Civil rights group's FCC positions reflect industry funding, critics say

By Jason McLure

Civil rights organization often agrees with industry backers on FCC issues.

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… n the merger. Julia Johnson, then MMTC’s treasurer and its current board president, runs a public relations firm whose clients have included AT&T, accord …"

AT&T, Verizon beat back limits on airwaves auction

By Allan Holmes

Wireless giants face few limits on their buying power at next year's auction of prime spectrum, which could hurt T-Mobile and Sprint.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Communications Commission":

"… to stay viable, or they don’t and they need to sell out,” he said. …"

T-Mobile, Sprint score one in wireless war

By Allan Holmes

Revenue from early auctions boosts T-Mobile's and Sprint's campaign for limits on big wireless companies' airwaves access.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Phil Verveer":

"… fighters and medical technicians can use during emergencies, according to Phil Verveer, senior counsel to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. Verveer’s comments were pub …"

Wireless companies fight for their futures

By Allan Holmes

A rare auction of wireless spectrum may determine who controls your cell phone.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Communications Commission":

"… t detail that relationship when it submitted three research papers to the Federal Communications Commission arguing against restricting how much spectrum a company can obtain in an a …"

Center, NPR win top science reporting award

By The Center for Public Integrity

A Center for Public Integrity-NPR 2012 report documenting a resurgence of black lung disease is honored with a top science reporting prize.

Next week from the Center: Tragic grain bin deaths and travel for federal judges

The Center is publishing two big investigations next week that you can read here and will hear on NPR and other partners.

Reporter talks to NPR about immigration laws

By The Center for Public Integrity

Center's Susan Ferriss discusses 'Separated by Law' on 'Talk of the Nation'

Video: Talking super PACs with PBS NewsHour

By John Dunbar

The Center for Public Integrity's John Dunbar discusses the impact of super PACS on the 2012 election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Dunbar":

"… act of super PACS on the 2012 election. …"

The weekly watchdog: Nov. 14 - Nov. 18

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… isoned Places investigation, please check it out. Developed by our partner NPR, the graphic shows 17,000 facilities that have emitted and continue to emi …"

"… at the local level are doing their own stories based on this information. NPR reported this morning that the EPA has cracked down on a polluting copper …"

"… last week. Attendees got an inside look at the Center’s partnership with NPR on Poisoned Places, heard about new models to sustain investigative report …"

Center's Ronnie Greene Discusses Solyndra with CNN

Reporter Ronnie Greene interviewed for a CNN segment on failed solar company Solyndra

Excerpts from this story referencing "ABC News":

"… in loan guarantees, according to emails first obtained by iWatch News and ABC News. The loans were ultimately made anyway. Ronnie Greene is interviewed below …"

Center collaboration with NPR wins Peabody Award

A Center for Public Integrity collaboration with NPR was recognized with a Peabody award for NPR

Excerpts from this story referencing "NPR":

"… ce with federal law.  …"

"… c Integrity collaboration with NPR was recognized with a Peabody award for NPR today for the series, “Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes.” The Center w …"

"… ject and provided many of the interview contacts, as well as the data, for NPR’s coverage of this important issue.“NPR is highly deserving of this ho …"

"… acts, as well as the data, for NPR’s coverage of this important issue.“NPR is highly deserving of this honor,” said the Center’s Executive Direct …"

The billion-dollar election: Parts one and two

By The BBC Radio World Service

The BBC Radio World Service's Steve Evans examines independent expenditure committees and the buying of ambassadorships in a two-part docume

Excerpts from this story referencing "BBC":

"… : 527s (23 minutes). Listen to Part Two: Ambassadors (23 minutes). …"

The cost of indecency

By John Dunbar

Big settlements lead to tamer airwaves

Excerpts from this story referencing "Broadcasting":

"… orcement in every major category. [See "2004 Broke all Records on Indecent Broadcasting"]The pause is no doubt related to regime change and two vacancies on the F …"

"… nt of all proposed fines since 2000, the Center found.Viacom, owner of CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Infinity Broadcasting Corp., is the second-largest television sta …"

"… 2000, the Center found.Viacom, owner of CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Infinity Broadcasting Corp., is the second-largest television station owner and second-largest r …"

"… settlement, eclipsing the previous mark of $1.71 million paid by Infinity Broadcasting (now part of Viacom Inc.) in 1995 for shows involving Stern in the early 1 …"

Two hundred channels and nothing on – literally

By Robert Morlino

Low-power TV mogul hopes for big payoff

Excerpts from this story referencing "Alaska":

"… despite holding permits to operate 203 low-power TV stations. The State of Alaska tops the list with 220 low-power stations.According to Silberman, he origi …"

Indecency on the air

By John Dunbar

Shock-radio jock Howard Stern remains 'King of All Fines'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Broadcasting":

"… nd suspended Stern from all six of its stations that carried him. Infinity Broadcasting Corp., the nation's No. 2 broadcaster and syndicator of the Stern show, ha …"

"… ined by the Center went on for nearly nine years. On Aug. 30, 1991, Flambo Broadcasting Inc.'s KFMH-FM in Muscatine, Iowa, aired jokes the FCC deemed indecent.A f …"

"… , 2002, morning news broadcast on KRON-TV in San Francisco, owned by Young Broadcasting. The FCC issued a $27,500 fine when one of the performers of the stage pro …"

FCC dawdled as radio grew

By John Dunbar

How did companies like Clear Channel come to dominate radio markets? Blame FCC inaction

Excerpts from this story referencing "federal law":

"… o wrong when rules restricting media ownership are removed.The limitsUnder federal law, there's a limit to how many stations a radio broadcast company may own in …"

Big radio rules in small markets

By John Dunbar and Aron Pilhofer

A few behemoths dominate medium-sized cities throughout the U.S.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Clear Channel Communications Inc.":

"… and medium-sized markets and not in large cities, with broadcast leviathan Clear Channel Communications Inc. by far the most dominant player in America's heartland, according to a new …"