Adam Thierer discusses the future of media with Jerry Brito of Surprisingly Free. He explains recent proposals to subsidize journalists and media companies. Thierer outlines problems with the proposals, such as threats to free speech and separation of press and state. He also addresses newspapers as non-profits, shared experiences vs. diversity, and journalism ethics in the context of the recently scooped iPhone. - May 24, 2010.
PFF TechCast #5: Concerns about the Boucher-Stearns Privacy Bill - Adam Thierer & Berin Szoka share their initial thoughts upon first reading the discussion draft of the privacy bill introduced by Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) & Cliff Stearns (R-FL) with PFF's VP for Communications, Mike Wendy. - May 16, 2010.
PFF TechCast #3: Media Vouchers & Postal Subsidies as Media Reinvention Tools - Adam Thierer & Berin Szoka discuss the two latest installments in their ongoing "Wrong Way to Reinvent Media" series. These two installments dealt with "media vouchers" and expanded postal subsidies as methods of assisting struggling media enterprises or promoting more hard news. In this 7-minute podcast, PFF's press director Mike Wendy chats with them about these proposals and they argue that both raise a variety of practical and principled concerns that weigh against their adoption by policymakers. - April 27, 2010.
PFF TechCast #2: "Saving the Media" through Broadcast Spectrum Taxes - Adam Thierer discusses the second essay in a series entitled, "The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 2: Spectrum Taxes to Subsidize Public Media." - April 5, 2010.
PFF TechCast #1: Proposals to Have Government "Save Media" - PFF recently started a new "TechCast" podcast series and the topic for one of our first episodes was about the new series of essays that we have coming out about "The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media." In this series, we're examining proposals that would have the government play a greater role in sustaining struggling media enterprises, "saving journalism," or promoting more "public interest" content. We're concerned about the prospect of central planning for media or a "public option" for the press. Adam Thierer and Berin Szoka sat down with PFF's press director Mike Wendy to chat about their concerns in this brief 5-minute podcast. - March 30, 2010.
PFF President Adam Thierer appears on CNBC's Street Signs show to discuss the rising controversy surrounding GetUnvarnished.com, which bills itself as "an online resource for building, managing, and researching professional reputation, using community-contributed, professional reviews." - April 6, 2010.
Andrew Keen interviews PFF President Adam Thierer about how media should be reformed for the 21st century - March 18, 2010. Part 1 is below. Be sure to also check out Part 2 and Part 3
A PFF Congressional Seminar
July 27, 2009
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitor Center
1st Street and East Capitol Street
Washington DC, 20002
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"Hill Panel: Is It Possible to Legislate Safety?" FOSI held a panel in the Capitol to discuss whether it's possible to legislate safety. The panelists included Jason Tuber from the Office of Sen. Menendez, Mercedes Salem from the Office of Rep. Sanchez and Adam Thierer with the Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF). Panelists compared recent online safety legislation, particularly the SAFE Internet Act and the Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act - June 12, 2009
"Debate on Zittrain's The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It" Debate with Adam Thierer and Jonathan Zittrain on his provocative new book, The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It at the New America Foundation - November 6, 2008
"Should We Deputize the Middleman? New Debates about Intermediary Liability," Video Coverage from Aspen Summit 2008, The Progress & Freedom Foundation's annual gathering of the digital world's most prominent business leaders, probing thinkers and influential policymakers. - St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, August 17-19, 2008
Adam Thierer, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Digital Media Freedom, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (moderator)
Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
Chris Kelly, Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Global Public Policy, Facebook, Inc.
Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Kent Walker, Vice President and General Counsel, Google Inc.
"Dammit Janet!" A court ruled this week that the FCC can't fine CBS for the 2004 Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction." Are we in for an era of foul language and nudity on America's airwaves? Audio and transcript of interview with Adam Thierer on NPR's "On the Media." - July 25, 2008
"Regulating Violent Video Games, New York video game bill (A. 11717/ S. 6401)" Debate With Adam Thierer and Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center for Media and Child Health at the Harvard Medical School, Bloomberg TV. - July 21, 2008
"Parental Controls & Online Child Protection: A Survey of Tools and Methods" TV interview with Adam Thierer presenting options for parents as outlined in his book, on the program "Comcast Newsmakers" - February 2008
A PFF Congressional Seminar October 3, 2007
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
121 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
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"Freedom of Speech and Press in the 21st Century: New Technology Meets Old Constitutionalism," Video coverage of Plenary Address by Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School, at Aspen Summit 2007, The Progress & Freedom Foundation's annual gathering of the digital world's most prominent business leaders, probing thinkers and influential policymakers. - St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, August 19-21, 2007
"Building Awareness about Parental Controls and Online Child Protection Efforts," Panel discussion video coverage from Aspen Summit 2007, The Progress & Freedom Foundation's annual gathering of the digital world's most prominent business leaders, probing thinkers and influential policymakers. - St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, August 19-21, 2007
Adam Thierer, Senior Fellow & Director of the Center for Digital Media Freedom, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator)