Media Ownership Rules May Change

 

The Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposal to relax rules that govern the ownership of media in this country.  Right now, a single company cannot own both a TV broadcast station and a newspaper in the same market.  The change would allow newspapers to own radio and TV stations, a move opposed some advocates of minority ownership of media entities. 

The FCC was supposed to vote on this in December but didn’t.  They’re scheduled to take it up again next year – leaving more time for comment.

 

Todd O’Boyle is Program Director for Media and Democracy for Common Cause. He talked with Dale Connelly and Paul Brohaugh on KFAI's Morning Blend.  

 

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