As we have come to expect, the new FTC “discussion draft” on reinventing journalism was quietly released this week, virtually lost among the big stories of flotillas and oil leaks. Some of the ideas contained include using AmeriCorps as a cheap, young journalistic alternative and grant making to university journalism students to do actual reporting. [...]
A friend of ACORN will soon head the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal “service” agency that doles out millions of dollars to left-leaning groups.
On Feb. 11 the Senate confirmed Obama nominee Patrick Corvington as chief executive of CNCS, which oversees Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America.
Corvington was a senior official at [...]
Last year, ExxonMobil donated $7 million to a grab-bag of public policy institutes, including the Aspen Institute, the Asia Society and Transparency International. It also gave a combined $125,000 to the Heritage Institute and the National Center for Policy Analysis, two conservative think tanks that have offered dissenting views on what until recently was called—without [...]