Ryan Blethen discusses the press, media and democracy. Daily Democracy is part of the Democracy Papers, a series of articles, essays and editorial opinion examining threats to our freedoms of speech and the press.
January 7, 2008 11:22 AM
Posted by Ryan Blethen
U.S. News and World Report had a piece last week about the Federal Communications Commission and cross-ownership, which can be found here. No revelations for anybody who follows the FCC and the press. It is a good piece for newbies.
The report does a good job explaining the new cross-ownership rules adopted by the FCC late last year. The reporter also incorporated some stats that should worry the magazine's readers. The biggest attention grabber being:
"Today, about a dozen media corporations - the largest is Gannett Co., followed by the Tribune Co. - own roughly one third of the country's more than 1,400 daily newspapers."
I hope U.S. News continues to cover this story. The American press too often writes about the FCC, and other media regulatory actions after the fact.
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