Resources on Access to Data (Public List)
Access to knowledge about the public sphere is crucial for communications research and policymaking. This includes not just access to aggregated data on services, industry structure, programming, and audiences--the core inputs to FCC policymaking--but also access to audiovisual content, which is often the target of policymaking.
Limitations on access to data and content have begun to receive more attention in the past several years. This list provides a primer on a range of access to data and access to content concerns.
- Philip M. Napoli, Joe Karaganis. Toward a Federal Data Agenda for Communications Policymaking. CommLaw Conspectus. 2007.
- K.C. Claffy. The Future of the Internet: Q&A with kc claffy. 2007/08/02.
- John Dunbar. A Penchant for Secrecy: Why is the FCC So Determined to Keep Key Data from the Public?. Center for Public Integrity. 2003/05/22.
- Jeff Ubois. Finding Murphy Brown: How Accessible are Historic Television Broadcasts?. 2006.