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PIPAC Opposition to National Association of Broadcasters' Petition for Stay Pending Judicial Review

  • By Media Policy Initiative
July 10, 2012

The Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition (“PIPAC”) strongly opposes the National Association of Broadcasters (“NAB”) petition for stay pending judicial review of the Federal Communications Commission rule requiring that broadcast television stations post the contents of their public inspection files on a website to be maintained by the Commission. NAB has failed to meet any of the criteria necessary for a stay.

Letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

  • By Benton Foundation, Campaign Legal Center, Free Press, Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center, Open Technology Institute, Public Citizen
May 31, 2012

The above organizations filed a letter on May 31, 2012, thanking the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, for leading the Commission's effort to to require broadcasters to place their public files online. It expresses support for the Commission's "adoption of this modest - yet critical - modernization and transparency effort" and encourages the Commission to continue to increase public access to the information contained in broadcasters' public files. 

Comments on Standardized Program Reporting Requirements for Broadcast Licensees

  • and Angela J. Campbell and Laura M. Moy, Institute for Public Representation
February 13, 2012

Contrary to the claims of some broadcasters, adoption of the standardized reporting form proposed by PIPAC would not raise any First Amendment concerns. Broadcasters’ concerns are based on a false belief that the mere fact of reporting requires stations to air certain types of programming. The Commission has made clear that the proposed reporting requirement is not intended to require any particular programming and would not alter broadcasters’ existing public interest requirements.

Comments on Standardized Program Reporting Requirements for Broadcast Licensees

  • and Angela J. Campbell and Laura Moy, Institute for Public Representation
January 27, 2012

The Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition (PIPAC) strongly supports the Commission’s proposal to replace the requirement that television broadcasters file quarterly issues/programs (I/P) lists with a streamlined, standardized disclosure form and to create and host a database to store the information in machine readable and structured formats so that the data is accessible to the public.

Comments on Standardized Program Reporting Requirements for Broadcast Licensees

  • and Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition
January 23, 2012

The Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition (the “Coalition”) respectfully submits the following Paperwork Reduction Act comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Coalition supports the Commission’s decision to move forward with this important proceeding and for the commitment to bring broadcast disclosure in to the modern age by creating an integrated public file to be hosted online by the Commission.

Comments on Television Broadcasting and Public File Modernization Policies

  • and Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition
January 17, 2012

The Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition (the “Coalition”) respectfully submits the following reply comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

Comments on Television Broadcasting and Public File Modernization Policies

  • and Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition
December 22, 2011

The Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition (the “Coalition”) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission Order on Reconsideration and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Coalition supports the Commission decision to move forward with this important proceeding and for the commitment to bring broadcast disclosure in to the 21st century by creating an integrated public file to be hosted online by the Commission.

Department of Commerce Comments on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Internet Economy

  • and Michael Weinberg, Sherwin Siy, Corynne McSherry
November 19, 2010

I. Introduction

NTIA Comments on Proposed Information Collection for the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program

October 12, 2010

The New America Foundation and Public Knowledge respectfully submit these comments in response to the Administration’s Public Notice seeking comment on the collection of State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program reports and ways to enhance the quality,
utility, and clarity of the information collected.

Mark Thompson on the Public Media in a Digital Age

  • By Mark Thompson, Director General, BBC
October 5, 2010

REMARKS AS PREPARED – CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY

A few months ago I had a chance to visit the studios where one of the BBC's most popular dramas is made.

Love interest, family feuds, social commentary -- it's got nearly all of the features you'd expect to find in a soap opera made here or in the UK. Indeed it's based on "The Archers," the BBC's famous domestic radio drama which charts life in and around the fictional English town of Ambridge.

Yet this drama takes place not in Worcestershire but in Afghanistan.