Media Ownership Modernization Adopted!

The following can be attributed to Katie McAuliffe, Executive Director of Digital Liberty:

Today, the Federal Communications Commission brought its media ownership rules into the 21st century.

By eliminating unnecessary rules such as the newspaper/broadcast cross ownership rule, radio/television cross-ownership rule, the attribution rule for television joint sales agreements, and the eight voices test of the Local Television Ownership Rule, the FCC has removed cumbersome barriers for local news organizations. 

Read Katie McAuliffe’s piece on media ownership in The Hill.

The competition for local advertising dollars is stiff. If we want newspapers and broadcasters to be able to compete and provide the high quality of local journalism and programing in the 21st century, we need to level the field by removing well-intentioned but old regulatory limits from the 20th century that are no longer relevant to 21st century challenges.