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Media Policy Initiative

Exploring the future of journalism and communities' information needs.

About MPI

The Media Policy Initiative, part of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, formulates policy and regulatory reforms to foster the development of a healthy media that satisfies the needs of democracy in the 21st century. MPI’s fellows and staff research, analyze, and promote policies that are committed to maximizing the public interest potential of innovative media, supported by partnerships with communities, researchers, industry, and public interest groups. By studying the social and economic ramifications of policymaking – particularly on poor, rural, and other underserved constituencies – MPI provides in-depth, objective research, analysis, and findings for policy decisionmakers and the general public. Continue reading.

Archived Blog Posts

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April Glaser
Jason Smith
Thursday, January 31, 2013
How does media consolidation affect women and minority ownership opportunities and local reporting?  Experts debate proposed FCC rules, at forum on “Media Ownership and the Public Interest.”
Friday, July 27, 2012
Authors: Kristian Davis Bailey and Jason SmithOn Tuesday, July 17 we attended the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) demonstration of their new online interface for the uploading of television broadcasters’ “public inspection files” (PIFs).  [A video of the demonstration has been archived on...
Tom Glaisyer
Friday, April 27, 2012
Our work at the Media Policy Initiative has been in support of both broadcaster transparency and advancing the idea that journalism schools can be news producers, so we couldn’t have been happier when the two ideas intersected in a piece produced by Kent State University undergraduate and
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Formal Comments

New America Foundation's Media Policy Initiative continues to submit comments to organizations such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on subjects relevant to MPI's extensive work in the field of media policy.

Here are recent comments submitted to government agencies on behalf of the Media Policy Initiative.

Click here to read more comments to the FCC, FTC, and NTIA.

Media Policy Initiative Staff

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Founder, Open Technology Institute

Sascha Meinrath is Director of X-Lab, an innovative new venture focusing on...

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Research Fellow, Media Policy Initiative

Fiona Morgan is an associate in research at the...

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