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New America in the News: 2012

New America staff and fellows appear regularly on radio and television, and are frequently quoted in media outlets of all types. A selection of that coverage is available below.

Detroit Has Become An Open-Source Wireless Technology Guinea Pig | Mlive.Com

December 20, 2012

“The Detroit wireless network plays an essential role in OTI's development of an open wireless solution that will put control of the Internet into the hands of its users," OTI Director Sascha Meinrath said in a release. "The partners OTI works with in ...

2012: The Year In Scandal, Spin And Cover-Up | KALW

December 20, 2012

In a KALW special, Bay Area journalist and author Mark Hertsgaard talks to crisis communication expert Chris Lehane, author of Masters of Disaster: The Ten Commandments of Damage Control about the crimes and missteps that made big news in 2012 ...

Reports: A "More Guns, Less Crime" Thinker -- Absent From Fox Since Newtown ... | Salon

December 20, 2012

Now in New York magazine, Gabriel Sherman reports that Lott has not heard from any bookers at Fox News, and that Fox News.com declined to run his most recent column, on Newtown. “It's very unusual for them not to run one of my pieces,” he told New ...

Senator Introduces Bill To Regulate Data Caps | Ars Technica

December 20, 2012

Earlier this week we covered a new white paper from the New America Foundation arguing the recent proliferation of data caps instituted by broadband providers are designed to maximize revenue rather than minimize congestion. The issue caught the ...

Data Caps Described As 'Cash Cows' That Isps Use To Bilk Customers | BGR

December 19, 2012

Bandwidth caps are one of the less popular innovations that ISPs have unveiled over the past few years, and a new paper from the liberal New America Foundation think tank contends that such policies are brazen attempts to pad service providers' margins ...

The FCC, the Public Interest and the Blue Book | Moyers & Company

December 19, 2012

Victor Pickard, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, has researched and written about the battle over the Blue Book, when broadcasters used red-baiting scare tactics to prejudice the public against the report’s proposed guidelines.

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Barry C. Lynn on StandUp! w/ Pete Dominick | Sirius XM Radio

December 19, 2012

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Detroit Breaking Ground As Lab For Wireless Innovation | CBS Local

December 19, 2012

“The Detroit wireless network plays an essential role in OTI's development of an open wireless solution that will put control of the Internet into the hands of its users,” said OTI Director Sascha Meinrath. “The partners OTI works with in Detroit are ...

Instagram's Privacy Backlash, And The Dirty Secret Of Data Caps | Marketplace

December 19, 2012

But a report from the non-partisan think tank the New America Foundation finds caps hard to defend in part because they don't help with moment to moment congestion on the internet. Plus, the report find the caps stayed pretty constant even as the cost ...

Report: Data Caps Help Carriers Rake In Huge Profits | Techcrunch

December 19, 2012

In short, write Hibah Hussain, Danielle Kehl, Benjamin Lennett, and Patrick Lucey of the New America Foundation: Internet service and mobile providers appear to be one of the few industries that seek to discourage their customers from consuming more of ...

Gun Control, Gun Rights & The Talk Of Gun Safety After Sandy Hook | Digitaljournal.Com

December 19, 2012

In this respect, this can be combined with the op-ed on CNN by Peter Bergen. Bergen, in his op-ed, makes comparisons with the civilian death rate in the United States and the civilian death rate in Afghanistan. With this piece, Bergen makes his case of ...

Dearth Of Child Care Options For Low-Income Families In Los Angeles County | EdSource Today

December 19, 2012

But it isn't,” said Lisa Guernsey, director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. Guernsey recently co-authored a paper urging policy-makers nationwide to do a better job counting kids and tracking funds. She wrote that ...

Review: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Is Utterly Gripping | CNN

December 19, 2012

Peter Bergen: Did torture really net bin Laden? The movie -- which is utterly gripping -- is an authoritative, precise, largely dispassionate account of how a CIA analyst in Pakistan worked for a decade tracking down Osama bin Laden. That work involved ...

The Best Way To Regulate Urban-Living Apps | New York Times

December 19, 2012

... while protecting us from the worst effects of it. It is, in short, a time to think carefully, rather than banning first and asking questions later. Tim Wu, a professor of law at Columbia, is the author of “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of ...

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Battle Stations: Two New Films Tell Contrasting Stories Of The Plot To ... | The Independent

December 19, 2012

At least the charge that the film is an "Obama campaign commercial" is demonstrably unsubstantiated. Obama himself barely features and, writes Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst and one of the few Western journalists to have interviewed Bin ...

How to Promote Literacy Skills in the Digital Age | eSchool News

December 19, 2012

This past spring, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading asked the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the New America Foundation to conduct a nationwide scan of technology-based products aimed at improving the early literacy skills of children from birth through age 8.

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Profit-Hungry Broadband Providers Are Gouging Customers With Unnecessary ... | The Verge

December 18, 2012

But a new report from the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute pokes big holes into the practice of implementing data caps, and concludes that broadband providers are creating unnecessary scarcity not for technically sound reasons, but ...

A Student Debt Cure Worse Than The Disease | The American

December 18, 2012

In a recent report, Jason Delisle and Alex Holt of the New America Foundation document how the policy actually provides a “windfall” to middle and high-income borrowers with large amounts of graduate school debt while offering fewer benefits to ...

#Openitp: Keeping The Internet Free And Emailing Private | Nyconvergence.Com

December 18, 2012

According to James Vasile, OpenITP's director, “Everyone wants the Internet to be open; the only ones that don't want to spy on us. They want access to our data and to use our data in ways that we probably don't want them to. We're working with an ...

Educational Apps Alone Won'T Teach Needed Reading Skills | North Adams Transcript

December 18, 2012

Lisa Guernsey is director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. Michael H. Levine is executive director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. They are authors of "Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West," a ...

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