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Media Ownership

The FCC -- Actually Enforcing Its Own Rules?

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Media
Sue Wilson

There is a new sheriff at the FCC, and it looks like Tom Wheeler is here to protect the townspeople, not the outlaws.

Hey, CJR; Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

Craig Aaron | Posted 02.25.2013 | Media
Craig Aaron

The only thing the FCC is doing is the one thing we know won't help the crisis in journalism: pushing more and more media consolidation. And that's what needs to be stopped.

Why Is the Obama FCC Plotting a Massive Giveaway to Rupert Murdoch?

Craig Aaron | Posted 01.19.2013 | Media
Craig Aaron

According to reports, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is circulating an order at the FCC to lift the ban on one company owning daily newspapers and TV stations in the 20 largest media markets. And he wants to wrap up this massive giveaway just in time for the holidays.

Is the Obama FCC Really Pushing Bush's Failed Media Policies?

Craig Aaron | Posted 01.30.2012 | Media
Craig Aaron

What we need isn't more disastrous media consolidation. We need media that truly represent, as Barack Obama himself said not long ago, "all of the voices in our diverse nation." We won't get there if we fall back on the failed policies of the past.

Rupert Murdoch's Greatest Moments in Ethics and Integrity

Craig Aaron | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

Are we still talking about this whole phone-hacking scandal at News Corp.? Profits are up at News Corp. And, as Rupert Murdoch assured investors yesterday, "There can be no doubt about our commitment to ethics and integrity."

A Funny Thing Happened at Stanford's FCC Hearing

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

Broadcasters are licensed to "serve the public interest..." If they do not, they should have their licenses stripped away. It's a rule that both the corporate owners and the FCC prefer to ignore.

Media Cross-Ownership Ban LIFTED

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — A federal court has at least temporarily lifted government rules that blocked media companies from owning a newspaper and a broadca...

Geeks Rule: Why Media Ownership Still Matters

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

After years of clearly destructive consolidation and lawsuits, the FCC will hold a public hearing next week to debate modifying the existing anti-trust regulations for print and broadcast outlets. Does any of this matter any more?

Tough times Turning Newspaper Lenders Into Owners

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Newspaper headlines have skewered money lenders for dubious decisions that stoked the recession. Now the financiers are starting...

FCC Head Wants To Relax Media Ownership Rules

New York Times | Stephen Labaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The head of the Federal Communications Commission has circulated an ambitious plan to relax the decades-old media ownership rules, including repealing...