In the spirit of a call from Ethan Zuckerman, the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, for more “wide news” — news that reflects society’s diversity of opinions — we’ve been sending out some recommended readings for each of our events that cut across the spectrum. Our hope is to eventually expand this practice to cut across multiple perspectives (beyond just left-right), but for this month, we have a few suggested starting points.
The topic of net neutrality is a difficult one to fully understand, so please note that these are by no means meant to be thorough. These articles are merely meant as a place to begin our conversation, as well as a way of showcasing some of the varying conversations already happening.
-When available, opinion pieces are categorized using allsides.com bias ratings
-Articles with an * indicate the most essential piece per section.
Right-leaning author and/or publication:
* Does Net Neutrality Spur Internet Innovation?, American Enterprise Institute
Controlling the Nation’s Internet, Washington Times
* What is Net Neutrality and What Would its Reversal Mean?, USA Today
Net Neutrality Explained: “Imagine Internet is Pizza…,” Marketplace
Left-leaning author and/or publication:
* Trump’s FCC Chairman is Misleading Congress About Net Neutrality, Slate
Net Neutrality Reduced to Mogul vs. Mogul in Corporate Media’s Shallow Coverage, Common Dreams
* Without Net Neutrality, Pittsburgh Startups Might Not Ever Start Up, WESA (Pittsburgh)
Letter: Bipartisanship Needed Re: Net Neutrality Bill, Argus Leader (Sioux Falls)
– Adam Gismondi, Ph.D.
Civic Series – Civic Media Researcher