FBI abuses power to request personal information

By The Center for Public Integrity

After the Patriot Act, FBI increased requests of personal information, including phone calls, emails, and financial transactions

The 700 (MHz) Club

By Brendan McGarry

When lobbying the FCC, sometimes less is more

The cost of indecency

By John Dunbar

Big settlements lead to tamer airwaves

Baby Bells paying to play

By John Dunbar

Bells paid two-thirds of fines and settlements since Jan. 2000

Indecency on the air

By John Dunbar

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

FCC managers still flying free

FCC officials accepted nearly $2.8 million in travel and entertainment expenses over the past eight years

FCC plans to nix industry-paid travel

By John Dunbar

Agency chair seeks $500,000 increase in travel budget to "largely eliminate" industry perks

Bill would eliminate industry-sponsored travel for FCC

Bill would eliminate industry-sponsored travel for FCC

FCC votes 3-2 to loosen media rules

Votes were filed along party lines

Behind closed doors

Top broadcasters met 71 times with FCC officials

Excerpts from this story referencing "Radio One":

"… l Communications, Cox Enterprises, CumulusBroadcasting, and Radio One (one time).In a prepared statement, Martin said he has an open door p …"

"… asters he met with were Viacom, News Corp., ABC, Gannett, Hearst, Cumulus, Radio One and the National Association of Broadcasters.Commissioner Copps, a Democra …"

"… Among those he met with were Viacom, News Corp., NBC, Gannett, Cumulus and Radio One.Commissioner Abernathy, a Republican, was at seven meetings. Among those s …"

A penchant for secrecy

By John Dunbar

Why the FCC so determined to keep key data from the public

On the road again—and again

By Morgan Jindrich

FCC officials rack up $2.8 million travel tab with industries they regulate

Well connected

FCC and industry maintain cozy relationship on many levels

Captive audience

By John Dunbar

A few big media firms dominate 4 of 5 FCC commissioners' hometownsA few big media firms dominate 4 of 5 FCC commissioners' hometowns

The FCC's rapidly revolving door

By John Dunbar

SBC senior veep a glaring example


By Charles Lewis

Relaxing media ownership rules conflicts with the public's right to know


What is the Media Tracker?

Commentary: Profiteering from democracy

By Charles Lewis

In his January 1998 State of the Union address, after decrying the campaign-fund-raising "arms race," Preside

McCain tax bill would save corporate contributors millions

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 11, 2000 — Republican presidential hopeful John McCain has talked at length about tax cuts that would benefit lowe