Historic Senate Vote Rejects FCC's Rules

May 15, 2008

WASHINGTON -- In a near-unanimous voice vote tonight, the Senate passed a "resolution of disapproval" that would nullify the Federal Communications Commission's latest attempt to dismantle longstanding media ownership limits. All eyes are now on the House...

The Political Economy of Media by Bob McChesney Hits the Stands

May 09, 2008
Monthly Review Press has just published Bob McChesney's new book: The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas. This volume culminates the research of his career to date, and includes McChesney's latest thinking on journalism, the Internet, global political economy, and the burgeoning media reform movement...

Survey on Kids & Digital Media Released

May 09, 2008
Accessing digital media has become as fundamental to a child's education as reading or math, according to three-quarters of parents polled for a new survey, but not so well on those "citizenship" and "gets along well with others" report-card...

TV Continues to Dominate US Media Habits

May 08, 2008
Television continues to dominate the media usage habits of Americans, topping the Internet, magazines, newspapers, and radio on a number of important measures, according to new results of a Nielsen Media Research survey....

Twitter - Reach Your Peeps with Micro-Blogging

May 08, 2008
We have a crush on Twitter! Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (or "tweets"; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long)....

Vermont Nonprofit Tools Wiki Available

May 08, 2008
Check out the Vermont Nonprofit Tools Wiki! Learn how to plan your communications strategy and how to expand your reach and impact with new media tools!

Use of Video Sharing Sites Increases

May 07, 2008
The Pew Center for Internet & American Life reports that 48% of internet users have been to video-sharing sites such as YouTube and the daily traffic to such sites on a typical day has doubled in the past year...

Democracy Now! Airs General Dynamics Demonstration

May 07, 2008
CCTV community producer Sam Mayfield caught the action at a May Day Action at General Dynamics in Burlington Vermont. Activists locked themselves together in the lobby of weapons manufacturer General Dynamics in Burlington, Vermont. Democracy Now! ran the coverage on its national program...

Be The Media: Free Speech Unfurled!

May 07, 2008
Free speech, broadband services and mobile handsets are quickly dismantling the “one to many” Broadcast Age and putting media production and distribution directly into the hands of “the people”. In this major step forward for free speech, the “network centric” age enables us to “be the media”, tell our stories and make social change happen...

US House Panel Discusses Preserving Internet Freedom

May 07, 2008
The House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Internet held a hearing on the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008 (HR 5353). The subject: two competing futures for the Internet. Read the report filed by Benton Foundation News...