Media Policy Podcast Archives

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

Ep 57: Why Hollywood’s Set-Top Box Copyright Arguments Have No Basis in Law with Mitch Stoltz

Ep 57: Why Hollywood’s Set-Top Box Copyright Arguments Have No Basis in Law with Mitch Stoltz

Mitch Stoltz (@mitchstoltz) is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Mitch works on cases where free speech and innovation collide with copyright and trademark law. His current projects include improving the legal environment for mobile software developers and tinkerers, fighting the use of copyright as a tool for censorship, litigation on the copyright status of mandatory safety codes, and legal analysis in the field of Internet television and video. Mitch also counsels …

Ep 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

Ep 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

My guest today is Jennifer Pozner (@jennpozner), founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy group. She’s also the author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. A widely published journalist, Jennifer serves on the board of editors of In These Timesmagazine. Her work has appeared in corporate media outlets such as Newsday, Chicago Tribune and the Boston Phoenix, independent magazines such as Ms…

How to create a social media marketing strategy with Katja Schroeder (Ep. 37)

How to create a social media marketing strategy with Katja Schroeder (Ep. 37)

Katja Schroeder (@schroek) is an Adjunct Professor at St. Francis College where she teaches International Marketing and Social Media Marketing. She is the Managing Director of Bloom, a transmedia startup agency within the Ruder Finn global network that helps companies thrive with integrated marketing communications campaigns across social channels and digital screens. Katja has developed award-winning integrated communications and marketing programs for companies of all sizes in North America,…

Nothing to watch? Learn about the set-top box war with Brian Woolfolk (Ep. 36)

Nothing to watch? Learn about the set-top box war with Brian Woolfolk (Ep. 36)

Brian Woolfolk (@brianpwoolfolk) is a seasoned attorney with over 20 years of government relations and congressional investigations experience. He represents a broad array of clients with matters before Congress and federal agencies. Brian also counsels clients involved in high profile Congressional Investigations. In addition, he advises clients on compliance with federal election, lobbying disclosure and gift ban regulations. Prior to his tenure in private…

How to Stream Your Favorite Shows Without it Counting Against Your Data Cap with John Bergmayer (Ep.31)

How to Stream Your Favorite Shows Without it Counting Against Your Data Cap with John Bergmayer (Ep.31)

John Bergmayer (@bergmayer) is a Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge, specializing in telecommunications, Internet, and intellectual property issues. He advocates for the public interest before courts and policymakers, and works to make sure that all stakeholders–including ordinary citizens, artists, and technological innovators–have a say in shaping emerging digital policies. In this episode we discussed: a brief history of net neutrality, what it means and how we got to where we…