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Free Press

 

Florence, MA


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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $2,251,106
Expenses
Total Expenses $3,029,450

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Basic Organization Information

Free Press

Physical Address:
Florence, MA 01062 
EIN:
41-2106721
Web URL:
www.freepress.net 
NTEE Category:
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 
None 
None 
None 
None 
Ruling Year:
2004 

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Mission Statement

Free Press is building a powerful nationwide movement to change media and technology policies, promote the public interest and strengthen democracy. Free Press advocates for universal and affordable Internet access, diverse media ownership, vibrant public media and quality journalism. Why is Free Press needed? For far too long, government officials and corporations have made corrupt media policy behind closed doors. These policies have led to runaway media consolidation, which in turn has led to corporate control over our print media, our broadcasting stations, our radio dial and the Internet. If we want to change this dynamic, we must ensure the public has a seat at the table when media policies are made. Free Press amplifies the public’s voice in two ways. Our staff in our Massachusetts office educates and mobilizes our 600,000-plus activists. Our members write letters to government and corporate leaders, meet with elected representatives, file comments at the Federal Communications Commission, attend public hearings and participate in targeted actions. Our team in our Washington office crafts policy proposals, conducts research, testifies before Congress and argues in court for policies that serve the public interest. This combination of grassroots engagement and policy advocacy is key to our success. Free Press also runs the SavetheInternet.com coalition. SavetheInternet.com fights on behalf of millions of people everyday to protect our Internet freedoms. Save the Internet has four goals for achieving Internet freedom. We are working for  true Net Neutrality (wired and wireless), strong protections for mobile phone users, public use of the public airwaves and universal access to high-speed Internet. For more information, visit SavetheInternet.com(http://www.freepress.net/sti-home) .

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. July, 2013)

Craig Aaron

Profile:

Craig took the leadership of Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund in April 2011. He joined Free Press in 2004 and speaks across the country on media, Internet and journalism issues. Craig is a frequent guest on talk radio and is quoted often in the national press. His commentaries also appear regularly in the Guardian and the Huffington Post. Before joining Free Press, he was an investigative reporter for Public Citizen's Congress Watch and the managing editor of In These Times magazine. He is the editor of two books, Appeal to Reason: 25 Years of In These Times and Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.



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Program: Free Press Strategic Goals

Budget:
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Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:

Program Description:

1.     Lead, grow, educate and mobilize the popular movement for media reform 2.     Achieve universal access to fast, affordable and open Internet on all platforms 3.     Sustain quality journalism and build a world-class public media system 4.     Realize diverse and competitive media ownership 5.     Promote corporate and governmental accountability and transparency

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In just 10 years, Free Press has become one of the most effective advocacy organizations in the nation with over 600,000 members who demand better media. Among our top accomplishments: •Federal Communications Commission rulemaking to bring transparency to political advertising. •The defeat of the proposed merger of AT&T with T-Mobile, an anti-competitive deal that would have resulted in higher prices for consumers. •The allocation of $7.2 billion in federal funding for broadband buildout to unserved and underserved communities. We also helped determine how these funds were allocated. •The FCC rulemaking that made Net Neutrality the law of the land. •The FCC’s sanction of Comcast for illegally blocking its customers’ access to Internet content — setting a historic precedent to protect Net Neutrality. • The FCC’s decision to open unused television spectrum for wireless broadband, thereby reducing barriers to new competition. • Passage of the Broadband Data Improvement Act, which corrected the faulty way in which the FCC had been collecting data on U.S. broadband. • Passage of the Local Community Radio Act which will open the airwaves to hundreds of new Low Power FM radio stations across America.  • Focusing attention and inquiry into the future of journalism by highlighting both the problems and opportunities for policy to support the future of newsrooms and public media. • Defeated SOPA and PIPA, two dangerous Web-censorship bills that threatened to rip apart the fabric of the open Internet. • Coordinated a broad coalition to launch the Declaration of Internet Freedom, uniting thousands of groups behind a positive agenda for the future of the open Internet. The document has since been translated into 70 languages and signed by 2,000 groups from 130 countries.
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