J.H. Snider’s Publications, Events, and Press

For publications, etc. since Spring 2009, see iSolon.org’s home page.

Would You Ask Turkeys to Mandate Thanksgiving?  The Dismal Politics of Legislative Transparency (SSRN prepublication working paper version)
Journal Article | Spring 2009| Journal of Information Technology and Politics

Public School Systems Should Post Compensation Data Online
Article | March 18, 2009 | Washington Examiner

Mixing Advocacy, Scholarly Research and Journalism: Can the New America Foundation Square the Circle?
Article | February 26, 2009 | PR Watch

Need Teachers? Show Them the Money
Article | February 8, 2009 | Washington Post

Strengthen Think Tank Accountability
Article | February 3, 2009 | Politico

Don’t Delay the Digital TV Transition
Article | January 21, 2009 | Ars Technica

Future Shop: How New Technologies Will Change the Way We Shop and What We Buy
Book | November 14, 2008 | Authors Guild Backinprint.com

Bar Mitzvah 21
Article | November 13, 2008 | Washington Jewish Week

Voting for Glass Houses
In the News | November 12, 2008 | Columbia Journalism Review

School board’s TV debut delayed
In the News| October 1, 2008 | Capital

J.H. Snider serves as a grant contest judge at Democracy 2.0 Grant Summit – Money in Politics
Event| September 21, 2008 | Democracy 2.0

J.H. Snider presents at NOLA’s Annual Meeting
Event| July 19, 2008 | National Online Legislative Associates

iSolon.org: New Academic Paper on Government Transparency 
In the News| July 15, 2008 | OpenTheGovernment.org

Would You Ask a Turkey To Mandate Thanksgiving?  
In the News| July 14, 2008 | Special Libraries Association, Government Information Division

Would You Ask Turkeys To Mandate Thanksgiving? The Dismal Politics of Legislative Transparency 
Working Paper| July 14, 2008 | Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy

Would You Ask Turkeys To Mandate Thanksgiving?  Using Citizens Assemblies to Reform the Process of Democratic Reform
Working Paper| July 14, 2008 | Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy

Harvard Hosts 2-Day Citizens Assembly Conference; New Zealand Parliament Allocates $4.3 million for a Citizens Assembly
Article | June 28, 2008 | Citizens Assembly News Digest

The Role of News Media in the Governance Agenda
Event | May 30, 2008 | Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Crackpot or Genius? Canada Steps onto the World Stage as a Democratic Innovator
Article | May 17, 2008 | Journal of Public Deliberation

Designing Deliberative Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Article | May 14, 2008 | Journal of Public Deliberation

Unusual Bar Mitzvah: Snider Family’s Modern Twist
Article | March 28, 2008 | Baltimore Jewish Times

The Quest to Protect Creative Policy Ideas
Commentary | March 20, 2008 | Chronicle of Philanthropy

Online contract access would let in more sunshine
In the News | March 17, 2008 | Capital (Annapolis, MD)

Adding meaning to your child’s bar mitzvah experience
Article | March 14, 2008 | Boston Jewish Advocate

Councilmen want county contracts published on Web: Say move will increase government transparency
In the News | March 13, 2008 | Capital (Annapolis, MD)

J.H. Snider on Spectrum Policy (half hour segment, with Snider segment beginning at 18:50)
Radio Interview | February 29, 2008 | Counterspin

Is the spectrum just too complex for reporters?
Commentary | February 21, 2008 | Nieman Watchdog

The Government’s $19.3 Billion Auction of Spectrum (as of Round 61 on February 12, 2008)  Why don’t you know more about the government’s allocation of this vital natural resource?
Event | February 19, 2008

Tom Fiedler Named Shorenstein Guest Lecturer — Four Spring Fellows Named
In The News Item | January 28, 2008 | Editor & Publisher

J.H. Snider launches iSolon.org
In The News Item | January 8, 2008 | DSL Prime News

Saskatchewan PM Promises Citizens Assembly in 2008
In The News Item | November 26, 2007 | Deliberative Democracy eBulletin

FCC boss gives ex-Nextel man okay on 700MHz: The intricacies of politics and big money
In The News Item | November 22, 2007 | The Inquirer (United Kingdom)

