Free Press (organization)
|Robert W. McChesney
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.
Free Press "addresses the effects of a for-profit media system that increasingly fails to fulfill the communications needs of democratic society."
Free Press opposes media mergers that create monopolies. Free Press was an opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.
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.
Board of Directors
- 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.
- "Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund: Free Press Basics". freepress.net. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
- Wolf, Brenna. "Media Reform" in Battleground: The Media, Vol. 1. Robin Andersen and Jonathan Alan Gray, eds. ABC-CLIO, 2008, p. 247.
- "National Conference for Media Reform".
- "Big Win! AT&T Drops Its T-Mobile Takeover Bid".
- "Board of Directors". Free Press.