Project (MAP) announced this morning it will cease operations on May 1.
is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and CEO of Public Knowledge:
“We are sad to read the announcement of the
Media Access Project suspending its operations. Through the years, MAP has provided an invaluable voice for
the public interest on a range of issues, including the public responsibility
of broadcasters, to media ownership and, in more recent years, many of the most
prominent policy disputes of the Internet age.
“MAP staffers are, and were, valued
colleagues. The organization has
provided opportunities for a wealth of talented and dedicated advocates, PK
Legal Director Harold Feld and PK COO Brooke Rae-Hunter among them.
MAP’s closing also resonates with me on a very personal level. I worked at MAP
for ten years and I consider Andy Schwartzman my mentor. I hope and
believe that he will continue to be an important advisor to the field that he
helped to build.”