Out of the Blue: Vacant Channels Could Fuzz Up Free TV. Broadcasters See Red Over White Spaces
In The News Item | November 5, 2007 | Multichannel News

Ontario Citizens’ Assembly Proposal Down But Not Out
In The News Item | November 1, 2007 | National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

iSolon.org: One-stop for the Latest News on Citizens Assemblies “Movement”
In The News Item | October 29, 2007 | Deliberative Democracy eBulletin

Hundt Takes On Wireless ‘Cartels’
In The News Item | October 14, 2007 | San Jose Mercury News

New Voting System Goes Down To Defeat
In The News Item | October 11, 2007 | Ottawa Citizen

School Board Backs TV Idea
In The News Item | October 5, 2007 | Baltimore Sun

How They Got $480 Billion in Spectrum Giveaways
In The News Item | October 1, 2007 | ISP-Planet

The Art of Spectrum Lobbying
Presentation | September 30, 2007 | Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

Spectrum Giveaway Makes $200 Billion Phone Bill Ripoff Look Small
In The News Item | September 5, 2007 | ISP-Planet

The Art of Spectrum Lobbying
Policy Paper | August 31, 2007

Ars Technica Reports on J.H. Snider’s Spectrum Working Paper
In The News Item | July 19, 2007 | ARS Technica

Communications Daily Quotes J.H. Snider on Spectrum Licenses
In The News Item | July 18, 2007 | Communications Daily

InfoWorld Highlights New America Spectrum Event
In The News Item | July 17, 2007 | InfoWorld

The Baltimore Sun Highlights J.H. Snider 
In The News Item | July 12, 2007 | The Baltimore Sun

America’s $480 Billion Spectrum Giveaway
Event | July 11, 2007

Spectrum Policy for the Emerging Ultrabroadband World
Transcript/Supporting Document | June 22, 2007

Spectrum Policy for the Emerging Ultrabroadband World
Policy Paper | June 22, 2007

Defense News Quotes J.H. Snider on Shared Spectrum, DARPA
In The News Item | April 16, 2007 | Defense News

J.H. Snider on Spectrum Auction, Nextel in GigaOm
In The News Item | April 6, 2007 | GigaOm

RCR Wireless Quotes J.H. Snider on IWN
In The News Item | March 31, 2007 | RCR Wireless News

J.H. Snider on White Space Spectrum in Broadcast Engineering
In The News Item | March 19, 2007 | Broadcast Engineering

J.H. Snider on Microsoft’s Wireless Prototype in Dow Jones Marketwatch In The News Item | March 9, 2007 | Dow Jones MarketWatch

J.H. Snider on Community Wireless Networks in Communications Daily
In The News Item | March 8, 2007 | Communications Daily

J.H. Snider on In-Band-On-Channel Broadcasting in East Bay Express
In The News Item | March 7, 2007 | East Bay Express

Economic/Legal Reply Comments to FCC on TV White Spaces NPRMTranscript/Supporting Document | March 2, 2007

ISP Planet Cites New America’s WISP Response to the FCC
In The News Item | February 23, 2007 | ISP Planet

Economic/Legal Comments on Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Unlicensed Access to TV White Spaces
Transcript/Supporting Document | January 31, 2007

Communications Daily Quotes J.H. Snider on Multicasting Stations
In The News Item | January 8, 2007 | Communications Daily

America’s Million-Dollar Superintendents
Article/Op-Ed | December 13, 2006 | Education Week

J.H. Snider on Mesh Networks in Chicago Defender
In The News Item | December 7, 2006 | Chicago Defender

J.H. Snider Challenges Traditional Spectrum Theory in Policy Tracker
In The News Item | November 20, 2006 | Policy Tracker

J.H. Snider on US-Mexico Spectrum Agreement in Technology Daily
In The News Item | November 20, 2006 | Technology Daily

J.H. Snider on Regulating VoIP in Technology Daily
In The News Item | November 17, 2006 | Technology Daily

J.H. Snider Estimates TV Spectrum Worth $100B in Multichannel News
In The News Item | November 6, 2006 | Multichannel News

New Television, Old Politics
Article/Op-Ed | November 1, 2006 | Review of Political Economy

J.H. Snider Explains Spectrum Auction’s Promise to the Associated Press
In The News Item | October 27, 2006 | The Associated Press

