New America in the News: 2010

New America staff and fellows appear regularly on radio and television, and are frequently quoted in media outlets of all types. A selection of that coverage is available below.

5 New Tech Initiatives from Obama | Discover

December 31, 2010

... “As more and more things move online, if you don’t have access, if you don’t know how to use it -- you’re going to be at a disadvantage,” said Ben Lennett, senior policy analyst of the Open Technology Initiative at the New America Foundation ...

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The Really Big Stories | The News and Observer (N.C.)

December 31, 2010

In the current New Republic, Noam Scheiber goes further than I would, writing that WikiLeaks means the end of large organizations (including governments) ...

Lone-Wolf Plots Alter U.S. Anti-Terrorism Strategy | NPR

December 30, 2010

... shows," says Philip Mudd, a former counterterrorism official with both the CIA and the FBI, who is now a research fellow at the New America Foundation. ...

Tim Wu Powers Up 'The Master Switch' with Plenty Of Juice | Cleveland Plain Dealer

December 30, 2010

Tim Wu, a gifted law professor who popularized the idea of "Net neutrality," brings up the tamping down of Betty Boop in his engaging book "The Master ...

China Praises Internet for Role in Rooting Out Corruption | Radio Free Europe

December 30, 2010

There's a good example in Evgeny Morozov's forthcoming book, "The Net Delusion," where in January 2009, a Chinese man, who had been arrested for illegal ...

Considering Housing as Consumption, Not Investment | Marketplace

December 30, 2010


So why did The Atlantic's Megan McArdle still decide to buy a home right now? Bob Moon: One of Wall Street's worry beads today carried the inscription ...

Watchdog Calls for Reform to Reduce Wireless Prices | Canoe

December 30, 2010

... the most expensive place in the industrialized world for mobile talk, text and data services, according to a recent study by the New America Foundation. ...

Best Books of 2010 | National Post

December 30, 2010

Technology writer Tim Wu looks at the rise and fall of information and communications giants like AT&T and what these companies can teach us for our age. ...

Technology And Monopolies: Separation Anxiety | The Economist

December 29, 2010

Readers of “The Master Switch” by Tim Wu, an academic at Columbia University, will appreciate why Sir Tim is sounding the alarm. Mr Wu shows how a series of ...

This Time, He Won't Be Back: The Legacy of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger | KPCC - Southern California

December 29, 2010


Joe Matthews, Irvine Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and author, discusses the legacy of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Charlie Rose Talks to Tim Wu | BusinessWeek

December 29, 2010

It means there's now a federal net neutrality law. And that means it's illegal for a carrier, let's say Verizon (VZ), to block, say, Hulu or Bing. ...

Apple Sued for Sending iPhone, iPad User Data to Advertisers | Advertising Age

December 29, 2010

"The liability of platform owners for the apps on their machines is really unclear," said Tim Wu, professor of law at Columbia University and author of "Who ...

Carnage in the Year of the Drone Strike | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

December 29, 2010

According to the New America Foundation think-tank in Washington, the number of US drone strikes in Pakistan more than doubled in 2010, to 115. ...

How Wikileaks Affects Journalism | Council on Foreign Relations

December 29, 2010

... says CW Anderson, a media policy fellow at the New America Foundation and assistant professor of media culture at the College of Staten Island (CUNY). ...

Looking Forward with Optimistic Realism | China Post

December 28, 2010

Charles Kenny is a Washington DC-based development economist and the author of a book set for release in March 2011. Kenny's book is titled “Getting Better,” and in it he argues that despite the enormous challenges and difficulties faced by nations across the globe, things are in fact improving. ...

Seven Who Made a Difference in 2010 | The Jewish Week

December 28, 2010

Until six months ago, Peter Beinart was best known in the Jewish community as a talented young writer and editor for The New Republic, where he worked from ...

U.S. Drone Attacks Are No Laughing Matter, Mr. Obama | The Guardian (London)

December 28, 2010

According to the New America Foundation thinktank in Washington DC, the number of US drone strikes in Pakistan more than doubled in 2010, to 115. ...

Google Deal Divides Travel Industry | The New York Times

December 27, 2010

“What Google likes to do,” said Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia, “is enter markets where it thinks the existing approaches are broken, and try to do a ...

Another Knock Against Google's Deal-Making | The New York Times

December 27, 2010

In the short term, said Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia and the author of the new book “The Master Switch,” the deal could give consumers a better ...

Schwarzenegger's Legacy: Green Laws and Red Ink | San Jose Mercury News

December 26, 2010

He tried everything," said Joe Mathews, author of "The People's Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy. ...

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