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Senate Committee Rebukes the FCC PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 15 July 2003 18:00
When the Federal Communications Commission voted June 2 to remove key restrictions on media consolidation, dissident Commissioner Michael Copps warned, “This Commission’s drive to loosen the rules and its reluctance to share its proposals with the people before we voted awoke a sleeping giant.

 
Visual Images and How We See the World PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 08 July 2003 18:00
Media critics often say that visual images trump words. The claim makes some sense: Pictures have major impacts on how we see the world. And we’re apt to pay less attention to photo captions or the voice-overs that accompany news footage on TV screens.

 
Rule Proposals Need Discussion, Coverage PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 May 2003 18:00
I have written to the Federal Communications Commission to urge Chairman Michael Powell and all other FCC commissioners to stop plans to end the critical safeguards that are designed to help ensure diversity of media ownership.

 
Davenport’s Selling. Should You Be Buying? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 08 April 2003 18:00
Three big players in Davenport an nounced last week that they are launching the Go Davenport initiative, a public-image effort designed to “boost Davenport’s image.” It’s a noble goal, and the community should actively promote its strengths and pat itself on the back for its accomplishments.

 
Halloo to Your Heart’s Content PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 18:00
Things could get a little less peaceful in Rock Island now. You might not be able to tell the difference yet, but once word gets out, citizens will probably take to the streets en masse, making loud and unusual noises at will, perhaps even beating sounding vessels or hallooing.

 
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