J.H. Snider on the FCC’s Spectrum Decision in the Los Angeles Times
In The News Item | October 13, 2006 | Los Angeles Times

RCR Wireless News Quotes J.H. Snider on Secrecy, Delays in Spectrum Policy Reform
In The News Item | October 13, 2006 | RCR Wireless News

J.H. Snider Discusses Unlicensed Spectrum in Government Technology
In The News Item | October 12, 2006 | Government Technology

Spectrum Policy Wonderland Policy Paper | September 30, 2006

Government Technology Quotes J.H. Snider on the Internet’s Role in Encouraging Democracy
In The News Item | September 29, 2006 | Government Technology

Comments on DTV Converter Box Coupon Program
Transcript/Supporting Document | September 26, 2006 | New America et al./MAP

J.H. Snider on the FCC Auction in Policy Tracker
In The News Item | September 22, 2006 | Policy Tracker

J.H. Snider Comments on Efforts to Curb White Space in Policy Tracker
In The News Item | September 15, 2006 | Policy Tracker

Comments on Proposed New FAA Restrictions on Wireless CommunicationsTranscript/Supporting Document | September 11, 2006

J.H. Snider on the FCC’s Delayed Radio Multicasting Vote in Communications Daily
In The News Item | September 8, 2006 | Communications Daily

J.H. Snider Discusses Coming FCC Decisions in Communications Daily
In The News Item | September 7, 2006 | Communications Daily

J.H Snider Discusses Need for FCC Planning in Public Broadcasting Report
In The News Item | September 1, 2006 | Public Broadcasting Report

How Mass Media Use Crisis Communications for Political Gain
Policy Paper | August 30, 2006

J.H. Snider in Communications Daily
In The News Item | August 21, 2006 | Communications Daily

J.H. Snider on Clear Channel in the New York Law Journal
In The News Item | August 7, 2006 | New York Law Journal

J.H. Snider on the Upcoming Radio Spectrum Auction in The Wall Street Journal In The News Item | August 4, 2006 | The Wall Street Journal

Comments Opposing Expansion of Licensing in 900MHz Shared Unlicensed BandTranscript/Supporting Document | May 30, 2006 | New America Foundation

Public Needs to Know How Government Runs Its Airwaves
Article/Op-Ed | May 10, 2006 | San Francisco Daily Journal

Reply Comments on Broadcast Industry’s Digital TV Distributed Transmission System
Transcript/Supporting Document | April 18, 2006

Myth vs. Fact: The Rhetoric and Reality of Progress in Allocating More Spectrum for Unlicensed Use
Policy Paper | February 22, 2006 | New America Foundation

Reclaiming the Vast Wasteland: The Economic Case
Policy Paper | February 21, 2006 | New America Foundation

Comments Opposing Broadcast Industry’s Digital TV Distributed Transmission System Transcript/Supporting Document | February 6, 2006

Comments Opposing Airport Monopoly on Unlicensed WiFi ServiceTranscript/Supporting Document | January 30, 2006

The Superintendent as Scapegoat
Article/Op-Ed | January 11, 2006 | Education Week

Solving a Classic Dilemma of Democratic Politics
Article/Op-Ed | January 10, 2006 | National Civic Review

Which is More Important for Spectrum Policy: FCC or DOT?
Article/Op-Ed | January 8, 2006 | Muniwireless.com

Myth vs. Fact: A Response to Broadcast Industry Misinformation Concerning Possible Interference from ‘Smart’ Wi-Fi Devices
Policy Paper | January 5, 2006 | New America Foundation

DTV 101: Exploring the Brave New World of Digital TelevisionTranscript/Supporting Document | July 19, 2005

Speeding the DTV Transition
Policy Paper | May 25, 2005 | New America Foundation

Should DTV Must-Carry be Expanded, Sunset or Preserved As-Is?
Policy Paper | May 19, 2005 | New America Foundation

Speak Softly and Carry A Big Stick
Book | April 28, 2005 | iUniverse

Technical Reply Comments on Unlicensed Access to TV Band Transcript | Supporting Document | January 31, 2005 | New America et al./MAP

Legal and Economic Reply Comments on Unlicensed Access to the TV BandTranscript | Supporting Document | January 31, 2005

