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 "Federal Communications Commission":

"… unbar contributed to this report.     …"

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 "Federal Communications Commission":

"… ion just got a shot in the arm. A spectrum auction held last month by the Federal Communications Commission, and another planned for the fall will likely raise the $7 billion needed …"

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 "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… million for lobbying on a range of issues, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks lobbying spending. AT&T spent the 11th largest amount of …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Chris Hamby":

"… e announced this week. The stories — produced online by Center reporter Chris Hamby, and for radio by NPR’s Howard Berkes, Andrea de Leon and Sandra Bartlet …"

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'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Susan Ferriss":

"… the story in collaboration with Ferriss and the Center. …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Gun control":

"… rongly supported by the pro-gun NRA, is slated for a House vote this week. Gun control groups argue that the ultimate aim of concealed carry proponents is to hol …"

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 "iWatch News":

"… any $535 million in loan guarantees, according to emails first obtained by iWatch News and ABC News. The loans were ultimately made anyway. Ronnie Greene is inte …"

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 "federal law":

"… ls should address sexual assaults that occur on campus, in accordance with federal law.  …"

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 "American Civil Liberties Union":

"… akes good business sense, says Marvin Johnson, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. "The FCC for a long time was not incredibly active in terms of indecency. …"

Two hundred channels and nothing on – literally

By Robert Morlino

Low-power TV mogul hopes for big payoff

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Dunbar":

"… "Hopefully," he said, "there'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 "Iowa":

"… years. On Aug. 30, 1991, Flambo Broadcasting Inc.'s KFMH-FM in Muscatine, Iowa, aired jokes the FCC deemed indecent.A fine was issued on April 1, 1994. B …"

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 "Clear Channel":

"… markets was deeply flawed and could lead to the creation of behemoths like Clear Channel Communications, but failed to act in the face of industry pressure and bur …"

"… try pressure and bureaucratic inertia.The result is a radio industry where Clear Channel and other radio broadcast companies own far more radio stations in individ …"

"… were in separate markets.The most notorious example is Minot, N.D., where Clear Channel owns six of the city's eight stations. The company was sharply criticized …"

"… ion Committee which oversees the radio industry and has spoken out against Clear Channel's domination in his home state."I think these issues, including the anhydr …"

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 "United States Census Bureau":

"… ooked at the nation's 337 metropolitan statistical areas as defined by the United States Census Bureau and plotted the location of broadcast radio transmitters for the 10 larges …"