Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
The CDT promotes democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.
Center for Digital Democracy (CDD)
CDD is dedicated to ensuring that the public interest is a fundamental part of the new digital communications landscape. From open broadband networks, to free or low-cost universal Internet access, to diverse ownership of new media outlets, to privacy and other consumer safeguards, CDD works to promote an electronic media system that fosters democratic expression and human rights.
FAIR is a national media watch group that has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. They work with both activists and journalists to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints
First Mile US
A non-profit started to educate, advocate and focus the debate on the power and promise of big broadband in the United States. First Mile US’s vision is to ensure every member of the American public has access to big broadband—the 21st century pathway to a better overall quality of life.
The Free Press
The Free Press was founded in the 1970s and has gone through several iterations. Sponsored by The Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism, it was resurrected in the 1990s as a website dedicated to the belief that there’s a place for community-based journalism. The Free Press honors community activists annually with a "Libby" Award for Community Activism.
Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, it promotes diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications.
Future of Music Coalition (FMC)
The FMC is a not-for-profit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy and intellectual property law communities. The FMC seeks to educate the media, policymakers, and the public about music/technology issues, while also bringing together diverse voices in an effort to come up with creative solutions to some of the challenges in this space. The FMC also aims to identify and promote innovative business models that will help musicians and citizens to benefit from new technologies.
Internews is a non-profit working to improve access to information for people around the world by fostering independent media and promoting open communications policies in the public interest.
Media Access Project (MAP)
MAP is a 35-year-old non-profit public interest media and telecommunications law firm that promotes the public's First Amendment right to hear and be heard on the electronic media of today and tomorrow.
Media Alliance is a 30-year-old media resource and advocacy center for media workers, non-profit organizations, and social justice activists. Its mission is excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in all aspects of the media in the interests of peace, justice, and social responsibility.
Media Info Center
Developed and managed by the Media Management Center at Northwestern University, this organization is dedicated to three principal areas of activity: educating senior-level executives from all media industries; participating with media companies in projects addressing some of the most challenging issues in media; and supporting and disseminating research on media’s complex problems.
Media Matters for America is a non-profit, progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
Online News Association
Online News Association is composed largely of professional online journalists and addresses the complex challenges and opportunities for online journalists as well as the news audience. Issues include: editorial integrity, editorial independence, journalistic excellence, freedom of expression and freedom of access.
Public Knowledge is a Washington, D.C. based advocacy group working to defend the public’s rights in the emerging digital culture.
Reclaim the Media
Reclaim the Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to pursuing a more just society by transforming the media system and expanding the communications rights of ordinary people through grassroots organizing, education, networking and advocacy.
Save the Internet.com
Designed and maintained by the Free Press Action Fund, this coalition of more than one million people have banded together with thousands of non-profit organizations, businesses and bloggers to protect Internet freedom.
Blog by Jeff Jarvis, Associate Professor and Director of the interactive journalism program for CUNY’s new Graduate School of Journalism discussing journalistic entrepreneurialism and innovation.
Blog by Forrester researchers and authors, Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff following Groundswell: “A spontaneous movement of people connecting, using online tools, taking charge of their own experience, and getting what they need – information, support, ideas, products, and bargaining power – from each other.” Discusses topics such as online advertising, social computing and networking, tagging and more across industries including retail, media, and finance.
Blog by Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society
Blog by Jay Rosen Associate Professor and former chairman, 1999-2005, New York University, Department of Journalism.