Publications and Appearances

  • Recent Appearances

    Cheryl Save the Internet Rally

    Rallying Crowd to Save the Internet

    Cheryl spoke at a Save The Internet Rally on behalf of her client, the United Church of Christ, OC Inc., demonstrating her ability to rally a crowd.

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    Next Steps in Promoting the Values of the IP Transition

    Cheryl spoke in March in a Capitol Hill Briefing on the Values of the IP Transition sponsored by Public Knowledge discussing the values which are important to maintain through the IP transition. She emphasized the importance of technology enabling everyone in our society to be able to achieve based on their own intelligence, willingness to…   Read More


    Speaking eloquently in support of justice

    Cheryl appeared at a Federal Communications Commission workshop in July on behalf of the United Church of Christ to advocate for just and reasonable rates for inmate calling services.  She was able to combine the moral authority of her client the United Church of Christ, OC Inc. and her communications policy expertise to lay bare the injustice…   Read More


    Bringing Broadband Adoption to the Nation’s Underserved Populations

    The FCC’s National Broadband Plan identified three areas that need to be addressed to getting all Americans online: the cost of broadband, basic digital literacy skills and the relevance of content available over broadband transmission. All three were featured in the discussion at Tuesday’s event.

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    Mr. Radio Goes to Washington: Teaming up to Pass the Local Community Radio Act

    Cheryl described her role in the broad collaborative ten-year effort to pass the Local Community Radio Act, and offered advice to media activists who would like to succeed in Congress.  National Conference on Media Reform, Boston, MA (April 2011.)  Cheryl’s power point presentation.  Cheryl’s presentation begins at 41:30 in the video.

Selected Appearances:

  • Witness in support of H.R. 1147, the Local Community Radio Act of 2009, Legislative Hearing, House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet (June 11, 2009).
  • Panelist, The Communications Act and the FCC at 75: What Will the Future Bring?, Federal Communications Bar Association (Feb. 24, 2009).
  • Panelist, Alliance for Community Media Annual Conference, Panelist, Media & Public Interest: Influencing Federal Policy, Washington DC(July 11, 2008).
  • Panelist, Representing Your Local Broadcaster, Luncheon Panel, The Public Interest, National Association of Broadcastersm, Las Vegas, NV (April 2008).
  • Moderator, Media Reform Panel, Joint Meeting of the National Council of Churches Communications Commission and World Association of Christian Communication, North America (September 2007).
  • Moderator, Too Big Too Powerful, National Conference on Media Reform (January 2007).
  • Panelist, Broadband Reform: De-regulation, Regulation, Reregulation or No Regulation?, 2006 Internet Caucus ‘State of the Net’ Conference (February 2006).
  • Participant, Aspen Institute Twentieth Annual Conference on Telecommunications Policy (August 2005).
  • Panelist, What Good is the Media? Shaping the Press for Democracy, University of Buffalo Law School, Mitchell Lecture (April 2003).

Selected Publications:

  • “Trying to Silence Others’ Speech: Hecklers’ Veto Case Law as a Resource for Democratic Discourse,” Hofstra Law Review, 35 Hofstra L. Rev. 1305 (2007).
  • “How Can Government Constitutionally Compel Mass Media to Serve the Public, And How Can Citizens Make It Happen?” in News Incorporated: Corporate Media Ownership And Its Threat To Democracy. Ed. Elliot D. Cohen. (New York: Prometheus Books, 2005) (with Harold Feld).
  • “Monolith or Mosaic: Can the Federal Communications Commission Legitimately Pursue Repetition of Local Content at the Expense of Local Diversity?,” American University Law Review, 53 Am. Univ. L. Rev. 597 (2004).
  • “More Than ‘A Toaster with Pictures,’ Defending Media Ownership Limits,” ABA Communications Lawyer (September 2003) (with Harold Feld).