Seizing The News Business

Editorial Investor’s Business Daily 6/7/2010

Media: If journalists ever venerated anything, it was the First Amendment shield that blunted efforts to limit their freedom. So why, as the administration contemplates a federal takeover of their business, such thundering silence?

Some journalists have even fetishized the Constitution’s topmost enumerated right, loudly squawking at the slightest chilly […]

FCC to ‘Study’ the Future of Journalism

Frank Ross 2/15/2010

Just what the media needs:

Now it’s the Federal Communications Commission’s turn to examine the future of journalism and the media industry.

“We are at a critical juncture in the evolution of American media,” FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said in a statement. “Rapid technological change in the media marketplace has […]

Congressional Hearing on the Future of Newspapers Set For Thursday

By Joe Strupp September 23, 2009 Editor & Publisher

NEW YORK–While the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday takes up the issue of a federal shield law, another congressional committee in the House will be focused on the impact of the newspaper industry’s financial problems.

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Chair of the House Joint Economic […]