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.