Media & Communications Policy

Media & Communications Policy

Issues & Developments in the Realm of Communications and Media Policy & the First Amendment

Tag Archives: Breaking Bad

After Aurora, Questioning Violent Programming (Again)

Posted in Art Appreciation, Broadcast violence, Cable TV, First Amendment, Free speech
Very few columnists write as well, or as powerfully, as Peggy Noonan, and her piece last week in the Wall Street Journal titled “The Dark Night Rises” is no exception.  As with so many of Noonan’s commentaries, the strength in her column is not just in her way with words but in the fact that [&hellip… Continue Reading

Orts and All

Posted in Art Appreciation, Network Neutrality
FCC’s "OpenInternet" The FCC website, now in Beta, called OpenInternet.Gov is interesting.  It’s not great, but it’s better than you might expect and sort of refreshing. Ostensibly given over to a public discussion of the “important issues facing the Internet,” the site’s primary focus is on one issue facing the Internet: Chairman Genachowski’s plans to [&hellip… Continue Reading

‘Breaking Bad': An Appreciation

Posted in Content Controls, Media criticism
Every once in awhile something happens in medialand that elevates and refreshes, and at least partially reclaims the enormous potential of the industry.  Media coverage of the events of 9/11 is one example, and the minor miracle that is AMC’s series "Breaking Bad" is another. For the uninitiated, who unfortunately are legion, "Breaking Bad" is [&hellip… Continue Reading