Media Policy Podcast Archives

Carmen Scurato: The FCC’s Attack on Civil Rights (Ep. 118)

The FCC’s Attack on Civil Rights (Ep. 118)

Carmen Scurato (@carmenscurato) is Vice President, Policy and General Counsel at the National Hispanic Media Coalition, where she leads NHMC’s policy and government affairs office in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for developing policy and legal strategies that encourage open and affordable communications, innovation, competition, and diversity. Carmen represents NHMC in meetings with decision makers in Congress and at federal regulatory agencies. She has spoken extensively on the ways that communications policy impacts people of color and regularly appears in outlets such as Fast Company, Fortune, The Root and the Guardian to highlight NHMC’s policy and advocacy efforts.

Cheryl Leanza: How Trump’s FCC Plans to Change the Media Ownership Rules (Ep. 114)

Cheryl Leanza: How Trump’s FCC Plans to Change the Media Ownership Rules (Ep. 114)

Cheryl A. Leanza (@cleanza) is the President of her consulting firm, A Learned Hand, LLC, www.alearnedhand.com.  In this capacity she serves as policy advisor to the United Church of Christ’s historic media advocacy arm and as the Co-Chair of the Leadership Conference of Civil Rights Media & Telecommunications Task Force.  Her other clients have included the Progressive States Network, Leadership Conference Education Fund, National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Future of Music Coalition, Public Knowledge, and Native Public Media, among others.

Larry Miller: How Radio Can Survive in the Era of Streaming (Ep. 111)

Larry Miller: How Radio Can Survive in the Era of Streaming (Ep. 111)

Larry Miller (@larrysmiller) is a Clinical Music Associate Professor and Director of the Music Business Program at NYU. He is also a music and technology entrepreneur and advisor and host of the Musonomics podcast.

Racism Online — Detecting Stealthy Bigotry with Rijul Magu (Ep. 95)

Racism Online — Detecting Stealthy Bigotry with Rijul Magu (Ep. 95)

America’s History of Recalcitrance De jure discrimination Racism online is evolving in a way that is consistent with the way racism has always evolved–from explicit to subtle. Plaintiff-side civil rights lawyers have found it easiest to win — if civil rights cases can ever said to be “easy”– in cases in which they can convincingly demonstrate defendants’ explicit discriminatory policies. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the United States Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board

Ep 89: How the Police are Escalating their Use of Social Media for Surveillance with Matt Cagle

Ep 89: How the Police are Escalating their Use of Social Media for Surveillance with Matt Cagle

Matt Cagle (@Matt_Cagle) is a Policy Attorney for Technology and Civil Liberties at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Matt attended law school at Stanford and has a BA in Latin American Studies and Political Science from the University of Arizona. Before joining the ACLU as a Policy Attorney, Matt worked as an associate with BlurryEdge Strategies, a San Francisco-based law practice advising startups on privacy issues. In this episode, we discussed: how the police

Ep 87: Planning to Cut the Cord? This New Cable Company Wants You to Reconsider with Jeff Binder

Ep 87: Planning to Cut the Cord? This New Cable Company Wants You to Reconsider with Jeff Binder

Jeff Binder (@JeffBinder) is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Layer3 TV, a next generation cable company, founded in 2013. Most recently Jeff was a general partner at Genovation Capital, a stage-agnostic private equity and venture group focused on Technology, Media and Telecom. In addition, Jeff served as an advisor to TPG and Silver Lake, two of the most respected names in private equity. Prior to Genovation, Jeff led Broadbus Technologies as its founding CEO, pioneering the

Ep 80: How to Fight Fake News (Part 2 of 2): ‘Inoculation’ with Sander van der Linden

Ep 80: How to Fight Fake News (Part 2 of 2): ‘Inoculation’ with Sander van der Linden

Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow in Psychological and Behavioral Sciences at Churchill College. Other academic affiliations include the Yale Center for Environmental Communication at Yale University. At Cambridge, Dr. van der Linden lectures mainly in statistics and social psychology. Dr. van der Linden’s research has received awards from

Ep 79: How to Fight Fake News (Part 1 of 2): Algorithms and Perceptions with Taylor Moore

Ep 79: How to Fight Fake News (Part 1 of 2): Algorithms and Perceptions with Taylor Moore

Taylor Moore (TayMoore_CDT) is the Center for Democracy & Technology’s (CDT) Free Expression Fellow. Her work focuses on preserving the Internet as a global platform for speech and association, democratic accountability, the free exchange of information and ideas, and the freedom of thought.She previously served as the Google Policy Fellow for Public Knowledge, where she was involved in advocacy work related to net neutrality, intellectual property, and internet governance. Taylor also

Ep 65: What to Expect from Tech Policy Under Trump with Andy Schwartzman

Ep 65: What to Expect from Tech Policy Under Trump with Andy Schwartzman

Andrew Jay Schwartzman (@aschwa02) is the Benton Senior Counselor at the Institute for Public Representation of Georgetown University Law Center. He directed Media Access Project, a public interest media and telecommunications law firm, for 34 years. Mr. Schwartzman serves on the International Advisory Board of Southwestern Law School’s National Entertainment & Media Law Institute and on the Board of Directors of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and was the Board

Ep 64: The Real-World Impact of Reality TV with Connie Frazier

Ep 64: The Real-World Impact of Reality TV with Connie Frazier

In this episode, we discussed: how reality tv and social media platforms perpetuate stereotypes. the role of the advertising industry in promoting accurate portrayals of underrepresented groups in the media Resources: Reality TV: Entertaining But No Laughing Matter (AAF, 2015) American Advertising Federation (AAF) American Advertising Federation’s Mosaic Council Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison NEWS ROUNDUP The tech sector and tech-related progressive thinks tanks are