Corporate Power/Consolidation

Bay Guardian awarded $15.6 million in lawsuit

NAB heads to court over FCC's loosening of media ownership rules

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National Association of Broadcasters to File Suit vs. Federal Communications Commission's Loosening of Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rules

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Copps pushes for investigation of WHNT-TV outage during 60 Minutes

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‘Technical Difficulty’ Prevented Viewers of WHNT-TV Huntsville, Ala., from Seeing Feb. 24 60 Minutes Story About Alleged Campaign by Karl Rove Against Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman

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Convicted mogul Black heads to prison

KMEL and the demise of hyphy

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Thizzle, bling, and blunts may have helped bring down the overhyped hyphy movement. But KMEL pulled the trigger.

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Sam's club: Journalism to churnalism

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It's what's happened to the news in this age

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