Comments on Unlicensed Access to the TV Band
Transcript | Supporting Document | November 30, 2004

Information Sharing for Homeland Security, Order Code RL32597
In the News | September 30, 2004 | Congressional Research Service

Comments on Retention of Local TV News Recordings by Broadcasters
Transcript | Supporting Document | August 27, 2004

The DTV Transition: What We Can Learn from Berlin?
Congressional Testimony | July 21, 2004

NAF Plan to Speed the DTV Transition
Policy Paper | May 12, 2004 | New America Foundation

Alleviating the Problem of Rational Voter Ignorance: A Proposal for a “Ballot Portal”Article/Op-Ed | April 30, 2004 | National Civic Review

The Cartoon Guide to Federal Spectrum Policy
Policy Paper | April 20, 2004 | New America Foundation

The Decline of Broadcasters’ Public Interest Obligations
Policy Paper | March 26, 2004 | New America Foundation

Multicast Must-Carry for Broadcasters
Policy Paper | December 1, 2003 | New America Foundation

Reply Comments on Proposed Reallocations of the ITFS/MDS Band
Transcript/Supporting Document | October 23, 2003

Should the Public Meeting Enter the Information Age?
Article/Op-Ed |October 3, 2003 | National Civic Review

Comments on Proposed Reallocations of the ITFS/MDS Band
Transcript/Supporting Document | September 15, 2003 | New America Foundation

From Public School to Welfare Service
rticle/Op-Ed | September 1, 2003 | The Washington Post

Up in the Air
Article/Op-Ed | September 1, 2003 | The Atlantic Monthly

Independent Board Should Regulate PEG Access
Article/Op-Ed | July 26, 2003 | The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)

Citizen’s Guide To The Airwaves
Policy Paper | July 2, 2003 | New America Foundation

Reclaiming the ‘Vast Wasteland’
Policy Paper | July 1, 2003 | New America Foundation

Breaking the Chains
Policy Paper | June 1, 2003 | New America Foundation

Unlicensed Sharing of Broadcast Spectrum
Policy Paper | June 1, 2003 | New America Foundation

Getting Real on Raising Test Scores
Article/Op-Ed | May 24, 2003 | The Washington Post

Reply Comments on Opening Broadcast Spectrum for Unlicensed SharingTranscript/Supporting Document | May 16, 2003

Reply Comments on Opening Broadcast Spectrum for Unlicensed Sharing
Policy Paper | May 16, 2003 | New America Foundation

Does Media Ownership Affect Media Stands?
Policy Paper | May 15, 2003

Comments on Opening Broadcast Spectrum for Unlicensed SharingTranscript/Supporting Document | April 17, 2003

Comments on Opening Broadcast Spectrum for Unlicensed Sharing
Transcript/Supporting Document | April 17, 2003 | New America Foundation

Best Way to Pick School Board: Informed Voters
Article/Op-Ed | December 29, 2002 | The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)

Senator John McCain on Free Air Time
Event | June 19, 2002

The Myth of ‘Free’ TV
Policy Paper | June 1, 2002 | New America Foundation

FCC Lets the Telecom Giants Steal from You
Article/Op-Ed | April 7, 2002 | The Sacramento Bee

Who Owns the Airwaves?
Policy Paper | April 1, 2002 | New America Foundation

The Future of Connectedness: Broadband vs. Internet2
Event | February 1, 2002

Should School Choice Come Via the Internet?
Article/Op-Ed | January 9, 2002 | Education Week

Is it Time for an E-Congress?
Article/Op-Ed | December 15, 2001 | Vital Speeches

The Growing Battle Between Mail and E-Mail
Article/Op-Ed | November 15, 2001 | Digital Government Navigator

Planning for the Worst
Article/Op-Ed | October 14, 2001 | Federal Computer Week

Is it Time for an E-Congress?
Transcript/Supporting Document | September 13, 2001 | New America Foundation

E-Government vs. E-Democracy
Article/Op-Ed | July 31, 2001 | Government Technology

Time for Policy to End Gridlock on the Streets
Article/Op-Ed | April 11, 2001 | The Baltimore Sun

Political Spectrum
Article/Op-Ed | March 7, 2001 | The Industry Standard

Local TV News Archives as a Public Good
Article/Op-Ed | September 1, 2000 | Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics

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