in the very fabric of how we communicate, learn, shop, conduct business, organize, innovate and engage. If we lost it, we'd be lost.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Consolidation Station: News ‘Sharing’ Erodes Journalism

Television broadcasters in the Aloha State have been quietly embarking on an underhanded media merger for more than a year.
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Monday, July 20, 2009

If You Love the Internet, Fight for It

It's official; I've become a geek. I love the Internet, gush over it like it's a newborn baby. In conversations, I relate everything back to the Internet. "Oh, that's great about you, but back to the Internet." If I was eight-years-old, I would probably marry it.  What's with my love affair with the Web (should I talk to my therapist about this)? 
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Friday, April 24, 2009

Big Cable’s Internet Rip-Off

You'll have to excuse me-I'm a little tired, having stayed up all night watching episodes of Lost online. I've never really cared what's in that hatch, but thought I should stream the videos before they cost me the equivalent of two weeks worth of groceries.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Wired Less: Disconnected in Urban America

For many Americans living in urban areas, high-speed Internet access remains elusive.
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Five Days on the Digital Dirt Road

In North Carolina alone, nearly 5 million residents don't have access to high-speed Internet. According to a July 2007 study, 30 percent or more of the state's population in 21 rural counties did not have high-speed Internet connectivity. In many cases, telephone and cable companies have refused to provide service to people living in the remote and rural areas of the state, while some people are simply priced out of buying expensive broadband service.