FCC Chairman Genachowski to Step Down | Free Press

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will announce on Friday that he will step down from his position as head of the agency.

Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron made the following statement:

“When Julius Genachowski took office, there were high hopes that he would use his powerful position to promote the public interest. But instead of acting as the people’s champion, he’s catered to corporate interests. His tenure has been marked by wavering and caving rather than the strong leadership so needed at this crucial agency.

“Though President Obama promised his FCC chairman would not continue the Bush administration’s failed media ownership policies, Genachowski offered the exact same broken ideas that Bush’s two chairmen pushed. He never faced the public and ignored the overwhelming opposition to his plans.

“Genachowski claimed broadband was his agency’s top priority, but he stood by as prices rose and competition dwindled. He claimed to be a staunch defender of the open Internet, but his Net Neutrality policies are full of loopholes and offer no guarantee that the FCC will be able to protect consumers from corporate abuse in the future.

“While there were a few bright moments during the Genachowski years — including the agency’s opposition to the AT&T/T-Mobile merger and the push for more online transparency from broadcasters — the chairman squandered many more opportunities at critical junctures.

“We urge President Obama to nominate a successor who will enact policies that foster real competition, protect diversity and amplify local voices.”

— original post at http://www.freepress.net/press-release/103103/fcc-chairman-genachowski-step-down



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Job Posting in Kalamazoon, Michigan

Job Posting in Kalamazoon, Michigan

Programming Coordinator postion open until Friday, March 8 by 5 PM. 

Example of Duties (for illustration purposes only):
Process the ingestion of programming and media from multiple sources (PMN staff and interns,
community program producers, community program sponsors, educational institutions, local, state,
and federal government agencies, etc.).
 Maintain an electronic database of programming resources for use in creating channel
program schedules.
 Create and publish in print and electronic format the PMN community cable channel program
 Coordinate the activity of PMN Master Control Operators, including training, shift
scheduling, and troubleshooting support.
 Provide support and occasional instruction for PMN training services (Education for
Employment Radio Broadcasting and Digital Video Production, PMN community media
production workshops, seminars, camps, etc.).
 Create and publish various programming reports, including monthly reports for inclusion in
the PMN Board of Directors meeting packet, annual reports, and other appropriate report
 Monitor and troubleshoot a variety of “LIVE” signal feeds utilized by PMN from internal and
external sources.
 Monitor the activities of community producers and volunteers for compliance with PMN
Operating Rules and Procedures.
 Schedule equipment and facility resources as requested by PMN staff, interns, and
community producers.
 Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Please mail a cover letter and resume (no phone calls please) to:
ATTN: Linda Tetzloff
Public Media Network
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Ste. 300
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Timeline Photos | Facebook

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Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.

Alysha Mae‘s insight:

Join us for the annual MAB – Michigan Association of Broadcastersjoint luncheon with Michigan National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 along with State Senator Gretchen Whitmer, State Rep. Bill LaVoy, Attorney Tim Lundgren with Varnum who represented Detroit in the Comcast suit & Convergent Media Designs, LLC.

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Choking access, support

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A perennial attempt to eliminate cable television franchise fees has sprouted at the Statehouse. If approved, House Bill 1432 would strip cities and towns of much-needed dollars used for public safety and more.

Alysha Mae‘s insight:

"If approved, House Bill 1432 would strip cities and towns of much-needed dollars used for public safety and more. It also would cut the cord on public access television, according to the chairman of the state’s Alliance for Community Media chapter." 

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Supporting PEG Access, Michigan communities and free speech!

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