Free Press (organization)


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]

Contents

  • 1 History, organization, and activities
  • 2 Leadership
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

History, organization, and activities

Free Press is a 501c3 organization[2] The Free Press Action Fund is a 501c4 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, DC, and Florence, Massachusetts, and a staff of 25[2]

Leadership

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

  • Media democracy
  • Media reform
  • Media activism
  • National Conference for Media Reform

References

  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 

External links

  • Official website


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