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Media Is Growing More White. What’s the FCC Doing About It?

  • By
  • Jason Smith,
  • New America Foundation
August 11, 2011 |

The increasing lack of racial diversity in the U.S. media landscape is becoming a hot topic and putting pressure on policy makers to (finally) pay attention.

A Conversation On the Future of the Media

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 3:00pm

On June 15, the New America Foundation hosted an event discussing the Federal Communications Commission report “Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age.” The report, released June 9 by the FCC Working Group on the Information Needs of Communities, provides an in-depth snapshot of the current state of U.S. media and makes policy recommendations based on an analysis of more than 600 interviews, thousands of public comments, and several workshops and site visits.

FCC Future of Media Report Released - The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age

June 9, 2011

The Federal Communications Commissions Future of Media Report has been released. See the embedded report below or download your own copy here.

In Memoriam, Chris Hondros

  • By
  • Christina Larson,
  • New America Foundation
April 20, 2011 |

Earlier today, April 20, photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed on assignment in Misrata, Libya. He was 41 and recently engaged to be married.

Tim Hetherington: Talented Photographer, True Gentleman

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • New America Foundation
April 21, 2011 |

The first words that were used to describe Tim by almost anybody who knew him were "humble" and "modest."

Yet, Tim was a guy who had great talents. He took highly artistic photos and had released a photography book "Infidel," which consists of his portraits of American soldiers fighting in the Afghan War.

He was also someone who would go out in the field and take the grittiest pictures of combat.

WikiLeaks 2.0: Al Jazeera and the Future of Investigative Journalism

January 25, 2011

Irrespective of your personal feelings about WikiLeaks, the model it pioneered has challenged traditional journalism models and serves as a harbinger of change for 2011. WikiLeaks-esque tools supporting a new generation of whistleblowers are facilitating fundamental changes in the relationships among sources and journalists. These tools can disseminate exceedingly large amounts of information within remarkably short time frames and challenge journalists, who necessarily must utilize new technologies to vet, manage, source, and expose the needles in the haystack.

Reimagining the Mission of International Broadcasting

December 8, 2010
Photo Credit: Radio Rover (Flickr)

Leading lights in the international broadcasting space will be congregating at New America this afternoon to weigh in on the subject of International Broadcasting and

Where's MPI?: Media Policy Initiative Week in Review

November 23, 2010
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Before we all become completely distracted by the Thanksgiving turkey, here is a pre-holiday rundown of MPI’s many activities.

International Broadcasting, Public Media, and the News Deficit

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 1:00pm

In an increasingly digital media landscape, people across the globe are relating to their news outlets in new ways. The missions of media producers are changing, as technological innovations reshape news networks into communities.

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