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Comm Policy 2017 - Background Readings

This collection of reading materials was created to prepare participants for the 2017 Aspen Institute Conference on Communications Policy by providing an overview of and background information on the topic, Developing Policies for the New Media Landscape. 

New Media Landscape

Laura A. Martin and Dan Medina, “The Future of TV: Mobile, Live, Immersive, Social,” Needham & Company, LLC, September 8, 2016. Available online:

Olaf Acker, Henning Hagen and Jad Hajj, “2017 Technology: Trends Increasing Stratification and Changing Competitive Dynamics,” PwC, 2017. Available online:

Steve Andriole, “There Will Be 30 Technology Companies in 2030, 10 in 2050, and Then There Will Be None,” Forbes, May 25, 2017. Available online:

Larry Downes, “The Media Revolution That Isn’t Being Televised,” The Washington Post, January 13, 2015. Available online:

Geoff Huston, “The Internet's Gilded Age,” CircleID, March 11, 2017. Available online:

Principles to Guide Policy

Robert G. Picard and Victor Pickard, “Essential Principles for Contemporary Media and Communications Policymaking,” Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, April 2017. Available online:

Ajit Pai, “Bringing the Benefits of the Digital Age to All Americans,” Federal Communications Commission, March 15, 2017. Available online:

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai at the Brandery, "Summary of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai’s Digital Empowerment Agenda,” Cincinnati, OH, September 13, 2016. Available online: