Legislation and Regulation

FCC buried report showing local TV owners provide more local news

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Under previous Chairman Michael Powell, the FCC appears to have deliberately suppressed research demonstrating that local media ownership corresponds to increased local news content.

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New web resource designed to demystify Internet political speech rules

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New Web Site Lays Out the Rights and Obligations of Political Speakers on the Internet

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The FCC and the Media One Year After Katrina

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JURIST Guest Columnist Leonard Baynes of the St. John's University School of Law says that to remedy racially-stereotyped reporting of events such as the 2005 Katrina disaster, the Federal Communications Commission should implement policies to increase the number of minorities who own and are employed by broadcast stations...

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In Milwaukee, FCC hears local views on media

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Crowd warns about consolidation hazards

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Congress should ensure Internet providers don't play favorites

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Alaska paper tags the state's senior Senator on net neutrality.

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Video franchise not on Senate schedule

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Net neutrality controversy continues to snarl GOP hopes for a fast-tracked telecom bill this session.

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Tomlinson cited for abuses at broadcast board

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CPB Ex-Chief Put Friend On Payroll, State Dept. Says

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Gore lashes out at media consolidation

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Former VP Gore--an enthusiatic supporter of the 1996 Telecom Act which opened the door to ten years of dramatic media consolidation--now speaks out against media oligarchy.

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Minority media council asks FCC to start over

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The MMTC wants the FCC to go back to the drawing board on ownership rules review.

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Cart way ahead of horse on FCC media ownership events

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The Federal Communications Commission's Web site has yet to post news of a single public hearing on its media ownership proceeding, but media activists across the United States are already organizing their own forums and teach-ins on the controversial issue.

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