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 "Broadcasting":

"… in its effort to prevent Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., the parent of Fox Broadcasting Co. and the owner of a New York City television station, from gaining a wa …"

"… l fight with the country’s largest Christian television network, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Known for its broadcasts of televangelists like Jimmy Swag …"

"… oston station for $5 million, according to a report in the trade newspaper Broadcasting & Cable. The story noted that Honig was able to begin paying himself a …"

"… last year to Christian broadcaster Salem Communications. In 2010, Trinity Broadcasting Network donated 147 low-power television stations to MMTC. That year MMTC …"

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 "T-Mobile USA Inc.":

"… ve advantage against Sprint Corp., the third-largest wireless carrier, and T-Mobile USA Inc., the fourth largest. If Sprint and T-Mobile aren’t able to buy enough l …"

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 "Broadcasting":

"… rman Tom Wheeler. Verveer’s comments were published in the trade journal Broadcasting & Cable. "We've had one auction, we're going to have another that is …"

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 "Fred Upton":

"… me period, according to CRP. Six Republican House lawmakers — including Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees th …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "CNN":

"… ns were ultimately made anyway. Ronnie Greene is interviewed below in this CNN report. …"

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 "Federal Communications Commission":

"… sign that he has already accomplished his mission. …"

"… g"]The pause is no doubt related to regime change and two vacancies on the Federal Communications Commission. But a far more likely cause is the impact of record settlement agreements …"

Two hundred channels and nothing on – literally

By Robert Morlino

Low-power TV mogul hopes for big payoff

Excerpts from this story referencing "NBC":

"… . Applicants ranged from individuals new to the industry to major networks NBC and ABC. The sheer volume forced the agency to declare a freeze on additio …"

Indecency on the air

By John Dunbar

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… Clear Channel's top executives and board members are key supporters of the president. Stern has pointed out during his broadcasts that two of the San Antonio, …"

"… exas-based broadcaster's stations that stopped running his show are in key presidential battleground states – Pennsylvania and Florida.Clear Channel issued a …"

"… nd fees for Infinity.Stern's chief defender over the years has been Viacom president Karmazin. The powerful executive joined Infinity in 1981 and helped build …"

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 "Broadcasting":

"… radio industry was under way, but it had far from peaked. In October 1998, Broadcasting & Cable magazine reported in its annual survey of the radio industry t …"

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 "Ohio":

"… rgest markets.Number one on the ownership concentration list is Mansfield, Ohio, where Clear Channel owns 11 of the metro area's 17 radio stations. Second …"