Media Policy Podcast Archives

Ep 57: Why Hollywood’s Set-Top Box Copyright Arguments Have No Basis in Law with Mitch Stoltz

Ep 57: Why Hollywood’s Set-Top Box Copyright Arguments Have No Basis in Law with Mitch Stoltz

Mitch Stoltz (@mitchstoltz) is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Mitch works on cases where free speech and innovation collide with copyright and trademark law. His current projects include improving the legal environment for mobile software developers and tinkerers, fighting the use of copyright as a tool for censorship, litigation on the copyright status of mandatory safety codes, and legal analysis in the field of Internet television and video. Mitch also counsels …

Ep 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

Ep 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

My guest today is Jennifer Pozner (@jennpozner), founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy group. She’s also the author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. A widely published journalist, Jennifer serves on the board of editors of In These Timesmagazine. Her work has appeared in corporate media outlets such as Newsday, Chicago Tribune and the Boston Phoenix, independent magazines such as Ms…

How to create a social media marketing strategy with Katja Schroeder (Ep. 37)

How to create a social media marketing strategy with Katja Schroeder (Ep. 37)

Katja Schroeder (@schroek) is an Adjunct Professor at St. Francis College where she teaches International Marketing and Social Media Marketing. She is the Managing Director of Bloom, a transmedia startup agency within the Ruder Finn global network that helps companies thrive with integrated marketing communications campaigns across social channels and digital screens. Katja has developed award-winning integrated communications and marketing programs for companies of all sizes in North America,…

Nothing to watch? Learn about the set-top box war with Brian Woolfolk (Ep. 36)

Nothing to watch? Learn about the set-top box war with Brian Woolfolk (Ep. 36)

Brian Woolfolk (@brianpwoolfolk) is a seasoned attorney with over 20 years of government relations and congressional investigations experience. He represents a broad array of clients with matters before Congress and federal agencies. Brian also counsels clients involved in high profile Congressional Investigations. In addition, he advises clients on compliance with federal election, lobbying disclosure and gift ban regulations. Prior to his tenure in private…

How to Stream Your Favorite Shows Without it Counting Against Your Data Cap with John Bergmayer (Ep.31)

How to Stream Your Favorite Shows Without it Counting Against Your Data Cap with John Bergmayer (Ep.31)

John Bergmayer (@bergmayer) is a Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge, specializing in telecommunications, Internet, and intellectual property issues. He advocates for the public interest before courts and policymakers, and works to make sure that all stakeholders–including ordinary citizens, artists, and technological innovators–have a say in shaping emerging digital policies. In this episode we discussed: a brief history of net neutrality, what it means and how we got to where we…

How to Build a Political Career on Issues You’re Truly Passionate About with David Goodfriend (Ep. 6)

How to Build a Political Career on Issues You’re Truly Passionate About with David Goodfriend (Ep. 6)

David Goodfriend is Founder and President of Goodfriend Government Affairs, with current and past clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to start-up ventures, to non-profit advocacy organizations in the telecommunications, media, technology, homebuilding, and renewable energy sectors. David served as Deputy Staff Secretary to President William Jefferson Clinton; professional staff member to congressional committees chaired by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY); and…

How to Define Today’s TV Viewers with Adriana Waterson (Ep. 2)

How to Define Today’s TV Viewers with Adriana Waterson (Ep. 2)

Adriana Waterston is Senior Vice President of Insights and Strategy at Horowitz Research. Her work focuses on finding the story behind media statistics and revealing faces behind facts. Adriana oversees all of Horowitz’s millennial, multicultural and Latino research endeavors and has moderated hundreds of hundreds of groups and conducted in-home ethnographic research on several different areas including entertainment consumption, unmet needs in technology and media and many other…