Newton N. Minow

Newton Minow was the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission during the Kennedy Administration. He is a senior counsel at the law firm Sidley Austin and the Walter Annenberg Professor Emeritus of communication law and policy at Northwestern University.

  • How We Should Remember John F. Kennedy
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    How We Should Remember John F. Kennedy

    To honor his memory, it's important to place him in his era of bold optimism and hard realism—and alongside other great leaders of that era.

  • A Vaster Wasteland

    A Vaster Wasteland

    Fifty years after his landmark speech declaring television programming a “vast wasteland,” the author surveys the reshaped media landscape and lays out a plan to keep television and the Internet vibrant, democratic forces for the next half century.

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Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

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Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

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What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

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