Press Release

ICYMI: Preview of Proposed FCC Rule Change on Cross-Ownership

Yesterday the American Action Forum (@AAF) released a report previewing rule changes the Federal Communications Commission will consider at its Open Meeting today, November 16. Currently companies are prohibited from owning multiple media outlets in the same market, a rule first instituted in 1975. This rule is based on outdated antitrust concerns, and replacing it with a case-by-case review system could increase the amount of news reporting as well as strengthen local news outlets that are struggling with the industry’s shift to the Internet.

Click here to read the research.