Free Press (organization)

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Free Press
Free Press (organization) logo.svg
Formation 2003; 14 years ago (2003)[1]
Type Advocacy
Fields Public policy
Key people
Robert W. McChesney, John Nichols, Josh Silver
Craig Aaron
Approx. 25[2]

Free Press is a United States advocacy group. It gives the following mission statement: "We fight to save the free and open Internet, curb runaway media consolidation, protect press freedom, and ensure diverse voices are represented in our media."[3] The group is a major supporter of net neutrality.[1][4]

History, organization, and activities[edit]

Free Press is a 501(c)(3) organization.[2] The Free Press Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization[5] and is the group's advocacy arm.[6]

Free Press was co-founded in 2003 by Robert W. McChesney, John Nichols, and Josh Silver.

Free Press leads the Save the Internet coalition.[7]

Free Press has offices in Washington, D.C., and Florence, Massachusetts, and a staff of 25.[2]


The board of directors includes Craig Aaron, Michael Copps, Olga Davidson, Kim Gandy, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Liza Pike, Ben Scott, and Josh Silver.[8]

In 2008, Tim Wu of Columbia Law School was elected chair of the Free Press board.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kang, Cecilia (28 March 2008). "Net Neutrality's Quiet Crusader: Free Press's Ben Scott Faces Down Titans, Regulators in Battle Over Internet Control". The Washington Post. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Free Press, Guidestar (accessed June 9, 2016).
  3. ^ What We Do, Free Press (accessed July 9, 2016).
  4. ^ Boliek, Brooks (February 25, 2015). "Tom Wheeler tweaks net neutrality plan after Google push". Politico. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Free Press Action Fund, Guidestar (accessed June 9, 2016).
  6. ^ a b Tim Wu Elected Board Chair at Free Press, Columbia Law School (April 2008).
  7. ^ Adi Robertson, Who's fighting to save the internet now?: Net neutrality supporters gear up to take on the FCC, The Verge]] (May 5, 2014).
  8. ^ "Board of Directors". Free Press. 

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