Center to cover political power of broadband industry

By The Center for Public Integrity

Former Bloomberg Government manager to head up coverage of Internet policy in Washington and beyond.

Excerpts from this story referencing "journalist":

"… broadband and the digital divide. Allan Holmes, an award-winning business journalist and former director of Telecommunications and Technology at Bloomberg Gove …"

Al Jazeera adds more lobbying heft

By Dave Levinthal

Growing news network hires another government affairs firm as it expands U.S. operation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Middle East":

"… through which he is "focused on assisting in the development of the firm's Middle East and U.S. Department of Labor practices," according to his biography with t …"

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.

“Disrespecting The Bing”

Pro-initiative groups simultaneously whack animated “Sopranos” ads

Excerpts from this story referencing "media":

"… and intellectual property lawyer whose Chicago-based firm represents such media companies as Paramount Pictures and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo, Inc., wrote t …"

Anatomy of a lobbying blitz

By John Dunbar

Cable industry enlists diverse crowd in high-level influence campaign

Excerpts from this story referencing "mayor":

"… nter also found one instance in which free airtime was made available to a mayors group and identified nearly $60,000 in contributions to one key pro-cable …"

"… g the signers of one of the five letters were two members of Congress, six mayors, seven members of the New York City Council, six members of the New York …"

"… directors of the National Conference of Black mayors—Harvey Johnson Jr., mayor of Jackson, Miss., and president of the conference; Irene Brodie, mayor of …"

"… ., mayor of Jackson, Miss., and president of the conference; Irene Brodie, mayor of the village of Robbins, Ill. and assistant secretary for the group; and …"