Over 2,000 media reformers traveled from all over the country this weekend for the National Conference for Media Reform, hosted by media reform advocacy group Free Press. Panels, workshops, speakers, film screenings, and more energized the national media reform movement over three days at Boston’s Seaport Hotel.
Apparently someone over at NPR has been trolling our website for story ideas. First, they took a shot at our film critic Peter Keough for taking a shot at Scott Pilgrim fanboys. For their second Phoenix namedrop in a week, we turn to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!,
NPR's weekly news quiz show. In a reoccurring segment
entitled "Who's Carl This Time?", the show's official scorekeeper Carl
Kasell rattles off quotes and one lucky contestant gets to guess what
timely news story he's referencing in his quote.
Last week, we touched upon the net neutrality issue to help explain and add context to the buzz around a forthcoming Google-Verizon deal. That "deal," as you may have heard, was announced on Monday.
The first thing to note is that it's not an actual deal.
In recent weeks, top officials from the Federal Communications Commission have held closed-door meetings to negotiate with the country’s biggest communications companies and online service providers on how the Internet should be regulated. In a statement today, the FCC said it had called off those talks, saying the effort "has been productive on several fronts, but has not generated a robust framework to preserve the openness and freedom of the Internet."