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.

Troops Gone, U.S. Increasingly Sidelined In Iraq | Reuters

December 20, 2012

"I don't know why we have been surprised," says Douglas Ollivant, a former U.S. Army officer then National Security Council director for Iraq under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, now a senior fellow at the New America Institute. "Now Iraq is ...

New Report Bashes Data Caps | Mediapost Communications

December 20, 2012

This week, a report from the New America Foundation gives more ammunition to those critics. The paper argues that data caps not only lack justification, but are harmful to consumers and hinder innovation. "Data caps encourage a climate of scarcity in ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

Detroit Is The Testing Ground For A New Open Source Wireless Network Technology | GigaOm

December 18, 2012

The network is being built by the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute (OTI), which has completed the first phase of construction of this network in the Cass Corridor section of Detroit. It plans to publicly release Commotion in early ...

Editorial: In Tragedy's Wake, Let's Listen For New Ideas | Corvallis Gazette Times

December 18, 2012

Still, there might be room even in this debate to push forward some new (and not so new) ideas. For example, the time is long past to consider closing the so-called gun show loophole. And we were intrigued by an idea from writer Robert Wright: Make it ...

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Study: Limited Competition Results In Caps, Overages | DSL Reports

December 18, 2012

"Data caps may be good for the short-term profits of broadband providers and please investors, but they are not benefiting innovation or access to the Internet," said OTI Policy Director Benjamin Lennett. "Costs for providing broadband connectivity are ...

Study Says Data Caps A Hallmark Of An 'Uncompetitive Broadband Marketplace' | Fiercetelecom

December 18, 2012

... to manage the flood of new data traffic, many boast to Wall Street of their rapidly declining costs for equipment and transporting data, despite adding more and more subscribers to their network," said Benjamin Lennett, OTI policy director, in a ...

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