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 "Comcast":

"… views, but it’s curious how often they’re in line with the filings of Comcast and AT&T.” Honig says MMTC aims to promote equal opportunity in bro …"

"… ver the past 15 years. Honig, 63, says he plans to semi-retire next year. Comcast and AT&T Among the group’s most generous donors is cable giant Comc …"

"… cast and AT&T Among the group’s most generous donors is cable giant Comcast, which, according to MMTC documents has spent at least $375,000 on fundrai …"

"… shington hosted by MMTC between 2009 and this year. In addition to taking Comcast's side on Net Neutrality, Honig publicly hailed its 2011 buyout of NBC Uni …"

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 "wireless carrier":

"… up for sale. The agency was under pressure by consumer groups and smaller wireless carriers such as T-Mobile Inc. and Sprint Corp. to cap the amount of spectrum the …"

"… party lines to reserve just part of the airwaves being auctioned for small wireless carriers, rather than establishing a hard cap on how much spectrum Verizon and AT& …"

"… ve an unfair competitive advantage against Sprint Corp., the third-largest wireless carrier, and T-Mobile USA Inc., the fourth largest. If Sprint and T-Mobile aren …"

"… ll inside buildings, you don’t want to be stuck with a subscription to a wireless carrier that doesn’t allow you to penetrate those walls.” The FCC’s two Repu …"

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 "T-Mobile USA":

"… were unable to tell them to evacuate before the buildings collapsed.  …"

Wireless companies fight for their futures

By Allan Holmes

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

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.

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

Center's Ronnie Greene Discusses Solyndra with CNN

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

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 "Rape":

"… Peabody award for NPR today for the series, “Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes.” The Center was the key originating partner for this investigative pro …"

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

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 "Katie Mills":

"… 's going to be someone who needs my channels."John Dunbar, Mike Baxter and Katie Mills contributed to this report. …"

Indecency on the air

By John Dunbar

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Justice":

"… the commission has no authority to collect it. The case is referred to the Department of Justice where the whole process may well start all over again.Since the formation …"

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 "North Dakota":

"… consolidation activists and placed U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, a Democrat from North Dakota, squarely in the middle of the debate. Dorgan is a member of the Senate Co …"

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 "Communication":

"… ed 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 …"

"… cus on mid-size and smaller markets in their acquisition strategy. Citadel Communications Corp., another large publicly owned company, buys in smaller markets beca …"