Stories by Timothy Karr

Timothy Karr is the author of MediaCitizen, a weblog about the future of America's media. He is the campaign director of Free Press. From September 2003 through February 2005, Karr was executive director of and Media for Democracy. subscribe to Timothy Karr's feed

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: Save the Internet

The open Internet is threatened by litigious telecommunication companies and consolidation—a privatization process undermining the very spirit of its creation.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013, Source: Save the Internet

The company wants to charge web sites tolls for access.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

While their tactics have differed, the goal was the same: to silence and criminalize those who expose government wrongdoing.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2013, Source: Free Press

In today's world, we need free and fair access to the Internet.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

This question is at the center of debates this week at the World Conference on International Telecommunications.

Posted on: May 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Freedom of the press is more important, not less, when anyone with a mobile phone and an Internet connection can act as a journalist.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2012, Source: Huffington Post

In this era of deceptive political ads, TV viewers don't receive enough of the antidote: hard-hitting reporting that would help local voters separate political fact from fiction.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2012, Source: Huffington Post

To stop News Corp's bribery and phone-hacking scandal from jumping the Atlantic, Murdoch has added legions of lobbyists and lawyers to his ranks.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2011, Source: Free Press

Fortunes are turning, and Rupert Murdoch must now answer for all that has happened under his watch.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2011, Source: Free Press

Consolidation of the scale being proposed by AT&T resembles the old railroad and oil trusts of the 19th century.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2011, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

It's hard to lecture other countries on the importance of online freedom when U.S. companies are exporting technological systems that aid repression.

Posted on: May 4, 2010, Source: Free Press

Many influential progressive sites have expressed dismay that the FCC Chairman would consider abandoning the agency's role as watchdog over the Internet.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2009, Source: Free Press

If you haven't been paying attention to the rise of Astroturf in Washington, in the media and at your local town hall meeting, now's the time to tune in.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

Fox news' insane rants about the impending onset of socialism/fascism has trickled into mainstream media. This is extremely dangerous.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

"Simply put, Deep Packet Inspection is the Internet equivalent of the postal service reading your mail."

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

It was a year of billion dollar greed for the largest telecommunications companies.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Will the Congress grant the Telecoms full immunity for breaking the laws it passed?

Posted on: Feb 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Tim Karr: Victory for blogs, victory for America...

Posted on: Nov 19, 2006, Source:

The debate over net neutrality pits the special interests of the few against a massive grassroots effort.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

AT&T's $67 billion merger with BellSouth could enable those who control the information pipes to also control the information.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

'The future of the Internet and our entire digital media environment is at risk'

Posted on: Oct 20, 2005, Source: Free Press

Ever wonder why corporate radio sucks? Here are ten things you need to know about it.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2005, Source:

Having quadrupled the PR budget of any previous administration, the Bush Team has broken federal propaganda laws on numerous occasions.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

<i>The Times</i>' story on community internet, as with most <i>Times</i> stories, quotes a number of think tanks and other 'experts.' What they don't tell you is who's writing their checks.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A new business deal with Comcast could mean a five-fold increase in audience for Sinclair.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2004, Source:

A landmark program to provide low- or no-cost wireless to working class areas of Philadelphia is in jeopardy as Verizon has words with the governor; and if it can't make it there, it probably can't make it anywhere.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2004, Source:

A new study of network TV election coverage over the first half of 2004 shows the Democratic candidate losing out to the Bush campaign.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2004, Source:

The appeals court decision that stymied the FCC's attempt to loosen ownership rules represents a 'golden opportunity' to create a more diverse and democratic media system.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2004, Source:

While Sinclair Broadcasting claims that Nightline is motivated by a political agenda in reading the names of soldiers killed in Iraq, Sinclair's political agenda is patently clear.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2004, Source:

A new report shows that network news has overwhelmingly favored Kerry over Bush.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2004, Source:

In a media landscape increasingly crowded with rumormongers and 'gotcha' news sites, unsustantiated rumors become headline stories overnight.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2004, Source:

Latest data show that election coverage on television is as usual biased and thin on substance.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2004, Source:

CBS refuses to sell airtime to the MoveOn Voter Fund to air its anti-Bush ad during the Super Bowl -- but the network welcomed an ad from the White House's anti-drug office.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2003, Source:

In order to succeed, media reformers must reach out to conservatives rather than mobilize the usual liberal constituencies.