A Change for the Worse

In 2007, then-Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin rammed through controversial rules that would have allowed further media consolidation of newspapers and broadcast television stations. The change met significant opposition from the public and Congress, and was eventually overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Now the current FCC chairman, Julius Genachowski, has proposed almost identical rule changes through an even more opaque process. If it passes, the Genachowski proposal will allow Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to own the major daily newspaper, two or more broadcast TV stations and eight radio stations in a single market.

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People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good