Josh Silver is CEO of Free Press and a blogger for The Huffington Post. The future of journalism and the Internet are both in jeopardy, says the CEO of the leading national organization working on media and technology policy in the public interest.
Silver addresses the three major fronts in the battle -- Internet policy, journalism policy, and public media policy -- and reveals how we can help solve this crisis at an individual level.
Josh Silver, President and CEO, co-founded Free Press with Robert W. McChesney in 2002. He oversees all programs, campaigns, fundraising and special projects. Josh previously served as campaign manager for the successful statewide ballot initiative for public funding of elections in Arizona and as the director of development for the cultural arm of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. He has served as the director of an international youth exchange program and as a development and management consultant. / Josh publishes frequently on media, campaign finance and other public policy issues. He attended the University of Grenoble, France, and Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.
Free Press founder Josh Silver reviews the negative consequences of vertical media integration, like the recent Comcast-NBC merger, and criticizes the Obama administration for breaking campaign promises to uphold net neutrality and prevent the "excessive concentration of power in the hands of one corporation."