The watchdog group Media Matters recently reported that in 2012, the network nightly news programs devoted only 12 full segments to climate change. During that same period, these programs dedicated seven times more coverage to the British Royal Family.
It’s not often that the FCC asks us how to do its job. But Sept. 6 is the deadline for the public to respond to a pretty exciting question: “Should we set aside channels for community radio in big and medium-sized cities?”
You don’t hear questions like that every day. In fact, media activists fought for more than a decade to put this idea on the table.