Free Press (organization)

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Free Press
Example logo
Type Advocacy
Location
Key people
Robert W. McChesney
Ben Scott
Employees
Approx. 25
Website www.freepress.net

Free Press is a progressive media reform organization. It advocates in support of net neutrality and fights policy changes which would allow greater media consolidation.[1]

Free Press was co-founded in 2003 by Robert W. McChesney, John Nichols, and Josh Silver. Craig Aaron is Free Press' current president and CEO, and Kimberly Longey is the COO. Its board chair is Ben Scott.

The group has an annual budget of over $5 million. Donors include George Soros and Barbra Streisand.[1][2]

Free Press "addresses the effects of a for-profit media system that increasingly fails to fulfill the communications needs of democratic society."[3]

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Free Press opposes media mergers that create monopolies. Free Press was an opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.[4]

Democracy Now's Amy Goodman gives a keynote address at the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado.

Free Press organizes the National Conference for Media Reform.[5]

Free Press has pushed the FCC to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act. Free Press pushed AT&T to abandon its bid to take over T-Mobile.[6]

Board of Directors[edit]

The board of directors includes Craig Aaron, Michael Copps, Olga Davidson, Kim Gandy, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Liza Pike, Ben Scott, and Josh Silver.[7]

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