Newspaper Articles – S.T. Karnick

Telecom Hardball--It's Good for Consumers

Another dispute between a TV content provider and a multipoint distributor has arisen,

Honig Gets It Half-Right

Speaking at his organization's 10th Annual Access to Capital and Telecommunications Policy conference as reported a

Cell Phone Customers Required to Pay for Free Phones

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If you own a cell phone, you're paying for someone else's phone as well, every month (h/t Patrick O'Meara).

Government Responsible for Bad TV

Writing in The American Spectator, author and cultural critic Daniel Flynn explains that cable and satellite TV subscribership is decreasing because of the awfulness of the programming, pa

Court Rejects Minnesota Youth Video Game Restriction

A federal appeals court has upheld a permanent injunction against a Minnesota law intended to discourage children under 17 from buying or renting video games classified as violent.

Indianapolis Mayor Is Ousted by Voters

In one of the biggest political upsets in the state's history, popular two-term Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson (D) lost to Republican candidate Greg Ballard, a political unknown, in the November

Whatever Happened to Media Consolidation?

Numerous writers and analysts have argued that large media conglomerates’ purchases of movie studios, magazines, and book publishing companies over the past four decades have had a deleterious effe

Florida Drops Gas Tax for Month of August

The state of Florida decided to give its taxpayers a couple of breaks during the month of August. For 31 days, the state cut its sales tax on gasoline, to the delight of local drivers.