Even in a state with a disproportionate number of seniors, some candidates are failing to help voters hear their messages.Continue reading
If the FCC decides to require cable, satellite and radio companies to put their files online, we may have an unprecedented view into political spending across all major media platforms.Continue reading
Television broadcast stations around the country are opening their political files for the first time, and Sunlight's tracking the most notable happenings across the country.Continue reading
A decade after the Supreme Court predicted the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law would help promote transparency by making public information on campaign ad buys, most political advertisers and TV stations aren't providing the information at all.Continue reading
So determined are Republican members of Congress to kowtow to the broadcast industry that today members of a House Appropriations... View ArticleContinue reading
The nation's broadcasters sued the Federal Communications Commission Monday over a rule that requires them to post political ads bought at some stations online.
At risk: a ruling designed to make information about political ad buys available via the Internet in time for the fall election. Sunlight has calls into both the FCC and the National Association of Broadcasters, the group suing the agency, for comment. So far, no response.
But Corie Wright, senior policy counsel for Free Press, and a longtime advocate of the ad buy rule, called the lawsuit "nothing more than an attempt by the NAB ...Continue reading
At its meeting today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a rule requiring the top four broadcasters in the biggest fifty... View ArticleContinue reading
The Sunlight Foundation sent a letter to the FCC urging them to stay strong and adopt transparency rules that would... View ArticleContinue reading
The House is voting today on the H.R. 3309, the FCC Reform Act. Rep. Eshoo is offering an important amendment... View ArticleContinue reading