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 "Time Warner":

"… ributions and sponsorships from network neutrality foes including Verizon, Time Warner, and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, according to M …"

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 "spokesman":

"… an make to the FCC.” T-Mobile and Verizon declined to comment. AT&T spokesman Michael Balmoris declined to comment on Verveer’s statements but reitera …"

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 "Congress":

"… ket, respectively, according to the report. Competition or revenue? When Congress ordered the FCC in 2012 to hold the spectrum auction, the goals were to in …"

"… $2.8 million in 2013. The spending pays for lobbyists to visit members of Congress, or to urge them to call or write the agency. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., …"

"… bert Latta from Ohio, received among the largest campaign contributions in Congress from AT&T’s and Verizon’s PACs for the 2012 elections — a total …"

"… ary of commerce in the Clinton administration and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office, Congress’ economic research arm — published 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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Association for the Advancement of Science":

"… d for a 2012 project documenting the resurgence of black lung disease, the American Association for the Advancement of Science announced this week. The stories — produced online by Center reporter C …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "oil":

"… the top sponsors of judicial travel are some of the world’s largest oil and pharmaceutical companies and a relatively small number of right-wing, …"

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 "Kristen Lombardi":

"… laboration with the Center for Public Integrity’s lead project reporter, Kristen Lombardi. NPR’s investigative team included Susanne Reber and Robert Benincasa; t …"

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

Indecency on the air

By John Dunbar

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "San Francisco":

"… on was fined was for an Oct. 4, 2002, morning news broadcast on KRON-TV in San Francisco, owned by Young Broadcasting. The FCC issued a $27,500 fine when one of th …"

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 "United States":

"… ast companies own far more radio stations in individual markets across the United States than was intended by Congress, despite years of warnings by the FCC's own …"

"… ons.But those limits have been far exceeded in dozens of cities across the United States, according to a new Center for Public Integrity study (Please see "Big Rad …"

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 …"