Over the course of the past year, we have played an important role in fighting media consolidation and protecting the editorial integrity of public broadcasting. We are now leading a coalition to promote public interest obligations for broadcasters. These are our immediate priorities:
Getting regulators to agree to impose specific public interest standards on broadcasters, using as political leverage broadcasters' desire for a rule to require cable operators to carry all their digital programming (the "must-carry" rule);
Continuing our work in Congress and at the FCC for better ownership rules
Protecting the independence of public broadcasting in the upcoming congressional reauthorization of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and,
Developing the policy tools and networks necessary to advance a long-term agenda for media reform that responds to changing technology.